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Ellen Rhodeman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Ellen Grennier


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For her underdgraduate, Attorney Ellen J. Rhodeman had attended Carroll University and graduated in 2010 with a major in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics. Then, in 2013, she graduated from Washburn University School of Law with her Doctor of Jurisprudence where she was admitted into the State Bar of Illinois in 2013 and in 2017 she was admitted into the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Licensed for 9 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/05/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Attorney Ellen J. Rhodeman
250 E Wisconsin Ave #1830
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st lawyer experience—no regrets
Ellen is fantastic. She was there beside me ready to take the case to the furthest level it could go. She also informed me in every way that I could end the case sooner. I appreciated her expert experience and advice. I had many people ask me how my lawyer was and if they were dragging out the process for their own financial benefit. I felt so comforted knowing that she wasn’t anything close to that type of divorce lawyer. She is clearly an expert in her field. She came to trial very prepared and corrected documents ahead of time, unlike the opposing party (whose lawyer also had a very high review rating). As great as she is, I hope I never have to use her services ever again.
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Posted by Melisa | October 8, 2022
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Ellen Rhodeman, Attorney
Ellen made me feel comfortable from our first phone call. She answered my questions while allowing me to make the best decisions in how to proceed and what to expect during my case. Emails and phone calls always answered in a timely manner, taking off stress on my end to know I was a client that she cared about. My concerns or questions were important, no matter how trivial they may have been. I appreciated all her guidance, both pros and cons, to reach the outcome that was best for me. Many thanks to Ellen Rhodeman and her team!
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Posted by Philip | September 28, 2022
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Great attorney that will fight for you
My divorce was a 2 year process. Ellen helped me the whole way and went to battle. The GAL was basically a second attorney for the other party, but that did not phase Ellen. Numerous times she was commended in court for her thoroughness. She does not miss anything. I highly recommend using Ellen.
Posted by Polly | September 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
great!
I used Ellen as my attorney for a separation case in WI. My husband had filed to dismiss my case based on jurisdiction as he was in CA. I was able to win my case, with Ellen's help, and got primary placement of my daughter in WI. Ellen was thorough, worked late and up to the last minute to go over details, and had good judgement on the sort of things that were realistic to fight for and what to let go. She was also pleasant and calm and well spoken in court.
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Posted by Beverly | July 8, 2022
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Divorced
I’m FREE! Is what I said when I walked out of the court hearing. Thanks to Ellen! Attorney Ellen was very professional and she treated me with respect and dignity. I appreciate the fact that she keep me updated and always returned my calls. She listened to me and knew her work. I was divorced in 6 months. She is an awesome attorney. I have and would recommend her again, Thanks Attorney Ellen! My life is better.
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Posted by Amanda | April 14, 2022
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Amazing!
I could not be more pleased with the service I received from Attorney Ellen Rhodeman. I specifically wanted an attorney that would not be a pushover, and Ellen Rhodeman did not disappoint. She has excellent communication, is extremely knowledgeable, and made the divorce process easier than I ever though it could be. Ellen is supportive and has a calm, reassuring manner. Additionally, her services were very affordable. I highly reccomend her services!
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Posted by Rich | August 27, 2021
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Divorce case for Rich and Lindy Mueller
Right from the start we received detailed information about what was to be expected when you use mediation. Ellen was very prepared and no nonsense. Most of the meetings were done over Zoom which actually went very well --I had my doubts. And Ellen was good and prompt at answering our questions away from the 5 meetings we had. Very hard to get everything into the meetings and not have questions. And the the original divorce date was met even though Lindy and I caused some delays. She addressed our concerns and was accepting of our suggestions. Spread sheets and documents were very well prepared and reviewed in detail. So overall we had a very favorable experience with Ellen--given that a divorce is something I never want to experience again.
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Posted by Dave | August 10, 2021
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Outstanding
I recently went through a divorce. I chose Attorney Ellen Rhodeman based on research and online reviews. She did not disappoint.                   Attorney Rhodeman was very pleasant to deal with while going through a difficult situation. She was attentive and understanding. I was treated with patience and always had things explained to me if I did not understand something. One thing that I valued greatly was her willingness to always tell you what you need to hear, whether good or bad. She was “real” with me about expectations and outcomes and helped me to weigh my options and risks in order to try to secure the best outcome for me.                   Attorney Rhodeman has an excellent knowledge base on which to draw from when representing someone. I can objectively state that I believe that I had the better representation in my case. She was not only familiar with the laws of the state, but also the various judges and jurisdictions and what likely outcomes could be possible based on those variables. This was all very evident in her performance as my counsel.                   Having never gone through a divorce before, I was also unaware of some things that need to be done after the divorce is finalized. Getting set up for a home refinance, or setting up child support, can be confusing. Attorney Rhodeman has helped navigate these post divorce issues with the same quality of service that she provided during the duration of the divorce process. I did not feel “abandoned” once court was over and the divorce was final.                   I would recommend Attorney Rhodeman to friends and family without hesitation.  
