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I have practiced family law for 13 years. I love the client contact, the problem solving, and the creative solutions that go into resolving complex family litigation. My practice is focused primarily in Waukesha and Milwaukee, but I do travel to the surrounding counties as clients need.
When I first began my legal career, I assisted clients in other matters besides family law. However, I now practice exclusively family law because of both the empathy I feel toward my clients and the unique set of interdisciplinary skills that family law practice requires. Each day is different. On Monday, I might negotiate a child custody agreement, relying on input from a court-appointed social worker and other child specialists to develop the best schedule that meets the developmental needs of a child, while also maximizing placement for both parents. On Tuesday, I could be discussing with an accountant how to appropriately value a closely-held family company. On Wednesday, I may be advocating for my client at a court hearing, presenting arguments to the judge on jurisdiction issues of an international child abduction case. On Thursday, I might spend time discussing retirement account planning for my client with his/her financial planner. And, on Friday, I may be sitting down with my client to develop a comprehensive agreement to resolve their case. Each day is different, and each client is different. I enjoy the ability to creatively problem-solve with my clients to develop a complex strategy to meet their goals and needs.
Outside of the office, I enjoy cycling, kayaking, and camping with my family throughout southern Wisconsin, and my time at home is often spent cooking, socializing with friends and family or pursuing my delusional childhood dream of becoming a world-class drummer for a famous rock band...
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Attorney Award (Under 40)||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2019|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2017|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.||2017|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2016|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Managing Attorney||Seufert Law, LLC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Phillips & Gemignani||2010 - 2016|
|Staff Attorney||Nonprofit Legal Services of Southeastern Wisconsin||2006 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Leander J. Foley, Jr. Society of Family Lawyers||Member||2019 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Member||2015 - Present|
|Waukesha County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2006 - Present|
|Society of Family Lawyers||President||2016 - 2018|
|Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin||President||2016 - 2019|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, New Lawyer Challenges Committee||Member||2016 - 2017|
|Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court||Member||2010 - 2019|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Judges' Panel: Changes in the Law Relevant to Family Court Practice||Moderator||2019|
|What Does Wisconsin's New Neutral-Drafting Rule Mean To You?||Wisconsin's Neutral Drafting Rule||2018|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin Annual Meeting||Client, Process, and Issues Vetting: Using Small "c" Collaboration||2018|
|A View From the Bench: Maintenance Issues||Moderator||2017|
|People Hearing Without Listening: Understanding and Presenting A Child’s Voice in the Court System||Three Family Lawyers & One Judge||2016|
|Milwaukee County Judges' Panel||Moderator||2015|
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