Jennifer L. Barwinski

Jennifer Barwinski

Attorney Contact
T: (414) 577-4059

Legal Assistant
Donna Kitkowski
T: (414) 577-4081

Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
Worker’s Compensation

Jennifer started with the firm in April 2004, becoming a shareholder in January 2011. She practices primarily in the area of insurance defense, focusing on worker’s compensation cases. She represents employers and insurance companies in litigated worker’s compensation cases, and also offers advice pre-suit in these cases. Further, she defends penalty claims against employers in worker’s compensation cases.

Jennifer graduated from Marquette Law School in May 2004 with honors. During law school, Jennifer was a Managing Editor for the Marquette University Law School Intellectual Property Law Review. She also has interned for Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson.


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D. , cum laude, 2004
  • St. Norbert College, BA, double major: Business Administration & Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2001


  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • Wisconsin

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated in Martindale Hubbell
  • Included in 2012-2019 Superlawyer’s Rising Star listing
  • Included in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers of America

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA)
  • Milwaukee Insurance Adjusters Association (MIAA)
  • “Change LIRC’ing Around the Corner”, Wisconsin Law Journal, Volume 31, Issue 9, March 1, 2017
  • “Trade Dress: Should Only the Secondary Meaning Trade Dress Standard Apply to Product Packaging? Or Should Courts Continue to Use the Inherently Distinctive Standard?”,  8 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 119, Winter 2004
  • An Overview of Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law
  • Return to Work Issues in Worker’s Compensation Cases
  • Slip & Fall Liability Claims – How to Protect Yourself Before and After a Claim
  • Top 5 WC Injuries to Fight & Why
  • Amendments to the Worker’s Compensation Act, Effective March 2, 2016
  • Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation: Claim Investigation & Good Faith Denials
  • State Bar of Wisconsin 17th Annual Advanced Worker’s Compensation Symposium, Head Injuries, with Sara Swanson, PhD
  • State Bar of Wisconsin 22nd Annual Advanced Worker’s Compensation Symposium, Elements of a Scheduled Injury IME, with Harvey Kohn, MD