Kristine enjoys her general practice which includes the following areas of law: real estate, business and corporate law, wills, trusts, estates, elder law, landlord-tenant, title insurance, creditor bankruptcy, and general civil cases. She is licensed to practice in both the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota.


Kristine has been a member of the Wisconsin State Bar and the La Crosse County Bar Association since 1995. She served as the Treasurer/Secretary for the La Crosse County Bar Association in 1999-2000. She is also a member of the State Bar of Minnesota and the American Bar Association.


Kristine was born and raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She graduated from Aquinas High School in 1988. She then attended Marquette University for her undergraduate studies and graduated magna cum laude in 1992. Kristine attended law school at Marquette University as well; and graduated cum laude in 1995. She was a law clerk with Collins, Quillin & Knothe, Ltd., while attending law school and joined the firm as an associate after her graduation. She became a partner in Collins, Quillin & Knothe, Ltd., in July 2001.

In September, 2004 Kristine opened her own law office, Gerke Law Office, LLC. Kristine and her sister, Cindy Gerke, also started a title insurance company together in September, 2004 that is called Carriage House Title, LLC. Carriage House Title, LLC has been able to combine Kristine’s 10 years of legal experience with Cindy’s 25 plus years of experience in the real estate industry to create a “Perfect Fit” for their clients legal and real estate needs.


By having a general practice, I am able to assist my clients with a variety of legal matters. I enjoy the everyday challenges that come with having a general practice. I try to represent all of my clients to the best of my abilities in a professional and caring manner. The law can be an extremely frustrating and overwhelming experience for many people. My goal is to help my clients go through this experience with as much ease as possible.

I have always been committed to providing my clients with prompt as well as professional service at the most affordable prices available