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Elizabeth Feyrer Bagley

Family Attorney at Waukesha, WI

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    20%
    She has exclusively focused on family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, placement, maintenance, property and paternity issues. She is a certified mediator, and acts as a Guardian ad Litem by court appointment and colleague referrals. A zealous advocate for families and children, she focuses on her client's needs while balancing them with a cost-effective approach designed to achieve success. Complete, honest and non-judgmental advice is her goal.

    27 years

  2. Alimony
    16%
    This is likely one of the most complicated issues in a divorce or legal separation. Attorney Bagley will walk you through the steps of determining whether or not alimony (known in Wisconsin as "maintenance") is appropriate in your case.

  3. Child custody
    16%
    A zealous advocate for families and children, she focuses on her client’s needs while balancing them with a cost-effective approach designed to achieve success. Complete, honest and non-judgmental advice is her goal.

    27 years

  4. Child support
    16%
    Wisconsin has statutory guidelines for child support, based on the physical placement schedule and the incomes of one or both parents. There are some complicating factor that Attorney Bagley can help you navigate.

  5. Divorce and separation
    16%
    Her practice includes traditional, collaborative and cooperative divorce. She is also a certified mediator in pre and post judgment family law matters.

    27 years

  6. Uncontested divorce
    16%
    Just because your divorce is uncontested doesn't mean you don't need an attorney. Making sure that your documents are written correctly and outline your agreements is crucial, especially if there is a return to Court later.

PROVIDING COMPLETE HONEST AND NON-JUDGMENTAL ADVICE WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

Elizabeth Bagley began practicing law in 1997.  Since 1999, she has exclusively focused on family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, placement, maintenance, property and paternity issues. Attorney Bagley acts as a Guardian ad Litem by court appointment and colleague referrals. A zealous advocate for families and children, she focuses on her client’s needs while balancing them with a cost-effective approach designed to achieve success.  Complete, honest and non-judgmental advice is her goal. The process, often mirroring a roller coaster, should not be emotionally or financially devastating. Attorney Bagley prides herself on working with clients to obtain a reasonable and fair resolution without destroying the family.

Attorney Bagley is the owner of Bagley Law Firm, LLC.

Her practice includes traditional, collaborative and cooperative divorce. She is also a certified mediator in pre and post judgment family law matters.

Bagley Law Firm offers a one-hour, free initial consultation for prospective clients.

