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About me

After passing the Idaho State Bar exam in 1979, I practiced civil rights and health law in Idaho until I returned to Wisconsin in 1987.

While practicing in Idaho, I represented clients in all of Idaho's state trial & appellate courts; Idaho Federal District Court;  U.S. Claims Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 93%
    29 years
  2. Litigation: 5%
    37 years
  3. Mediation: 2%
    15 years



Hourly ($250-375/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Corinne Kaplan

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Contact info

Levy & Levy, SC

N61 W6058 Columbia Rd.
Cedarburg, WI, 53012

Levy & Levy, SC

PO Box 127
Cedarburg, WI, 53012-0127



WIGood Standing198703/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supplemental Court CommissionerOzaukee County, WI2011 - Present
AttorneyLevy & Levy, SC1989 - Present
AttorneyLaikin & Laikin, SC (Milwaukee, WI)1987 - 1989
AttorneyMilbrath Law Office (Boise, Idaho)1982 - 1987
AttorneyIdaho Migrant Council, Inc. (Boise, ID)1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Wisconsin chapter)Member2012 - Present
Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.Vice- Chair2012 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Wisconsin chapter)Executive Committee Member2010 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2002 - Present
Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.Member2002 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2001 - Present
Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of CourtMaster2000 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinMember2000 - Present
Wisconsin Association of MediatorsMember1999 - Present
Society of Family LawyersMember1990 - Present
Ozaukee Bar AssociationPast President1989 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1987 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.Chair2010 - 2012
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - 2013
Family Law Section - Wisconsin State BarBoard Member2007 - 2013
Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Inn, AICPresident2006 - 2008
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinPast Member of Executive Committee2000 - 2001
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Ozaukee County, Inc.Past President1990 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bruce Findley v. Ellen Gibbons, 2011AP1761Affirmed
Motte v. Motte, 2007 WI App 111Affirmed
Jones v. Estate of Jones, 2002 WI 61Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Journal of Family LawAward of Attorney’s Fees for Overtrial in Family Law2006
Idaho Law ReviewThe Free Speech Rights of Public Employees:1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Law BostonLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionContinuing Legal EducationN/A
Ozaukee County Bar AssociationContinuing Legal EducationN/A
Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Inn, AICContinuing Legal EducationN/A
Idaho Law Foundation, IncContinuing Legal EducationN/A
DCI - Annual Ethics Seminar, 2009, 2010Continuing Legal EducationN/A
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinContinuing Legal EducationN/A
Annual Seminar for Family Court JudgesCase Law UpdateN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Wisconsin ChapterContinuing Legal EducationN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersContinuing Legal EducationN/A