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Posted by TYLER | August 10, 2021
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great experience
Ellen helped my and my family through this tough and stressful time in my life. She was very knowledgeable and thoughtful through the whole process.
Posted by Jennifer | June 21, 2021
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The Outstanding Choice!
Researching attorneys and/or law firms for something as potentially contentious as divorce and child placement can seem so daunting. Whether your situation is straightforward & civil, or feels like a never-ending roller coaster, Ellen Rhodeman is the attorney you need protecting your interests. Along with her knowledge of family law, her objective situational analysis and mediation skills will be your ace in the hole as the case progresses. Ellen is a consummate professional; simply phenomenal from start to finish. Her legal skills are exceptional, and the advice she gave for dealing with my ex was spot on every time. She is a smart, savvy, and supportive attorney who truly cares about her clients. Ellen provided insightful, reasonable and fair advice, actively listened to what was most important to me, and moved to secure those imperatives as efficiently as possible. Contested divorces can be expensive and stressful, but Ellen is always calm, considerate and thoughtful. Every question I asked was answered; she removed the fear and emotion from difficult interactions, remaining focused on the big picture. She responds, rather than reacts, and provided consistently superior strategies that put a stop to some aggressive tactics and delays we were experiencing. I fully credit Ellen’s generation of options and management of expectations during mediation with the resolution of my divorce and placement battle. She completely understood every concern and hard stop I had when it came to compromise and concessions, and remained firm on our position by re-framing the options to preserve these essential requirements. At the same time, Ellen was fully prepared to present the case at trial if it became necessary. The staff at Sterling Law Offices are exceptional as well. From that first tearful phone call to the final congratulatory messages, every person I interacted with was responsive, personable and empathetic. On the scale of your choice, I’ll always give the highest possible rating to Ellen Rhodeman and Sterling Law Offices. Your future is in good hands with them on your side!
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Posted by Kathy | January 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Ellen Rhodeman!
I highly recommend Ellen Rhodeman with Sterling Law Offices. She was professional but sympathetic, knowledgeable but was willing to research if needed for unusual issues, was organized plus has additional staff members to assist if warranted. In this new era of Covid, she will still meet with clients in person if requested. Divorce is a difficult process for anyone to go through and a client needs to be knowledgeable and thorough communicating their own financial and personal circumstances. Ellen listened and asked questions to view a complete picture of my circumstances. She helped me navigate through this difficult time in my life with a sense of humor, empathy and a positive outlook; if you require representation contact Ellen Rhodeman!
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Posted by Reid | December 21, 2020
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Amicable Parting of Ways
Ellen’s knowledge and compassion, complimented by her ability to keep us on task, helped guide us through this difficult time. She is professional, patient, and personable. This being uncharted territory for my me and my wife, Ellen made it easy for us to understand the process and she answered all of our questions in a timely and straight-forward manner. Our children have been our number one priority and Ellen clearly explained our options and how we could work through everything. She stepped through the many forms with us and filed the necessary documents, making this difficult time more bearable. My wife and I were able to really focus on what was important to us - our children, our home, our belongings - instead of focusing on the negative and breaking down in the process of sorting it all out by ourselves. My wife and I felt it would be appropriate to give Ellen a gift as a way of extending our gratitude, only to find that she requests donations to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. If that doesn’t tell you the kind of person she is, I don’t know what would. I recommend Ellen and the mediation services of Sterling to anyone who wants to part ways with their spouse in the best way possible - amicably and agreeably.