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Location

Bagley Law Firm, LLC
N19 W24075 N. Riverwood Drive
Suite 204
Waukesha, WI, 53188

Reviews

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Posted by Matt | January 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Elizabeth and her team were excellent to work with and was super helpful during this tough process. Her communication and understanding of everything was top notch. I would recommend her to anybody who went through what I did. She really looks out for her client!
Posted by Michael | January 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Had a game plan at consultation
Dealing with family situations can be stressful, however Elizabeth was knowledgeable, efficient, and able to secure a favorable outcome. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Susan | June 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Elizabeth and her team were amazing! Elizabeth was knowledgeable, kind and comforting during a particularly difficult life transition. She listened to me and never judged but always fully explained my options. I could not have asked for a better person and lawyer to help me maneuver through this process. Thank you for your understanding and professional guidance. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Brittany | December 16, 2020
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A real pro and trusted advisor
Elizabeth struck an important balance of professional and personal, and emphasized each at the right time. She was invaluable in navigating a pretty complicated divorce and proved to be a trusted advisor. She took the time to explain things and answer my never-ending list of questions, and provided options and expected outcomes with each option. I highly recommend Attorney Bagley - she's competent, connected and a counselor - all beneficial when dealing with a divorce.
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Posted by Jason | November 21, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Elizabeth is amazing, not only as a lawyer, but as a person. She was a calming influence when I needed it during my complicated and exhausting divorce that spanned over a year and a half. She developed a strong overall strategy early on and was able to adjust that plan and adapt to each and every curve ball that was thrown at us throughout the process. My children and I would not be where we are today without her guidance and expertise and I thank God that I found her when I did. I would recommend her to anybody who deserves her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Elizabeth led me through a rough divorce struggle. From the beginning she was very well prepared, explained everything, and was compassionate about my situation. In several meetings with opposing counsel she commanded the room, and was passionate in making sure my needs were always met. I'd recommend her to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Jim | May 12, 2020
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Compassionate Divorce Lawyer
I was in bad shape emotionally when I had my initial consult with Attorney Bagley. When I left her office I felt that everything was going to be okay. She immediately put me at ease and explained how everything needed in my divorce would be done. She took charge of the case which is what I needed. She kept me informed throughout the process and I always knew that she was representing my interests above everything. Due to the pandemic my case had to be finished by phone conference. Attorney Bagley arranged everything and I ended up getting my divorce finalized on the date which would have been the court date anyway. She went above and beyond for me. I hope nobody reading this ever has to go through a divorce but if you do I would highly recommend Attorney Bagley.
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Posted by Wendy | August 21, 2019
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Fair and Timely
Elizabeth Bagley came highly recommended and having worked with her from beginning to end of my recent divorce I would concur. She was professional, upfront and kept my best interests in mind. She was upfront and to the point. She practices law with common sense
Posted by Laura | February 22, 2018
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Pleasent Divorce
I was referred to Atty. Bagley by my brother. I had already started my divorce pro se, but needed extra help as complications came to view. I was very pleased with the process. She was very knowledgeable and more than looked out for my interests. My divorce was a very pleasant experience with all of her help. I recommend her highly for anyone facing a divorce.
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Posted by Tiffany | February 21, 2018
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Not your typical Atty. >>> 100x better
Atty. Bagley is well-respected in her practice, in the court and in the community for good reason. She is strategic, practical, reasonable, efficient, fair, level-minded, and intelligent. Her strategic nature allowed her to leverage her deep knowledge of the law in interpreting how it applied to specific situations that often fell in the "grey areas". She works to find resolution in the toughest of situations. In working with her, I really appreciated her organized, direct and candid approach while offering legal counsel. While she was direct, she struck perfect balance with also being understanding that the decisions we made were complicated, had high emotional stakes and were never B&W. She understood the weight of her work, having the potential to have enormous impact on people's lives. She was mindful of time and expense largely due to her ability to process and prioritize a lot of complex detail and determine how/if they impacted our larger objectives. She earned my highest respect and strongly recommend her services.
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Posted by James | July 29, 2016
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Divorce Case
Elizabeth was a fantastic Atty. She was very knowledgable of the law (of which she was able to leverage strategically), very effiecient, as excellent live negotiator. She had the skill to have a big picture view while synthesizing several complex details and variable. She appropriately advised in case law as well and the law for me to factor in as we went through the process. Last with the negotiations she had the ability to see it from both parties viewpoints to make sure items kept moving forward and a fair settlement for all a parties was reached in an efficient manner. Highly recommend her.
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Posted by Joe | July 25, 2016
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Divorce Case
Elizabeth and her staff did an excellent job of properly preparing me and guiding me thru the divorce process. When some unforeseen circumstances caused the final divorce date to be delayed more than once, she was able to use her good standing with the local courts to move the final date up. She was also careful about making sure that time wasn't wasted in order to keep fees at a reasonable level.
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Posted by Ronda | May 8, 2015
Child Custody/Placement Issue
