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Ryan Kautzer

Family Attorney at Sheboygan, WI

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Divorce, child custody, placement, child support, paternity, maintenance, post divorce, post paternity, guardianships

    18 years


Hawley, Kaufman & Kautzer, S.C.
608 N. 6th Street
Sheboygan, WI, 53081
Hawley, Kaufman & Kautzer, S.C.
400 First St
Random Lake, WI, 53075
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Posted by Jason | October 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Ryan was an amazing attorney for me and my family. He represented me in the most respectable way in court and was very personable outside. He cared about the end result and was upfront about how he was going to handle the issue at hand. He knew what he was doing and ensured us that he would do what he can to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible. The end result was amazing and now my family and I can be at ease. Thanks much Ryan.
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Posted by Ron | September 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Ryan was hired by me to serve as my divorce attorney after a friend mine recommended I contact him. It was clear in my first meeting with Ryan that he was the attorney I wanted to retain to handle my case. I found him to be a man I could easily communicate with and trust in him to have my best interests at hand throughout the entire process of my divorce. Ryan is a man of integrity who I feel was always professional and worked hard on obtaining a fair settlement in my situation. He didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear, but he knows the law and I trusted his judgement and past experience when handling my case. He clearly explained to me my available options as well as how a judge might come to a specific decision. He allowed me to make the final decisions but was always willing to share his input on the matter when I asked for his thoughts. I feel he took the time to explain what avenue's we might want to look at and why a specific course of action moving forward might be our best bet. I would not hesitate to hire Ryan for any legal matter in which I might need legal representation for moving forward. On a side note, his assistant Christine was always pleasant and helpful to me when I needed to drop off documents for my specific case. To be honest, I am thankful I had them working for me.
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Posted by Linda | January 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine and Dedicated Attorney
I worked with Ryan during a very difficult time in my life, dealing with a contentious divorce and medical issues. Ryan and his support staff were wonderful to work with, very professional and knowledgeable. I always received timely responses to any calls or messages regarding my case, and he was able to get my case settled in a fair and timely manner. I have dealt with several different family lawyers over the years, and Ryan was, by far, the most personable, down to earth, genuine and dedicated attorney I have worked with.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2009
recommended lawyer
Ryan was very helpful with my traffic case; like all the other reviewers, I have only positive things to say about hiring him. I will recommend him to everyone in the area who needs legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2009
Defense attorney
He did a great job on my traffic case.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2009
trustworthy and efficient
I was struck by the amount of attention and care Ryan gave me in my case. Ryan is very accessible, he is a good listener, he seemed to personally care about my case, and his prices are better than most. Like the other reviewers, I would certainly refer all my family and friends to Ryan.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2009
Great Lawyer
Ryan represented me for my felony drug case. He was able to get the case dismissed at the preliminary hearing. This saved my job and my license. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2008
best lawyer in Sheboygan area
Attorney Kautzer may only have a couple years of experience, but he settled my case favorably and in a very timely, efficient manner. I've had other attorneys represent me in the Sheboygan area, and Kautzer has been the best BY FAR-- in fact, that's the only reason I'm writing this-- because he's a much better value, more personable, more reliable, and probably more knowledgeable than the other two lawyers I've had. I will recommend all my friends and family to him (and you, reader).
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Hawley, Kaufman & Kautzer, S.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Darrow, Dietrich & Hawley, S.C.
  • 2001 - 2007


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • UW- LaCrosse
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Pugh
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial
  • St v. Fellner
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial
  • State v. Lay
  • Dismissed on Defendant's Motion
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  • Sheboygan Rec Dept Citizen Advisory Board
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sheboygan County Legal Aid Clinic
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan knows how to effectively and zealously represent his clients. He gets results. I highly recommend him."
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Sheboygan Family Lawyer Ryan Kautzer
Ryan Kautzer
Family Attorney
Sheboygan, WI
Licensed for 17 years
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