Mequon, Wisconsin Family Lawyers

Jane E. Probst
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We listen and we care. 26 years experience throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

JANE E. PROBST presently specializes in the areas of family law, divorce, paternity, grandparent rights, custody, child support, juvenile law, termination of parental rights, adoptions and guardianships. Another... Read More »
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Terese J. Singer
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Attorney! Strong & Dedicated Advocacy!

I have been fighting or the rights and interests of my clients since 1990. I know what it takes to get the best possible results! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jeff Hughes
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Wisconsin Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Jeff the principal partner of Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Jeff’s responsibilities include client interaction, attorney recruitment, and networking for the firm. Prior to forming Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Jeff served... Read More »
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Corinne Kaplan
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Mequon, WI Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(262) 241-5297 10555 N. Port Washington Rd.
Suite 203
Mequon, WI 53092
Family and Divorce
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
At Kaplan Law Firm, S.C., our mission is to provide exceptional legal services to valued clients, and to achieving results that count. Kaplan Law Firm, S.C. operates under the foundations of integrity, trust, professionalism, compassion, and justice. What differentiates our firm from others is our personal relationship with each client. With decades of experience, we zealously advocate for our clients and their goals, while working together helping them throughout the legal process. Kaplan Law Firm, S.C. desires to help their clients not just survive their challenges, but see them thrive toward new beginnings.
Therese Marie Henke
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Mequon, WI Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(262) 241-8426 1001 West Glen Oaks Lane
Suite 214
Mequon, WI 53092
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Marquette University Law School
Attorney Therese M. Henke, a cum laude graduate from Marquette University Law School, has been practicing family law for over 20 years. She provides competent and aggressive representation in traditional (litigation) and collaborative divorces. She also accepts Guardian ad Litem appointments and, with a Masters Degree in Social Work, provides private and court appointed mediation services.
Nina Vitek
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Mequon, WI Family Law Lawyer
(414) 225-0225 10555 North Port Washington Road, Suite 205
Mequon, WI 53092
Family, Divorce and International
Thiensville, WI Family Law Attorney
(262) 241-3440 10224 N Port Washington Rd
Thiensville, WI 53092
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Thiensville, WI Family Law Lawyer
(262) 243-5521 12010 N River Glenn Ln
Thiensville, WI 53092
Family and Divorce
Thiensville, WI Family Law Lawyer
(262) 241-5291 227 S Main St
Thiensville, WI 53092
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Thiensville, WI Family Law Attorney
(262) 241-3400 1001 W Glen Oaks Ln
Thiensville, WI 53092
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Thomas Napierala
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Bayside, WI Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(414) 755-8450 8989 N Port Washington Rd
Suite 201
Bayside, WI 53217
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
I am honest, caring and hard working. You are the 'boss' and together we put together a plan to help you with your legal need.
Stephen Berman
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(414) 939-8099 8989 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Family, Divorce and Immigration
I am a native of Chicago. I majored in History at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, and went to I.U. Bloomington Law School. I have practiced immigration law since 1991 in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Linda Vanden Heuvel
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Germantown, WI Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(800) 805-1976 W175N11086 Stonewood Drive
P.O. Box 550
Germantown, WI 53022
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Personal Injury
Marquette University Law School
Attorney Linda Vanden Heuvel has been practicing law in Wisconsin for over 30 years, and has repeatedly received a superb rating from www.Avvo.com and a AV-rating from www.Martindale.com, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. She has been named to the National Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Recently receiving the client distinction award for recognized excellence in quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability, Attorney Vanden Heuvel provides divorce representation including custody and placement and other areas of family law. Notwithstanding Attorney Vanden Heuvel's extensive and recognized...
David N. Iancu
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(414) 453-0800 11414 W Park Place
# 202
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Marquette University Law School
Top-ranked divorce and family law attorneys serving Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine counties and all of South-Eastern Wisconsin. David N. Iancu has devoted his practice to finding innovative solutions to complex divorce and family law cases. No case too big or too small.

