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Kelly A. Lonnberg

Member, Evansville

Kelly joined SKO in 2017 from the merger with Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn. Kelly is co-chair of the firm’s Family Law practice and a member of the Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Tort, Trial & Insurance Services, and Trusts & Estates practices. She has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 2002, is a registered Family Law Mediator and trained in Collaborative Practice and Parenting Coordination.

Southern Illinois University
1988, J.D.
University of Illinois
1985, B.A.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana


  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2019


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association, past board member; Family Law Section, past chair
  • Gibson County Bar Association
  • Warrick County Bar Association
  • Family Law Certification Committee
  • Indiana Chapter Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, board member
  • Indiana Bar Character and Fitness, board member
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program, participant
  • Christian Life Center Board of Directors, past member
  • Pro Bono Mediation Task Force, past member
  • Legal Aid Society of Evansville Board of Directors, past president
  • Brooks Inns of Court, current member, board member and past president
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Meet Kelly

Legal Practice

I focus my practice on helping families through divorce, custody, parenting time and child support disputes, with minimal conflict.

To determine values of business and personal assets, I work with clients, evaluation experts and accountants to determine values of business and personal assets and debts, and find a method to fairly divide them. I consult with therapists and Guardians Ad Litem to develop options that will meet the needs of children and promote their continued well-being.

To avoid time-consuming and costly litigation, I work as a mediator, collaborative practitioner and parenting coordinator to help clients resolve custody and parenting time disputes.

Looking Ahead

The concept of collaborative practice—agreeing to avoid litigation in a divorce—is a growing area, as family law practitioners and mental health experts identify the long lasting negative impact of high conflict divorce. Collaborative practice requires strong mediation skills, creative problem solving and a determination to find solutions to difficult family problems. Merely presenting a case and getting a court ruling can leave families with ongoing conflicts. The collaborative model can help resolve disputes, often with the use of financial planners, child therapists, co-parenting trainers and other third-party resources.  


Some high conflict families have difficulty parenting after divorce and find themselves repeatedly returning to the courthouse. For those families, Parenting Coordination will provide potential solutions. A parenting coordinator assigned to a family can help resolve conflicts as they arise within the framework of the existing court order. Parenting coordinators can meet with all family members, and speak with therapists and teachers.  They can mediate disputes, make certain decisions within the existing court orders, and make recommendations to the judge. 

News Publications Seminars
You Can't Always Get What You Want, Evansville Bar Association, 2015
Drafting and Responding to Discovery in Family Law, Evansville Bar Association, 2014
Practical Guide to Mediation, Evansville Bar Association, 2014
Good Answers to Weird Questions Family Law Clients Ask, Evansville Bar Association, 2013
Advanced Family Law, Revisions to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines, ICLEF, 2013
Financial Oversights in Divorce, Evansville Bar Association, 2012
Children and the Law, Evansville Bar Association, 2011
Understanding Drug Testing to Better Serve your Clients, Evansville Bar Association, 2011
Family Law from A to Z, Evansville National Business Institute, 2011
Dialogue Between Bench and Bar, Evansville Bar Association, 2011
Alternative Dispute Methods in Family Law, Evansville Bar Association, 2010