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Brenda J. Dahl

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Kenosha, WI

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Brenda

Learn Brenda’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Divorce and separation
    While some cases involve litigation, we also work hard to resolve conflicts through negotiation and mediation. Contact Brenda Dahl Law Offices today to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in the Kenosha, WI area.

  3. Family
    We understand that issues involving family can be overwhelming. Attorney Dahl is here to help you through the hard times. No two family situations are the same. We’ll take the time to learn about your case and find the best solution for you.

  4. Social Security & Disability
    We’ll fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. In cases of social security disability, we only get paid if we win the case. Schedule a free consultation for social security disability by contacting us today.

  5. Estate planning

  6. Real estate

  7. Car accident

  8. Mediation

  9. Personal injury

  10. Trusts

  11. Wills and living wills

We provide nearly two decades of experience

Practicing law since 2000, attorney Dahl is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association. She has the compassion and knowledge to handle family law cases and the determination and strength to fight for your rights in claims of workmans' compensation and social security disability. You want an attorney who works hard for you and keeps your best interests in mind throughout the duration of your claim. Get the legal advice you need by contacting Brenda Dahl Law Offices in the Kenosha, WI are

Contact Brenda

Brenda Dahl Law Offices LLC
620-56th Street
Kenosha, WI, 53140


4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Amiya | February 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I worked with attorney Dahl last summer, and I am glad I did because she provides great services. She was kind, hard-working, gave good advice, and helped me every step of the way. Great lawyer!
Posted by Jason | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A guardian angel disguised as a lawyer!
When my son was born his mother refused to let me see him for the first six months of his life. The first lawyer I hired did absolutely nothing in mine or my sons best interest, so I fired her and hired Attorney Dahl. Looking back, I now know this was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My only regret is I wish I would have done it sooner or just hired her from the beginning. Attorney Dahl always had my back; whether it was laying out exactly what the courts expectations were, to explaining the process and what I should expect, to answering my calls/texts/emails at all hours of the night just so I could vent my frustration with the situation, to offering flexible payment options, to taking a genuine interest in my case and treating me like family, to helping me get 50/50 custody of my son. Words alone can’t express how grateful I am for Attorney Dahl. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, personable, and an absolute delight to work with. With Attorney Dahl there was no beating around the bush, or making promises she couldn’t deliver, in fact she was very straightforward and blunt about what I needed to fix with myself in order to be a better person, a better father, and be able to effectively co-parent. I honestly couldn’t have done it without Attorney Dahl and am forever indebted to her. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again, THANK YOU for everything Brenda, you truly are my guardian angel!!!!
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Posted by Kevin | March 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Brenda helped end a 3 year nightmare for me
I was sighted and had no hope to beat this ticket. I hired Brenda based on several good recommendations in the community. She fought very aggressively at my trial and we lost due to some politics. She then appealed the case to a higher court and we won! Thank you Brenda!
Posted by Kevin Mathewson | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation
With Brenda, I got the exact representation I was looking for. I also got my desired result which I understood to be hard to obtain. I would recommend her to anybody as a family lawyer
Posted by Heidi Cook | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I've been in and out of court the last 14 years enforcing my visitation rights, contempt issues and parental alienation done so by my ex and his wife. I felt as if I were in a losing battle having no choice but to accept defeat and be at the mercy of my ex and his wife, with them having complete and undeserved control through their lies and manipulation. That all changed when I found Brenda. Not only did Brenda fight for me in a total professional manner, but also on a personal level as well. Anytime we were in court, she was so passionate as if it were her own case she was representing. I never had to speak, because she covered all bases for me so I wouldn't have to. I can't thank her enough for the empowerment she provided me with throughout this case. I do not feel so beat down as I have over the course of all these years, I feel human again, and I owe that to Brenda not only being a wonderful attorney, but someone who I would now consider a friend.
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Posted by Sandra | August 29, 2015
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A Smart, Straightforward Lawyer
With Brenda Dahl as my lawyer, I got the best possible outcome for several legal issues involving Family and Real Estate law. Her reputation of integrity, her knowledge of applicable law and her success which I personally experienced lead me to highly recommend Brenda to family, friends and others. Knowing I felt at ease as a client made difficult circumstances better; Brenda offered me knowledgeable choices, gaged outcomes and recommended best scenarios. She consistently communicated with me as we moved through the legal process. This smart, straightforward lawyer was the right attorney for me and for others seeking that quality service.
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Posted by Mikayla | May 1, 2015
I can't thank you enough Attorney Dahl
Attorney Dahl handled my case with the utmost professionalism and unwavering diligence. Her integrity is beyond reproach. It is not often that you find people with compassion, understanding and true commitment to their job. She took personal interest in not only my legal situation, but in my general overall welfare as a person. She worked tirelessly on my behalf. The advice and legal expertise enabled me to survive the tumultuous process. She took care to return all calls promptly, communicated any new developments efficiently, and helped minimize the unavoidable stress associated with litigation. In short, I cannot thank Attorney Dahl enough for everything she did for my family.
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Posted by Rich | May 1, 2015
Top Attorney
I've dealt with a lot of attorneys in my life, and Attorney Dahl is one of the best I've ever come across. She is extremely efficient and kind, updating the status of the case every step of the way. She always returned my calls and emails quickly. She will do and tell you exactly what you can and cannot do as well as what's going to give you the best outcome with your case. I highly recommend Attorney Dahl to my family and friends. Expect to receive top notch service. Great job & many many thanks!
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Posted by Mary | April 30, 2015
Amazing attorney!
Brenda Dahl was/is my lawyer for real estate, Social Security Disability and divorce. Attorney Dahl is extremely efficient and intelligent. Ms. Dahl is dedicated to her profession. She is kind as well as professional. Her attention to detail in the above three cases she handled for me was outstanding. Attorney Dahl is the only lawyer I have worked with that I could trust wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Naomi | April 30, 2015
