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Burck Joins WILMIC Board of Directors

Kristine BurckAttorney Burck was recently elected to a three-year term on the WILMIC Board of Directors. She fills the seat filled by Madison attorney Noreen Parrett, who stepped down after ten years on the board.

Attorney Kristine Burck has practiced law, both as a solo practitioner and in small and medium sized firms. She has worked as a government lawyer in the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI), and has worked as an in-house counsel for two property and casualty insurance companies. She is currently General Counsel for Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company in Madison.

Burck attended her first WILMIC board meeting in early June. “I left my first board meeting impressed by the work WILMIC is doing.  I was especially interested in learning how WILMIC serves its insureds with high quality insurance, but even more so, by providing resources and tools for its insureds to avoid practice risks and pitfalls,” Burck says.

Burck says over the years she has learned the importance of staying up to date on law, technology, and communication methods.   “This can be a challenge for attorneys in all types of practices.  By sharing information through seminars, newsletters and personal interaction, WILMIC provides much needed support, especially for attorneys in small to medium size practices.” And those are things, she says, that take on added importance during the coronavirus pandemic we are all trying to navigate through. “Getting help with technology and communication methods, among many other issues, can be a lifeline these days when practices have had to abruptly adapt to extreme changes due to the COVID-19 effect on communities and the economy.”

Burck says it’s a little different joining a board during these incredibly uncertain times, and she’s excited to be part of a company that wants to help its policyholders. “I am honored and excited to serve on the board to help WILMIC maintain financial strength while finding ways to reach out to more Wisconsin lawyers and help policyholders better serve their clients and get through these challenging times.”

Burck earned her law degree from University of Texas-Austin and a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel organization and as the Vice Chair for the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance.