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Karen M. Appel

Karen M. Appel

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Social Security

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About Me

I joined Jastroch & LaBarge as the 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. 



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Social Security: 10%



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Patricia N. Engel

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Patricia Engel Education Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kevin L. Bublitz

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kevin Bublitz Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Jastroch & LaBarge, S.C.

640 W. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI, 53188-2433



WIGood Standing197903/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Summa Cum LaudeLuther College1976

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJastroch & LaBarge, a Division of Schott, Bublitz & Engel, s.c.1994 - Present
AttorneyAppel Law Office1992 - 1994
Managing AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1982 - 1992
AttorneyAppel Law Office1980 - 1982


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMember1979 - Present
Waukesha County Bar AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Luther CollegeSpanish and Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1976