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Geoff Seufert

Family Attorney at Waukesha, WI

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Geoff

Learn Geoff’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Divorce and Paternity; prejudgment and postjudgment

    18 years, 125 cases

  2. Child support
    20%
    Divorce and Paternity; prejudgment and postjudgment

    18 years, 125 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Traditional Litigation and Collaborative Divorce; prejudgment and postjudgment

    18 years, 200 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Custody & Placement Disputes, Postjudgment Motions, Guardian ad Litem appointments

    18 years, 600 cases

  5. Mediation
    20%
    Family Mediation - whole divorce, custody & placement, prejudgment and postjudgment

    12 years, 50 cases

COMPASSION AND EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING FAMILY CASES. CALL FOR CONSULTATION.

I have practiced family law for 16 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 being active.  From soccer (coaching and playing), to cycling, to kayaking, to skiing, to epic family vacations, I love spending time with my family experiencing all that the outdoors has to offer.  When I can afford some quiet time at home, my time is often devoted to cooking, socializing with friends and family, searching for new and tasty whiskeys and wines, or pursuing my delusional childhood dream of becoming a world-class drummer for a famous rock band...  

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Location

Seufert Law, LLC
N19W24075 N. Riverwood Drive
Suite 204
Waukesha, WI, 53188

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
Outstanding Work on Difficult Divorce Case
Geoff is an outstanding young attorney. He handled my very difficult divorce case from April 2013 to April 2014. The case took only one year, due in part to Geoff's ability to navigate the case and work constructively with opposing counsel and a court appointed mediator. The case involved addiction in my spouse which required a formal income assessment prior to the mediation. All of the communication between Geoff and me was extremely efficient. Jeff uses face-to-face meetings, phone calls, emails, and texts in his communications. This was extremely important to me as my day to day work does not allow for many long sit down meetings. Geoff's demeanor and command of the hearings with Court Commissioners and the Judge were also superior. He was comfortable, and when necessary courageous and direct, in his statements and questions. I highly recommend Geoff to anyone seeking a bright, strong, successful, accomplished attorney in any Family Court or Divorce case. But especially think he is head and shoulders above other attorney's where efficient communication and cost management are important.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2015
Focused and Driven, with Excellent Results
Geoff helped me through my divorce. He was focused, driven, and pushed to resolved my case quickly. He helped me keep my emotions out of my decision making, and his explanations helped me make the best decisions for dividing assets. My ex is self-employed and has questionable business/accounting practices. Geoff proposed a creative solution for calculating child support in the settlement, resulting in financial security for me and my children.
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Posted by Linda | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I went thru my divorce about a year ago after a 20 year marriage. Geoff was always proactive and provided excellent advice during difficult proceedings. Geoff was always very responsive to my questions. I would definitely recommend Geoff for any family law matter.
Posted by Jill | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Ask for More
Attorney Seufert helped me with a custody/placement change due to unsafe circumstances at the other parent's house. He aimed for peaceful communications but was always willing to aggressively advocate for my child and was bold in court. He was quick to respond anytime I had a question, advised me on working with a Guardian ad Litem, and followed through on everything. Geoff was confident, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easy to get along with. I noticed he had a good repoir with his colleagues: lawyers, court commissioners, guardian ad litem, and judges alike. I recommend Attorney Seufert without hesitation for any family law matter!
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Posted by Michael | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Attorney Seufert assisted me with a complex family law matter more than eight years after my divorce. The issues involved were quite complex in nature, and the opposing attorney was rather aggressive in his handling of the case. Mr. Seufert guided me through the case in a very level-headed and professional manner. I appreciated his dedication and understanding of my case, and all the of his time and effort in gaining a fair outcome for me. I recommend working with Mr. Seufert in his area of expertise of family law in SE Wisconsin.
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Posted by Susan | September 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, thorough and knowledgeable throughout the whole divorce process.
After my first meeting with Geoff, I knew he was the attorney to help me with my divorce. He helped me stay calm and think logically during a very stressful and emotional time in my life. Geoff was knowledgeable, empathetic and never hesitated to answer any of my questions (and I had many). I often asked Geoff for his opinion and I always felt his opinions were thoughtful and had my best interests at heart. Because of Geoff’s guidance, I was confident in both our approach and my decisions during the divorce negotiations. We worked out an agreement, and a big part of that was because of the steps Geoff took to keep our case moving forward. I know if we would have gone to court, I would have been well represented. I have already recommended Geoff Seufert to someone.
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Posted by James | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