Featured in Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine, “M Magazine” as a “Leading Lawyer” each year from 2013 to 2018.
Named “10 Best Attorney” for Wisconsin by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for 2018.
Named ‘SUPER LAWYER – Rising Star’ each year from 2010 to 2018.
Named a “Top 100 Lawyer” by The National Advocates for 2017 and 2018.
Named a ‘Top 40...
Chelsea Gatterman
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Menomonee Falls, WI Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(312) 598-1711 N56W13405 Silver Spring Dr
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Family and Divorce
Marquette University
Compassionate and understanding is what I strive to be for my clients. I practice divorce and family law.

Practicing law since 2012 after graduating from Marquette University.

Admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2012.

Helping families move forward.
Gary D. Lippow
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(414) 312-4928 7670 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Attorney Gary Lippow is a lifelong Wisconsin resident. He earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1998. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2001. After working as a trial attorney for several large Milwaukee firms, he founded Lippow Law Offices in 2014. Attorney Lippow is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Attorney Lippow lives in Glendale with his wife Lindsay and their two children Isaac and...
Eric W. Zaeske
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(414) 359-1424 10850 W Park Pl, Ste 550
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Family and Divorce
My practice is intentionally limited to Divorce and Family Law issues. I have been practicing for over 20 years, and place a personal emphasis on resolving family conflicts rather than inflaming them. I listen closely to my clients to identify what is most vital to them, and then we pursue those goals in a way that is least divisive. Unfortunately, sometimes we need to act quickly and decisively to protect these goals. But this is usually done only after attempts at resolution have failed. I enjoy what I do, because I can see the positive...
Jody Usow
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Whitefish Bay, WI Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(414) 961-9500 105 E. Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Jody L. Usow is a graduate of the Marquette University Law School and was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1986. Jody has extensive experience in civil and criminal law and is an experienced litigator having tried hundreds of cases in Wisconsin Circuit Courts. Although the focus of her practice is increasingly devoted to aspects of family law, she continues to litigate in several areas. -- Family Law and Litigation, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and domestic violence. In addition to representing private clients, Ms. Usow is regularly appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in...
Kathleen Reiley
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(414) 369-6309 7161 N. Port Washington Road, Suite B
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Iowa
Attorney Kathleen Reiley has been in practice for more than two decades. She devotes her law practice to helping people with family law issues including divorce, premarital agreements, post nuptial agreements, marital property agreements, legal separation, stipulated divorce agreements or uncontested divorce matters, legal child custody and physical placement, paternity, child support and spousal support matters. Attorney Reiley is extensively experienced in both trial litigation and a mediation (for divorces, as well as other civil mediation matters). She frequently represents people in post judgment issues such as enforcement of a court order, disputes regarding court orders, judgment modifications, petitions to...
Margaret G Zickuhr
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Grafton, WI Family Law Attorney
(262) 377-0600 1650 9th Avenue
Grafton, WI 53024
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Marquette University Law School
David Alan Blumberg
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Glendale, WI Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(414) 352-5256 1860 W Woodbury Ln
Glendale, WI 53209
Family and Divorce
University of Southern California
Dennis Milbrath
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Cedarburg, WI Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Holly Mullin
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Menomonee Falls, WI Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(262) 221-8087 N56 W13405 Silver Spring Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Family and Divorce
After graduating from Marquette University Law School, I've been practicing law since 2008.
Jane E. Probst
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Wauwatosa, WI Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(414) 210-3135 1011 N. Mayfair Road
Suite 203
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Marquette University Law School
JANE E. PROBST presently specializes in the areas of family law, divorce, paternity, grandparent rights, custody, child support, juvenile law, termination of parental rights, adoptions and guardianships. Another specialty area is Equine Law, exclusively dealing with businesses, contracts and litigation related to horses. She not only has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, but is also a member of the Collaborative Divorce Council of Wisconsin with an objective of resolving divorces without the cost and acrimony of the standard litigation process. She was certified by University of Wisconsin as a Divorce Mediator in November, 2006. For...
Karyn Gimbel Youso
