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Best Family Law Attorneys in Wisconsin

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Wisconsin To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Wisconsin, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Wisconsin When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Holly Mullin
Family Lawyer
Menomonee Falls, WI
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Dan Exner
Family Lawyer
West Bend, WI
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David N. Iancu
Family Lawyer
Wauwatosa, WI
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Max T. Stephenson
Family Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Daniel Mark Norland
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
LaCrosse, WI
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Michael A. Edwards
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Milwaukee, WI
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Nicholas J. Pasquale
Divorce Lawyer
Appleton, WI
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Rachel Laborde
Divorce Lawyer
Sheboygan, WI
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Mark Borns
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Madison, WI
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Linda Vander Heuvel
Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Appleton, WI
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Wisconsin Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Wisconsin Government and Court Resources

Attorney General of Wisconsin

Attorney General of Wisconsin - The Attorney General of Wisconsin, elected by the people, serves as the chief legal officer for the state. Responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, the Attorney General represents Wisconsin in legal matters, both civil and criminal, and oversees law enforcement. The office plays a pivotal role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a wide range of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Court System - The Wisconsin Court System is responsible for administering justice in the state. Its duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. Operating through a tiered structure including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Circuit Courts, the Wisconsin courts address many legal issues, reflecting the state's population and industries.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families - The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) oversees a wide array of programs dedicated to supporting the welfare and well-being of children, families, and individuals across the state. DCF manages child welfare services, including child protective services, foster care, and adoption programs, working to ensure the safety and stability of children. Additionally, DCF provides support for childcare services, youth programs, and initiatives for individuals with disabilities or those facing crisis situations, striving to promote family stability, self-sufficiency, and improve the overall quality of life for citizens of Wisconsin in need.

Wisconsin State Legislature

Wisconsin State Legislature - The Wisconsin State Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly. The Senate has 33 members serving four-year terms, while the Assembly comprises 99 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure. Members of the Wisconsin State Legislature work collaboratively to represent the interests and concerns of the state's citizens, ensuring the effective functioning of Wisconsin's government.

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court - The Wisconsin Supreme Court serves as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary function involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Wisconsin. Additionally, the Wisconsin Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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