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Sarah A. Ponath

Business Attorney at Butler, WI

5.0   1 review

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Helping small businesses and their owner families.

    15 years

  2. Debt collection
    My legal career follows a 15 year career in the credit & collections industry.

    16 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    Wills, estate administration, advanced directives for health care. Medical assistance eligibility.

    15 years

  4. Power of attorney
    POA for health care and financial.

    15 years

  5. Guardianship
    Adult guardian ad litem for protective placement, guardianships, WATTS review.

    14 years

Prior to Marquette Law School, I had an extensive career in credit & collections in various business settings:  Banking, Office Products Supplier, Insurance

In addition to my professional career, I have served as President of the Waukesha County Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and have been a chapter board member since 1997.  Our main mission is to raise funds for scholarships for area high school seniors attending UW Madison and develop connections with the University of Wisconsin.

I have excellent time management, communication, leadership, and negotiation skills to work out the best resolution for my clients.

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Licensed for 15 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/05/2022

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

Contact Sarah

Law Offices of Sarah A Ponath LLC
4779 N 126th Street.
Suite 1
Butler, WI, 53007


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Posted by Teri | December 18, 2014
Easy to work with
Sarah settled my father's estate. She gave me an estimate of her price in advance. Sarah was very professional and called or emailed me when there was something for me to sign or discuss. She didn't waste my time and gave me the option to do some of the mailings, etc. which saved me money. She also handled the closing/title work for my father's property. Her total bill came in for less than what I was quoted.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Law Offices of Sarah A Ponath LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Nelson Connell Conrad Tallmadge & Slein
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Kershek Law Offices
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Waukesha County District Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Waukesha County Circuit Court
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • Marquette U
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
  • Agent
  • 2012 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • WAA - Waukesha County Chapter
  • President / Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Alumni Advocate of the Year
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Waukesha Kiwanas
  • Notice Requirements for Conceal Carry Law
  • 2012
  • Business Law Class
  • Collections and Business Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Sarah
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah is an incredibly professional and compassionate attorney who cares deeply for her clients. Her years of experience and knowledge serve her clients well."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer whom I have known for 5 years. Ms. Ponath had offices in our building and is chairperson of the Waukesha County Bar Association- Criminal Section. She is a competent and aggressive advocate."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is an exceptional litigator and a dynamic practicioner. She's well versed in many different areas, including estate planning, real estate, civil litigation and small claims. She is highly regarded in the community as having a great passion for the law and for being a zealous advocate for her clients. I do not hesitate to recommend her to all clients who are in need of a top notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Attorney Ponath for several years. Attorney Ponath has an exceptional understanding of the criminal justice system. She is a fantastic litigator and consistently receives outstanding results for her clients. I highly recommend and endorse Attorney Ponath."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Bankruptcy and debt