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Dennis H. Milbrath

Family Attorney at Cedarburg, WI

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    93%
    Traditional divorce litigation, collaborative cases, and Guardian ad Litem in complex custody matters

    37 years

  2. Litigation
    5%
    Civil and criminal litigation related to pending family matters

    45 years

  3. Mediation
    2%
    Mediation of family cases and selected civil matters

    23 years

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.

Location

Levy & Levy, SC
N61 W6058 Columbia Rd.
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
Levy & Levy, SC
PO Box 127
Cedarburg, WI, 53012-0127
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3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Jennifer | April 8, 2014
Dennis is AMAZING!!! :)
Dennis is an amazing attorney!!! He is honest, fair, and trustworthy. He gives it to you straight, does not get your hopes up, does not count his chickens before they are hatched, and is an all around good man. He does what's best for his clients. He gives amazing advice and thinks things through first. He always seems to be one step ahead. His secretary Joan is amazing and attentive as well. Both pay close attention to detail. I am very pleased and grateful to have found Dennis. He made an amazing impact on my life and helped me gain primary placement of my kids when all hope seemed lost. I am forever indebted and grateful to this man!
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2013
Fantastic Lawyer!
He is extremely through, has a amazingly wide breadth of knowledge, thinks through things very carefully and offers up excellent advice which will get results! A superb lawyer! I can see why he is listed as a "Super Lawyer" so many years in a row! Thank you for all that you have done for us!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
Don't Use Him
Dennis came highly recommended. After my initial meeting with him, I had a good feeling about him, however boy was I taken for it. He did not fight for me, made deals that I didn't agree to, etc. Unfortunately, I trusted him and he told me that was the way it was. After the issue was over, I talked with several other divorce attorneys who told me things that should have been done, that were not or how to handle things differently. This is not sour grapes. The man did nothing he said he was going to do in the initial meeting. When I asked him about it, he just threatened and said you are going to lose. The biggest waste of a lot of money and my child will now suffer the ramifications of his ineptitude
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Response from Dennis Milbrath July 20, 2015
I cannot respond to an anonymous posting or to anything relating to my representation of a former client.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supplemental Court Commissioner
  • Ozaukee County, WI
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Levy & Levy, SC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Laikin & Laikin, SC (Milwaukee, WI)
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Milbrath Law Office (Boise, Idaho)
  • 1982 - 1987
  • Attorney
  • Idaho Migrant Council, Inc. (Boise, ID)
  • 1979 - 1982
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Education

  • New England Law Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BS
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bruce Findley v. Ellen Gibbons, 2011AP1761
  • Affirmed
  • Motte v. Motte, 2007 WI App 111
  • Affirmed
  • Jones v. Estate of Jones, 2002 WI 61
  • Reversed
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Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Wisconsin chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.
  • Vice- Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Wisconsin chapter)
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2000 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Mediators
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Ozaukee Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Family Law Section - Wisconsin State Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Inn, AIC
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Past Member of Executive Committee
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Ozaukee County, Inc.
  • Past President
  • 1990 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Journal of Family Law
  • Award of Attorney’s Fees for Overtrial in Family Law
  • 2006
  • Idaho Law Review
  • The Free Speech Rights of Public Employees:
  • 1984

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Inn, AIC
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • Idaho Law Foundation, Inc
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • DCI - Annual Ethics Seminar, 2009, 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • Annual Seminar for Family Court Judges
  • Case Law Update
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Wisconsin Chapter
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's lawyer. Dennis is a leader in our Bar, dedicated to our profession, and a colleague that is always available to help others. His common sense approach to finding win-win solutions is incomparable."

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Cedarburg Family Lawyer Dennis H. Milbrath
Dennis H. Milbrath
Family Attorney
Cedarburg, WI
Licensed for 37 years