Christine Bestor Townsend

Professional Biography

Christine counsels her clients on a full range of labor and employment issues. She has frequently represented employers in litigation, successfully obtaining preliminary injunctions in matters related to restrictive covenants and trade secrets. She also regularly advises clients on the legal aspects of personnel decisions, employment policies, and employment agreements.

She began her legal career as a litigator in the Intellectual Property department of a national firm’s Chicago office. Christine continued her career in the labor and employment group of a firm located in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a frequent speaker on employment matters and has published articles on the subject.

Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Iowa


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Marquette University, 2006

Christine was also awarded as a Super-Lawyer Rising Star in 2017, and Rising-Star Super Lawyer in Wisconsin in 2014 and 2015. 

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