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Ann I. Brandau

Ann I. Brandau

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Litigation

About Me

Ann has been practicing in the Family Law area since 1987 after completing a Judicial Clerkship in Freeborn County, Minnesota.  She returned to Wisconsin to practice and has 24 years of experience with divorce, complex custody matters, mediation, adoption, and guardian ad litem work -representing children in family matters.  She has been litigating family law cases for her entire career, but is also proud of her ability to mediate and negotiate resolutions for a substantial number of her clients.  Knowing how to litigate is important, knowing how to resolve the issue short of litigation can be more important.


When not involved with the practice of law, Ann enjoys music, singing, playing golf, and working outside in her gardens.  It is important to balance your life with things that are not what you do every day.  Ann likes to travel and enjoys being involved in her church.  


Ann's goals are to do the best she can  for each client, to help them move forward so they can get on with their lives, and to be an advocate for their concerns.  Not everyone gets what they want in a lawsuit, but you need to know the law and how it applies to your case.  Ann tries to educate her clients about what to expect and how the courts make decisions.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    29 years
  2. Family: 40%
    29 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    29 years



Hourly ($200-225/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP

420 5th Ave. S., Suite B
La Crosse, WI, 54601-4646

PO Box 924
La Crosse, WI, 54602-0924



MNAuthorized to practice200706/04/2015
WIGood Standing198603/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Freedom Team SaluteUnited State Army2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBrandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP1997 - Present
OwnerA. Brandau Law Offices, S.C.1996 - 1997
PartnerHoffman, Addis, Pittman & Brandau1993 - 1996
AssociateHale, Skemp, Hanson & Skemp1987 - 1993
Law ClerkThird Judicial District of Minnesota1986 - 1987

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Court Education Task ForceCo-Chair2011 - Present
State Bar of WisconinMember - Public Education Committee2010 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Public Image CommitteeMember; Past Chair2005 - 2010
City of Onalaska Community Development AuthorityBoard Member2003 - Present
Office of Lawyer Regulation - WisconsinMember District 5 Committee1994 - 2002
La Crosse County Bar AssociationMember; Past President(2003-04); President Elect (2002-03)1987 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
River Bank of De Soto v. FisherDebt was discharged/ attorney fees awarded

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosseN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978