I have been in practice since 1992, and have a diverse legal background. Having started in general practice, I bring a wider background in real estate, bankruptcy, litigation, landlord/tenant, contracts, and insurance, which serves me well in my current practice which is now exclusively family law. I also have specialized knowledge in mental health issues, as well as domestic abuse and substance abuse, and often work with mental health professionals in those areas.
I am married with three daughters, and have lived in many states in my life, including Wisconsin, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, California, Virginia, (Washington, DC), and Georgia. But I have called Wisconsin home since 1993.
When I am not working or with my family, I am an active volunteer and fundraiser for my children's school and other non-profit organizations and charities.
Licensed since 1993
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I endorse this lawyer. Karyn is a bright, energetic, creative advocate. Her attention to detail and empathetic nature enable her to be an outstanding family law specialist. I would not hesitate to seek her advice and/or counsel on any family law matter. I strongly endorse this lawyer.
James Bock Litigation Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2013|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2012|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2011|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Outstanding Service to the Board||Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||2007|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Family Law Attorney||Jacobson Legal Group||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Zimmerman & Steber Legal Group||2000 - 2003|
|Attorney||Mingo & Yankala||1997 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin||President||2013 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Public Education Committee Chair||2005 - 2007|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Member||2003 - Present|
|Association for Women Lawyers||Member||1994 - Present|
|University of Pennsylvania||French/Russian language/literature||BA||1989|
|Domestic Violence Litigation: Practical and Legal Consequences||Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Representing Domestic Violence Victims||2011|
|Volunteer Lawyers Project||“Mediation and Negotiation in the Resolution of Custody and Placement Cases”||2010|
|Guardian ad Litem Training||“This Doesn’t Make Sense: Interpreting and Understanding the Behavior of the DV Client”||2009|
|Eight Annual Guardian Ad Litem Update||“Domestic Violence and Supervised Placement Issues"||2009|
|Domestic Abuse Seminar||"This Doesn’t Make Sense: Interpreting and Understanding the Behavior of the Domestic Violence Client and the Abuser”||2009|