Bakke Norman Law Offices announces its newest shareholder (partner), Kathleen R. Avoles.

Avoles is a 2007 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. After five years as a criminal and civil litigator in Eau Claire, she joined Bakke Norman, practicing primarily in the areas of family law and criminal defense.

She is a co-author of the Divorce and Actions Affecting the Family section of the Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference and a voting member of the St. Croix County Community Justice Coordinating Council. She is also on the boards of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Croix Valley Bar Association.

Kate currently focuses on assisting businesses and individuals with employment law matters, while continuing to handle family and criminal defense cases.

For information, contact Joan Ellis at 715-246-3800 or


Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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