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Basil J. Buchko

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Sheboygan, WI

4.0   4 reviews

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About Basil

Learn Basil’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I assist numerous businesses with a variety of issues, including human resources, contracts, litigation and planning.

    24 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I handle consumer and business Chapter 7 bankruptcies. I have extensive experience in bankruptcy as I have been practicing in this area nearly my entire career. This is one of my favorite areas of practice as it provides immediate relief and positive change to my client's lives.

    24 years

  3. Family
    I have helped many, many people with their family-law issues, such as divorce, child custody, support, guardianship, etc.

    24 years

  4. Personal injury
    I have experience in a variety of injury cases, including medical malpractice.

    24 years

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in May, 1999.  Since graduation I have represented individuals and businesses.  I also spent one year working as in-house counsel for a large Native American tribe.  I have extensive trial experience, including jury trials.

Licensed for 23 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 02/23/2023
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 03/05/2023

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

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Kirchner & Buchko Law Office
614 N 6th St
Sheboygan, WI, 53081-4613
Kirchner & Buchko Law Office
614 N 6th St
Sheboygan, WI, 53081-4613
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Posted by Jessica | November 24, 2010
The Best In Sheboygan
Basil Buchko is great in and out of the court room. He knows what it takes to get the job done right. He helped me with my divorce as well as placement of my two kids. He's an honest and trust worthy att. that wants the best for his clients.
Posted by Tammy & Derek | May 21, 2010
Real Estate contract
Mr. Buchko helped my husband and I out of a land contract with a scam artist. We will now be able to save our money and buy when the time is right for us. We want to THANK him over and over again.
Response from Basil Buchko June 16, 2010
I am happy you are happy! It was a pleasure serving you and I thank you for your business.
Posted by Dan | March 16, 2010
Happy results
Mr. Buchko represented me for a real estate transaction. He was able to find unreasonable requests in offer to buy and was able to get them resolved in my favor. He maintained a fair, professional, and ethical relationship with all parties involved. I would hire him again to represent me in any matter.
Posted by Brook's Services | February 7, 2014
Don't you need to pass the bar?
This lawyer represented a property owner. The property in question was a 3 car garage with attached office space. After renting said space for my landscaping company, I was told by the owner that I would be "Self Help Evicted". In the state of Wisconsin this is illegal. Besides there was no issue(s) present and rent was paid on the first or before every month. My entire company property (trailer, work benches, tools, equipment, 2 full offices, and much much more) was relocated, without my consent, 20 miles away. When I contacted police, they informed me that Basil had informed them that this was a legal eviction and that because I did not have an attorney it was a civil matter. (Clearly local police failed to protect ans serve as well) Over the next 3 months the property owner refused to contact me and informed me that I would need to speak to his counsel (Basil). Basil informed me that the property was not zoned correctly for the use I was using it for. I learned this was far from the truth. The building was built zoned UC (urban commercial) I was then told that I legally had to pay the rent for my items new location, moving costs, and other fees to get my property back. I learned that what he was asking was just as illegal as the property being moved without court proceedings in the first place. I was then accused of missing a months payment, justifying the relocation. I showed proof of payment and deposit, while also presenting the small fact that even if rent was missed or late, the possessions in question was taken in the first week of the month, not long enough to take ANY legal action let alone remove the property. I was then told that because there was never a contract for lease or rent, that I was trespassing for months. After presenting Basil with a singed contract between the property owner and myself, I was told it was forged. After a week of refusing to meet, speak, or respond to emails, I got a short email stating an address of where my property was and that I need to pick up my belonging as soon as possible... I feel Basil was not only bending laws and reading between lines, he was clearly disregarding the law in some if not most of this situation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-225 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Chief Operating Officer
  • Kirchner & Buchko Law Office, S.C.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indian
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Recka & Joannes, S.C.
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Lake Superior State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Basil is a brilliant lawyer. He can be trusted to handle any legal matter fairly. In litigation, he is a ferocious fighter who knows how to win."
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