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Brookfield, WI Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(262) 788-5335 675 N. Brookfield Rd. Suite 203
Brookfield, WI 53045
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Atty Youso has been practicing law since 1992, and concentrating on divorce and family law exclusively since 2004. She has special training in low conflict resolution, including mediation, Collaborative and Cooperative divorce, and creative problem solving. In particular, Atty Youso has extensive experience dealing with cases involving domestic abuse, substance abuse, and mental health issues. She recognizes divorce is extremely emotional and difficult on parents and children alike, and seeks to minimize negative impact on all involved.
Kashoua Yang
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney
(414) 395-2835 230 W. Wells St.
Ste 600
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Free ConsultationFamily and Workers' Comp
University of Wisconsin Law School
Kashoua Yang earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Lakeland College and her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, she served as Co-President of the Law School Family Association, was a Writer and Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, and participated in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. Ms. Yang served as a judicial intern for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II and worked as an extern at the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. Ms. Yang practices family law...
Hon. Linda M Van De Water (Ret.)
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Brookfield, WI Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(262) 424-8004 20945 Bartlett Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Marquette University Law School
I formed CCMA SOLUTIONS, LLC (Consultation, Collaboration, Mediation & Arbitration) and mainly focus on Alternative Dispute Resolutions as a Certified Mediator. My 27 years of practice as a lawyer and 12 years as a Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, along with my Mediation Certification from Northwestern University, give me a unique ability to resolve a multitude of cases fairly and efficiently without having to waste time and money litigating them in court. Although many of my cases are Divorce and Paternity, I have also Mediated a multitude of topics including: Contract disputes, Landlord/Tenant leases, Probate disputes, Real...
Ernesto Romero
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney
(414) 403-9000 4230 North Oakland Ave. #400
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
+ "10 Best" Attorneys for the State of Wisconsin as selected by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017 for having an impeccable client satisfaction rating and for having attained the highest degree of professional achievement. 2017 + Top 1.5% of Wisconsin lawyers. "Top 100 Family lawyers in the State of Wisconsin." "...comprised of the nation's most skilled lawyers..." The American Society of Legal Advocates. 2016 + Top 100 Wisconsin Lawyers. Selected as a "Wisconsin: The National Advocates, 2016 + Top 100 Member" by The National Advocates Organization, an organization...
Susan Hansen
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(414) 273-2422 126 N. Jefferson St. #401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Marquette University Law School
Susan Hansen focuses her practice on collaborative divorce and mediation. She has extensive experience in both complex financial and child-related family issues. Her approach emphasizes working closely with clients for creative problem-solving and uses an interdisciplinary process to provide the greatest value and long-term benefits to clients. Susan has held leadership positions in many legal associations and community organizations. She is past president of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has frequently presented on family law topics to lawyers, judges, and mental health and financial professionals. She has provided mediation and collaborative practice training nationally...
Jeff Hughes
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(414) 286-4746 250 E Wisconsin Ave
18th floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Family and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeff the principal partner of Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Jeff’s responsibilities include client interaction, attorney recruitment, and networking for the firm. Prior to forming Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Jeff served for nine years as a litigation attorney at a local Wisconsin law firm McLario & Helm. Additionally, Jeff founded BizLab in 2003 a successful business incubator in Menomonee Falls with over 130 employees and $20,000,000 in annual revenue. Jeff earned a B.A. degree in history from Bob Jones University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1997. At home, Jeff is...
Tedia Gamino
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(414) 383-6700 1746 S Muskego Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Teri Nelson
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Wauwatosa, WI Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(414) 258-1644 2675 N Mayfair Rd
Suite 610
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Family and Divorce
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I have a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. I believe that every client deserves my time in terms of individual attention and my experience so that they have the best representation possible to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their life. I have a commitment to excellent personal service to my clients and believes my clients appreciate my quick and truthful responses to their questions and concerns.