I was recommended to Geoff by a friend. He guided me through a fairly lengthy paternity/custody case, explaining each step and process fully. He worked with my odd work schedule, was diligent on every detail, and answered every question or issue that came up. A pleasure to work with, and if anything were to arise in the future, I have no hesitation returning or recommending him.
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Response from Geoff Seufert August 4, 2016
Thank you for your recommendation and kind words, James. It was my pleasure to assist you.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2015
Good Attorney
I retained Geoff after being served with divorce papers in July 2014. Geoff has done an excellent job of guiding me through the divorce process, which for me involved a myriad of complicating factors. There were a few times when I wanted to extract revenge on my wife through the legal process in response to something she had done, but Geoff calmly talked me down and explained why that would not be productive. After my divorce was finalized in January 2015, I began reading books on co-parenting after divorce and came to understand that the manner in which the parents interact plays a huge role in how well the kids adjust to their new situation. I now understand that the approach that Geoff took (i.e., not trying to antagonize the other parent through the legal process) is the best approach for setting the stage for co-parenting after the divorce is final. In regards to the financial settlement in the divorce, Geoff first explained what the legal guidelines were so I could calibrate my expectations. Then, with that framework established, he made sure he understood what was important for me and was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement, even when it initially appeared that my wife's attorney was not being reasonable. Ultimately, I am very happy with the service Geoff has provided.
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Posted by Jeff | June 3, 2015
Nothing but the best!!
I retained Geoff when I was faced with a surprise divorce. Geoff was top notch at handling everything for me, as well as carrying me when I lost my father in the middle of the divorce! In my opinion (and luck) My ex hired a butter knife while Geoff is a samurai and a Jedi 'Master. If you find yourself in that ugly and unfortunate situation and you don't retain Geoff there is something very wrong with you. With Geoff you can rest your head at night knowing you have the best!!!!!!! You probably have no idea who I am but trust me that I would not waste my time writing this if I didn't believe it.
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Posted by Lance | January 15, 2013
High recommendations for Geoff Seufert
I originally retained Geoff for paternity and placement representation in a matter involving my infant daughter and a non-marital situation back in Nov 2011. Geoff was very knowledgeable in the various avenues and options I was able to pursue. And even though I was determined to have what I believed to be fair, Geoff’s strategy and wisdom proved to be the better course of action. With a calm demeanor and non-aggressive approach, he never gave into the opposing lawyers games and held fast to what he believed was the right course for me and my daughter. Considering that the “other” lawyer was “senior” in experience, Geoff proved to be 100% more professional in communication, professionalism and knowledge of his field. Looking back, I’m glad that it was Geoff who I chose to represent my daughters and my interests in solidifying our relationship and fair placement given the various circumstances I was facing. His legal assistant Trinette Hernandez proved to be a very valuable asset as well in terms of legal administrative knowledge and support. I would highly recommend Geoff and his top-notch professional skills in family law, child custody and placement.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2011
Geoff Seufert has my Highest Regards
I am grateful to Geoff for guiding me through a very painful and complicated divorce. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in family law, he was also skilled in patiently educating an individual with no legal background. He communicated with me regularly, responding to my inquiries quickly and thoroughly. He made sure I completely understood every legal decision to be made as well as what to expect in advance of court appearances. When the emotional toll of the divorce led me to lose sight of my own best interests, Geoff made certain that we pursued a reasonable and fair outcome. Although he exhausted all options in working towards a resolution, he never compromised to my detriment. In the courtroom he conducted himself with confidence and finesse, always thoroughly prepared and ready to adovcate on my behalf. He remained calm and composed, never did he succumb to intimidation or hostility. At times the divorce process left me feeling exposed and vulnerable; however, Geoff always treated me with compassion and respect. It is this preservation of my dignity that has meant the most.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2011
Knowledgable Professional
Geoff is a very polished professional who I hired to represent me in a divorce case that became complicated. Through Geoff's knowledge of law and experience in the court system, he was able to guide me through a difficult and confusing situation. He was respectful of me at all times, and to all involved in the case. He worked hard to ensure I was treated fairly from the beginning to the end.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Seufert Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Phillips & Gemignani
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Staff Attorney
  • Nonprofit Legal Services of Southeastern Wisconsin
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Society of Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin
  • Past President
  • 2016 - 2020
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, New Lawyer Challenges Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Geoff
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had a number of cases with Geoff as opposing counsel, and have worked with him as a Guardian ad Litem as well. He is ethical, practical and easy to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is a skilled lawyer and pays attention to details."