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William David Block

About me

My practice focuses on family law, estate planning, and probate, helping clients navigate through will and trust challenges, custody and placement disputes, legal separation, and divorce.  As much as possible, I help my clients and their families avoid conflicts through comprehensive estate planning, probate-avoidance techniques, powers of attorney, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. I believe that preventative measures are always better than trying to fix a problem after it happens.  That's not always possible, though.  For situations where a conflict cannot be avoided, my approach is to limit emotionally draining and expensive legal battles to the extent possible while still fighting for you to make sure your interests are protected. 


Before opening my own practice, I worked at several other firms, including a small family-owned office, a medium-sized multi-attorney general practice firm, and high-end firm on the top floor of an office building in downtown Milwaukee.  I learned a lot from each of these experiences and was motivated by the successes of those I worked with to venture out and design a business that matched my own vision.  


I received my law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010.  I focused my legal education on estate planning, dispute resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. While at Marquette, I founded and served as the President of the Restorative Justice Society. I also served on the boards of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society and the Client Skills Board.  I was inducted into the Pro Bono Society with high honors for outstanding volunteer involvement with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program. I also mediated small claims disputes at the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. 


I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2005 with a triple major in English Composition, Philosophy, and Comparative Theology. I live in Wauwatosa with my wife and three children.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Probate: 30%
    4 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    6 years
  3. Divorce: 30%
    4 years
  4. Wills: 5%
    6 years
  5. Trusts: 5%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elizabeth Murrar

    I not only know Will but I chose him to do my personal Estate Planning. As a colleague and a counselor, Will is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and demonstrates integrity.

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    Elizabeth Murrar Immigration Attorney
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    I've known Will for eight years having met him in law school at Marquette University. He is a competent and effective attorney with a well-developed skill set in estate planning and family law. I admire his honest and direct approach to the practice of law.

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    Sean Horkheimer
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Contact info

Block Legal Services, LLC

7430 Harwood Avenue
Suite 150
Wauwatosa, WI, 53213

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono High HonorsMarquette University Law School2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBlock Legal Services, LLC2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyBecker, Hickey & Poster, S.C.2015 - 2015
Associate AttorneyThe Law Offices of Mark S. Knutson, S.C.2012 - 2015
AttorneyHudson Legal2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyStorm, Balgeman, Miller & Klippel, S.C.2010 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinMember2015 - Present
Divorce Cooperation InstituteMember2014 - Present
Waukesha County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Marquette University Law SchoolPhilosophy, English Composition, Comparative ReligionsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate Boot Camp 2015Closing the Estate2015
Probate Boot Camp 2015Probating Insolvent and Bankrupt Estates2015