Elizabeth was recommended to us by a family friend to assist with a difficult child custody/placement issue that would have been almost impossible to deal with on our own. We could not have asked for a better attorney. She worked with our daughter to ensure she received a highly professional experience. She was respectful of the sensitivity to the issues, and was always responsive when immediate attention was needed. She took the time to explain each step of the process in detail and to make sure our daughter was comfortable with what would be happening next. As a mother, whose only concern was to make sure my daughter and my grandchildren were in a safe situation, Elizabeth understood those concerns and made sure they were addressed. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a proactive and professional attorney who can deal with difficult family issues.
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Posted by Rhonda | May 8, 2015
Trusted and Efficient
Elizabeth and her staff were very helpful and efficient in getting me my divorce. I had worked with another attorney previously and hadn't accomplished anything. Once I retained Elizabeth stuff started to come together and it was finished quickly. She was very attentive to my financial situation and minimized my expenses whenever possible. She helped me make the best of a bad situation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2013
Complicated Divorce Case
Elizabeth came highly recommended from an acquaintance who also is a well-respected family lawyer in Milwaukee. She handled a very complicated divorce case for me that involved a job loss, prolonged unemployment, and two very young children. I had to trust that she'd use her considerable experience to get me the best result possible, and I believe that she did. Throughout the time I was working with her, she was conscious of keeping costs down for our family, ensured that my voice was being heard, and understood our family's goals during a very uncertain time for us. In the end, she pulled off an agreement that was satisfactory to both parties in almost miraculous fashion.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2013
Professional and Caring
Elizabeth's analytical and friendly approach along with her ability and years of experience enable her to provide thoughtful, thorough, and, most importantly, practical but heartfelt legal advice regarding divorce. She listens carefully to her client's questions and comments and she works really hard to respond quickly and clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue. I have worked with Attorney Bagley for almost a year and have never been disappointed in any aspect of her work.
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Posted by Andrea | March 6, 2011
A "Life Saver"
A terribly long, stressful, divorce was made less intense!! Elizabeth and her crew were always there to answer questions and take care of business when the unexpected continually popped up!!
Posted by Gregg | September 22, 2009
Bright, competent, compassionate, and savvy and the ability to finess delicate matters effectively
Attorney Bagley skillfully evaluated what appeared to me a hopeless downward spiral relating to spousal support payments and a growing arrears balance. My circumstance since divorce had changed drastically following an exec level job loss spanning 4+ years. What impressed me immediately about Attorney Bagley was the sense I got that she never judged me and that she was an advocate for me from our first meeting forward. Throughout the process which spanned seven months, it seemed as though I was her only client. Attorney Bagley recognized the delicate stage that my relationship with my "exed" was in and developed an effective communication strategy which resulted in a (mostly) cooperative negotiation process and a resolution that exceeded my expectations, without the need to return to court. For this, I will forever be grateful to Attorney Bagley and through her competent representation, I have gained tremendous respect for legal professionals such as herself. I have, and will continue to refer others to Attorney Bagley for competent legal representation.
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Posted by cammy | October 1, 2008
I WOULD RECOMMEND HER
Elizabeth was fair & honest with me through my divorce process. I appreciate that when she thought I was asking for too much, she told me so. I have seen friends go through lenghtly & expensive divorces to end up with exactly what I got. I recommend her to my friends as I know she will treat them fairly. Cammy Charles
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supplemental Court Commissioner
  • Hon. Jennifer Dorow
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner/Partner
  • Bagley Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Flanner, Stack Fahl & Bagley LLP
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Phillips & Gemignani
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Harris, Nelson & Zaeske
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Scott F. Anderson
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ascension Lutheran Church
  • Member, Sunday School Worship/Music teacher/Band member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Waukesha Civic Theatre
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Waukesha County Mental Health Association
  • Fall Benefit Silent Auction Committee Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Milwaukee County Bar Association Bench Bar Committe
  • Family Law- Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • #3 - Best of 2017 Family Law
  • Milwaukee A-List...City Voter
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Inns of Court Meeting
  • Treatment of Frisch v. Henrichs in contempt matters
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Elizabeth
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Bagley and I initially started out on opposite sides of a family matter. Since that point, we have worked together on cases, and referred one another clients due to a high level of mutual trust in each other's skills. Attorney Bagley is an amazing asset to have as an attorney on a family case, and I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Feyrer Bagley is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with. Elizabeth is one of the better family lawyers in Waukesha County and I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bagley is a compassionate, dedicated advocate that will work in her client's best interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable and both she and her staff are wonderful to work with."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. By far the best Attorney I work with!"
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth is great to work with because she's straight forward, has an excellent knowledge of the law and respects opposing counsel's opinion."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Elizabeth for many years and find her to be an extremely professional, competent and experienced family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is very knowledgeable and quite capable. She always fights hard for her clients, but is also reasonable in obtaining resolutions."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is knowledgeable of the law and reasonable to work with."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel on a divorce case that Eliizabeth handled. She was fair, hard-working and did an excellent job of helping bringing closure for this family. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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