Kirsten L. Kaiser Kus

Income Member

Kirsten focuses her practice in workers’ compensation, general litigation defense, medical malpractice, professional liability and criminal defense. Kirsten takes an aggressive approach to move cases quickly towards closure through an extremely efficient litigation style. Kirsten guides her clients throughout all phases of litigation and frequently lectures regarding unique case handling techniques. Kirsten has successfully tried and argued numerous cases before all of the Administrative Law Judges of the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board and the Social Security Disability Administration. In addition, Kirsten has tried general liability, medical malpractice and criminal cases before the Indiana trial courts.

Kirsten has an extensive background in criminal defense representation ranging from misdemeanor to felony offenses, and specializes in operating while intoxicated charges and expungements of criminal records. Kirsten is experienced in mediation and subrogation matters, including ERISA, Medicare and Medicaid and serves on numerous occasions as Judge Pro Tempore for the Honorable Judge Cantrell in Lake Superior Court. Kirsten represents a wide range of clients including construction based companies, manufacturers, retail establishments, governmental agencies, casinos and insurance companies.

Kirsten frequently volunteers her time with the Porter County Animal Shelter and donated a year of pro bono legal services to aid in their representation. She is an active member of the Women Lawyers Association of Indiana and the Lake and Porter County Bar Associations.

DID YOU KNOW: I am an advocate for pit bulls and rescue animals. I fight against breed discrimination legislation. I own two rescue pit bulls, Wrigley and Jax. 

  • Education:
    • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana 2008
    • B.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 2005
  • Professional Memberships & Associations:
    • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Women Lawyers Association of Indiana
    • Lake County Bar Association
    • Porter County Bar Association
    • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Seminars & Presentations:
    • Top Employer Mistakes In Indiana, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, November 2017
    • Indiana Forms: Taking A Claim From Start To Finish, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, September 2016
    • Merrillville High School Mock Trial Competition Judge, February 2016
    • Crossing The Border: Top 5 Issues In Illinois & Indiana WC, Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, November 2015
    • Merrillville High School’s Career Day, April 2015
    • Workers’ Compensation Claims: Initial Investigation Strategies, Beyond Safety & Reliability Conference & Expo, March 2015
    • Strategies & Tactics For Defending Indiana Workers’ Compensation Claims, February 2015
    • Indiana High School Regional Mock Trial Competition Judge, February 2015
    • Resolve Ethical Issues in your Practice, October 2013

Chicago, Illinois 312-377-1501 | Schererville, Indiana 219-488-2590

Chicago, Illinois


Schererville, Indiana