Our Team

Meet the great personalities of our family law team.

Our Madison Team

Christopher Krimmer


Christopher has practiced law for over 24 years and exclusively in family law for over 20 years. He is greatly respected throughout the state and have received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in family law. 

Kimberly Ripp


Kim has practiced family law for over 24 years, with an emphasis on mediation and collaborative divorce. A conflict resolution specialist, Kim is passionate about alternative dispute resolution options that avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation.

Emily Cunningham


Emily is passionate about families, conflict resolution, and effective communication. She brings her diverse legal background to her family law practice making her approach to each case unique to the needs of her client and their families.

Adam Onkels


Adam enjoys family law practice because it provides him with the opportunity to affect most directly the quality of life of his clients. In family practice, attorneys address highly personal issues that affect their clients’ daily living.

Elizabeth McInerny


Elizabeth McInerny loves being a lawyer. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Marquette University in 2012 (magna cum laude) and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2015.

Carmen Kubly

Director of Operations

Carmen is responsible for the firm’s accounting, facilitates information regarding office technologies, oversees marketing, and assists in overall business development and professional collaborations.

Cody Smalley


Cody is a Paralegal who supports the attorneys of our firm. Cody brings years of experience as a paralegal to the firm and assists our clients with many important aspects of their cases.

Margie Heckard

Legal Assistant

Margie is a legal assistant who provides our clients with excellent customer service and prides herself on being compassionate and competent in providing assistance to her fellow team members and clients. 

Our Sun Prairie Team

Angela Bakke


Angela has practiced law for over 12 years, specializing in bankruptcy and family law for her entire career and utilizing her extensive experience to help clients navigate through these difficult legal areas when they intersect. She practices from the firm’s Sun Prairie office. Prior to joining Forward Legal Services, Angela operated her own law firm in Sun Prairie for 7 years.

Ashley Bakke


Ashley joined Forward Legal Services, LLC as a family law paralegal with over 10 years of experience. She is a driven paralegal with experience in successfully supporting and managing caseloads for multiple attorneys.

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