Excellent Family Attorney
Attorney Brenda Dahl has been an incredible help during a very stressful, long and constant family matter. Brenda was always there to answer the phone, send me an email and provide advice. Hearing her knowledge and always doing what was best for our family drastically lowered my stress level and anxiety during a difficult time. She was right, it takes a little bit of time and patience, combined with her hard work, the outcome was finally both in the best interest of my kids and family.
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Posted by Shanon | March 4, 2014
Friendly, Prompt and Stress Free Legal Help
Brenda helped me with a child support case. She was so on top of everything I didn't have time to stress out. Everything went through the court process quick and easy. I'll definitely call her again if I need legal help/advice.
Posted by Sandy | September 10, 2013
Has Done An Awesome Job!
I retained Brenda Dahl to handle my divorce. Throughout the process she has been very professional, but also very sensitive to my needs. She always had my interests at the forefront and was always careful that I was comfortable with the court process. She did things timely and efficiently and I never had any question of her knowledge of the law. Everything she advised me was on point and accurate. I appreciate that she was able to make a difficult situation easier with positive results. I also was thankful for her availability. I never had to wait long for a reply to the many questions I had along the way. I would strongly recommend Brenda Dahl as an attorney. She can be trusted to do what is right in the eyes of the law and what is right for you. I made the right choice in hiring Brenda Dahl as my attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2012
I retained Brenda to help with my small legal matter that turned out to be bigger than I thought. She was very supportive and helped me understand the legal system. She was tough, but truly cared about the best interest of my family as a whole. She is a great person to work with, and follows through on what she says she is going to do. I can not say enough about how she helped me through this difficult time with ease and finesse. I would refer her to anyone who would like an attorney who truly cares about her clients.
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Posted by Mary | January 17, 2012
She Does it Right!
Brenda was my divorce attorney. She was very knowledgeable and smart in court. She did not fight dirty, which I appreciated, even though opposing attorney was. My son has a severe disability, Brenda did what she had to do to make sure my children and I had a fighting chance for what we deserved, but she did it the right way. She stuck with facts and made sure I was well prepared for what to expect in court, as well as the unknown of what would happen, regardless of the law or what typically happens. We were well prepared going into court and trial was lengthy. I was on the stand for longer than 4 hours and Brenda had me prepared for what opposing attorney would put me through. The judge we had seemed to appreciate how Brenda handled the case, sticking with the facts. I did get what we went to trial for, and then some. I would recommend Brenda and would turn to her in any situation I may need her for in the future. I was amazed at how smart she was and how much she knew. I did not always like when she told me the possibilities, however, I had to know what to expect. I had a delicate case and she was perfect for it.
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Posted by Nicole | November 11, 2011
Exceptional Lawyer
We've been in and out of court over 10 years and she has never given up, she has always given me great advice and has kept me informed even on the smallest details. She is caring, responsive and I am glad she was on my side!
Posted by chris | November 10, 2011
A True Professional
Brenda represented me in the most difficult period of my life. No parent should have to face a custody battle, but if they are unfortunate enough to be forced to, Brenda would be the attorney to have in your corner. She was sensitive to the issues that we were facing as a family and she aggressively defended not only me as a father but also my children. Brenda went above and beyond what I expected and was always there for any questions that I had about the legal process and the custody hearing itself. During this emotional time in my life she was sensitive to my feelings as a father and recognized that I have rights too, even in today's society where the role of the father is not deemed as important as that of the mother. She was a true Fathers Rights advocate and I am very impressed with the services she provided. Brenda won primary placement of my children for me and she left no stone unturned. Brenda became more than an attorney to me, my wife and children, she is now a member of our family and we are forever grateful to her.
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Posted by Anita | November 10, 2011
Excellent Aggressive Attorney
Brenda was our 2nd attorney for our custody case, as our first did nothing for us. She took the case and was up to speed in time for our first hearing. She really does care about you and makes sure she knows every detail about your case and is always prepared. She was very responsive anytime we emailed or called her, and got back to us right away. We had a very favorable outcome on our case and she continues to help us when little things come up as they do in custody cases. I would highly recommend Brenda as a first rate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Stay away. Did nothing for me.
Ms Dahl did nothing for me! I was screwed over by my a foster care agency and was hoping to have my name cleared. I thought I had a right for the judge to consider placing the child back with me. When we got to court, I found out I didn't even have any rights. Ms Dahl gladly took my money and DID NOTHING! Her only words were, " I told you, you didn't have a very good case." DO NOT HIRE HER!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2011
You would do better representing yourself
Brenda represented me in family court. When we were about to enter infront of the judge she folded and gave my X everything he could have possibly received. In other words by going infront of the judge, Dahl gave him all he could have possibly receive. . She handed over my x everything he wanted. 50/50 placement, she said "you don't need child support", now my x pays for nothing. . She is horrible and I would not recommend her . When she recommened I not take child support , I asked her if she wanted to get paid. She was very wish washy, late for court, forgot to inform me of a court date. More concerned about her money then the best interest of a child.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Concordia University
  • 2011 - Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Kenosha County of WI
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Kenosha County Child Support Agency
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Rizzo & Diersen, S.C.
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
  • 2000 - 2004
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  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1992


  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Pro-Bono Volunteer
  • 2006 - Present
  • Kenosha County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Small Claims Mediator - Kenosha County Circuit Court
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2006 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Concordia University
  • Administrative Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Brenda on several cases. She's wonderful to work with and very knowledge in family law."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Very knowledgeable and thorough."

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Kenosha Social Security & Disability Lawyer Brenda J. Dahl
Brenda J. Dahl
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Kenosha, WI
Licensed for 22 years
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