No one wants an expensive, difficult or time-consuming divorce experience. Therefore, I am committed to giving my clients a quick, civilized and fair resolution to their family law...
Jeffrey Lee Murrell
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(414) 224-0668 P.O. Box 579
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Marquette University
Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin since 1995, I have had my own law practice since 1997. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my practice concentrates on litigation in the areas of criminal defense (all levels, state & federal), family law (divorce, child custody/support, paternity), personal bankruptcy (and alternatives), state & municipal licensing and other areas. I am admitted to practice in Wisconsin and in both the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. I earned my B.A. at the University of New Orleans in 1991 and my J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1995. I am...
Terese J. Singer
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(414) 271-6400 1110 N Old World 3rd St
#201
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Marquette University Law School
Attorney Singer devotes her practice almost exclusively to helping couples through the difficult process of dissolving their marriage and rebuilding their lives. With over 25 years of experience, she is particularly sensitive to protecting her client's children and the parent's right to remain fully involved in their lives. She also works diligently to insure that her client's financial interests are protected, whether that means fighting for a fair division of property or making sure that maintenance is awarded in the appropriate cases. Her clients are divided equally between men and women and both have their rights and interests vigorously defended....
Amy Shapiro
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Family
Boston University School of Law
I concentrate my practice in the area of family law. I have been practicing for over 30 years, 27 of them in Wisconsin. In addition to advocating for parties, I an appointed Guardian ad Litem for children in custody cases. I am also a trained mediator and am trained as a collaborative attorney. Each case is unique, requiring problem solving skills. I understand that a family law matter is the most personal and emotionally difficult situation for a client and strive always to be aware of this in my representation while at the same time acting as a true legal...
Jason Daniel Baltz
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Shorewood, WI Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(414) 375-0797 4431 North Lake Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Marquette University
Jason D. Baltz is primarily a criminal defense attorney in Mikwaukee, but he also takes on cases for family law, personal injury, and business law. To contact Attorney Baltz about your legal matter, visit his website, or call his office today!
David Karp
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(414) 453-0800 933 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Marquette University Law School
Since he was admitted to practice in Wisconsin in 1982, David B. Karp has worked tirelessly to assist injury and family law clients. During the course of his lengthy career, he successfully has tried hundreds of cases and has settled countless more.
Katherine Charlton
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
Family
Vermont Law School
I am an Iowa native who obtained an undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College and a law degree from the Vermont Law School.
John Fields
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer
(262) 782-8322 250 E Wisconsin Ave #1800
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Family and Divorce
John T. Fields & Associates, LLC is a law firm dedicated to assisting individuals throughout Wisconsin with their various family law matters. The firm was founded by Attorney Fields, who was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1985 and has been helping clients find solutions to their family law matters ever since. Unlike other law firms that primarily focus on mediation and collaboration as a way of resolving family law issues, Mr. Fields believes that these are not always the best methods to achieving favorable results. Attorney Fields is committed to providing his clients with the aggressive representation and...
Richard Podell
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(414) 224-6060 100 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Family and Divorce
RICHARD J. PODELL, born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 22, 1943; admitted to bar, 1969, Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; 1974, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Colgate University (A.B., 1966); University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1969). Editor, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, 1987-1989. Milwaukee Bar Chairman, Family Law Section, 1979-1984); Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1974--, Wisconsin, Chairman, 1986-1987; Active Member in the American Bar Association, Family Law Section for 35 years, 17 of which served as an officer or member of Council; Chairman of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988-1989;...
Carlos Alberto Gamino
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Waukesha, WI Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(262) 650-6700 1055 Whiterock Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Carlos A. Gamino is a zealous attorney who advocates for the legal rights of his clients in communities throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and all of Southeastern Wisconsin. Working with a team of attorneys at Gamino Law Offices allows Attorney Carlos Gamino the ability to provide each client with the personal service and innovative legal analysis to achieve desired results for his clients.
Richard Reilly
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Milwaukee, WI Family Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Family, Business and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Richard Reilly brings the sharp strategic instincts of a litigator to the delicate practice of family law. He balances his practice with a compassion for the client and a willingness to fight on their behalf. “We know the issues surrounding family law can be very sensitive and require a soft touch, however, we also show our clients that we are not afraid to take an aggressive approach if need be,” he notes. Richard honed his instincts while serving five years as a trial lawyer in the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's...
Karen Appel
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Waukesha, WI Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(262) 547-2611 640 W Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI 53188
Family, Divorce and Social Security Disability
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I joined the law firm as our primary Family Law practitioner in 1994. In addition to handling divorces and custody disputes, I also enjoy assisting clients in Social Security Disability claims when their benefits have been denied. I obtained my Juris Doctorate from the University of Madison in 1979. Thereafter I spent several years in Family Law and Probate for a Milwaukee firm and as a sole practitioner. I am a member of the Waukesha County Bar Association as well as the State Bar of Wisconsin.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.