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Barry J. Book graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and from Marquette University Law School in 1989. He is the Vice-President and a Shareholder at Podell & Book, S.C. Since his admission to the Bar in 1989, Mr. Book has practiced in a number of areas including Criminal, Civil, Real Estate, Probate and Family Law. His practice now focuses exclusively on Family Law.


When handling Family Law matters, he manages all issues relating to the dissolution of a marriage such as division of assets, disputes regarding custody and placement of children, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) and child support.

In paternity cases, the issues to be considered are child support, placement and custody of children and the establishment of paternity. Mr. Book has had extensive experience serving as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) where he represents the best interest of minor children in custody and placement disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
    21 years
  2. Child Custody: 33%
    21 years
  3. Divorce: 33%
    21 years


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • David B. Karp

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Book is well respected in the community. He is very smart and cares about his clients. We have worked together on legal matters for a number of years. I would highly recommend him for his caring manner. One of the best around!


    David Karp Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Nathan Iancu

    Having been an opponent of Barry's, I know first-hand of his great skills as an attorney. He is a top-tier Wisconsin family law attorney.


    David Iancu Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Podell & Book Sc

100 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1725
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4133


WIGood Standing198903/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
SelectedBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
SelectedBest Lawyers in America2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
SelectedBest Lawyers in America2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPodell & Book SC2012 - 2015
AttorneyHaskin & Book, S.C.1989 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nonprofit Legal Services Referral Inc.Vice President - East2013 - Present
Divorce Cooperation InstituteMember2013 - Present
Non Profit Legal Services of SE WisconsinBoard Member2012 - Present
Ozaukee County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Waukesha County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Nonprofit Legal Referral Services, Inc.Member2006 - 2012
American Inns of CourtMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1989 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/AN/A1986