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Posted by Josh | October 7, 2020
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The Right Choice
It was a long and oftentimes stressful process to get to the end of my divorce, but overall I could not be more satisfied with the result. I believe it was fair and equitable for both sides, and a large part of that is due to Sterling Law Offices and Ellen. One of the main factors in the divorce process is the attorney, and Ellen is simply great to work with. She has a wealth of experience and a down-to-earth attitude, is very easy to talk to, and was 100% focused on helping me achieve my goals. She helps ensure you're as prepared as possible at each step along the divorce process, and was reachable and responsive over text, email, phone, and video, depending upon the need. I truly felt like Ellen cared about me as a client. Another important factor, and the one that initially drew me to meet with a lawyer at Sterling Law Offices, was the cost. The financial structure with Sterling Law Offices was absolutely what I needed, and Ellen was always available to guide me and answer my questions along the way without me having to worry about added costs. She was also cognizant of helping me avoid extra fees, at one point working at all hours of the day and evening to help reach an agreement and avoid costly mediation. Don't trust just my review... Scroll through more of these reviews and you'll see similar comments. Thanks Ellen!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Ellen was very professional. She is easy to talk to. After the consult, gave the space and time to process at my own pace. Throughout the time it took, she was always reachable and responded promptly via email/text/phone. Helped me through understanding the process and options and what to expect and prepare for it. One thing about Ellen is she very compassionate and kind and understood the situation I was going thru as a father and helping me through an emotionally difficult divorce, which made a big difference to me. I highly recommend Ellen
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Posted by James | September 17, 2020
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Simply the Best
I am father of four, who couldn’t be happier with Sterling Law Offices. I have to tell you from the start, I have been where you are… putting in the time to research and find an attorney to improve my children’s and my quality of life. Naturally my second concern was cost, which I’m happy to say lead me to Sterling Law Offices. Their fixed fee option shows their level of commitment to their clients, by not nickel-and-diming you to death, even when your case is extremely involved, as mine was. Although I am confident Sterling Law Offices has a team of very capable attorneys, my research lead to me request Attorney Ellen J Rhodeman, who I felt was the best for my situation. It was without a doubt the right choice. Ellen is extremely knowledgeable with many years of experience. The combination of Ellen’s impressive ability to perform in court and the high level of respect others involved have for her, not only puts you at ease, but is also a great advantage. From day one Ellen made me feel comfortable, as she was down to Earth, easy to talk to and as dedicated to my goals as I was. Her commitment to her clients is obvious in her immediate response to any concern and her honesty to you regarding expectations. Now being at the end of an extremely successful outcome, I can say with experience, that you are in the right place. I think attorneys tend to get a bad rap, which makes it difficult to make a choice, but honest and compassionate ones do exist. Thanks Ellen for improving our lives and thank you for all the time you put in. You're a great asset to Sterling Law Offices, and anyone who chooses you to improve their lives.
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Posted by Titus | August 20, 2020
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DPW...Milwaukee
Ellen is a great divorce attorney Explain everything in simple terms for you... made me feel very comfortable and understand everything that is going on with your case...Thank you so much
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
She helped me get custody of my son and be able to move out of state with him. From beginning to end she was on top of my phone calls and emails. Always kept me up to date on all court requests and paperwork. I couldn't thank her enough for what she did.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Attorney Ellen Rhodeman helped me navigate a very unexpected and challenging divorce. She listened and answered all of my questions very quickly and professionally. In addition, she made sure that I was prepared and kept me informed through each step of the process. She went above and beyond and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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Great lawyer
Always helpful and was available to answer questions. Concern about the client best interest.
Posted by Sandra | November 2, 2018
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Awesome lawyer
Ellen helped me submit some pension paperwork after a divorce and was very helpful in processing everything in a timely manner.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Court Facilitator
  • Cook County Circuit Court
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Randall A. Wolff & Associates, Ltd.
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Legal Intern
  • Washburn University School Of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • Cavanagh and Lemon
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Carroll Univeristy
  • PPE
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Father Overnight Visitation
  • Defending Child Support Increase
  • Child Support Did Not Increase

Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Article Edit
  • ABA Family Law Quartery
  • 2013

Publications

  • ABA
  • Family Law Quarterly
  • 2013
  • ABA
  • Family Law Quarterly
  • 2012
  • ABA
  • Family Law Quarterly
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Ellen Grennier to any of my clients to handle divorce litigation or family disputes in general. She is smart, efficient and cares immensely about her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Whenever I have a question about a domestic relations matter, Ellen is the first person I consult. Illinois' laws have changed considerably over the past several years and I rely on Ellen to provide me with accurate information for my Clients. In those situations, where my Clients need an Attorney to handle a domestic relations matter, I consistently refer the Client to Ellen for representation. I think that Ellen is an exceptional young Attorney with knowledge and skills way beyond her years, and I would not hesitate to refer a Client to Ellen not only because of her knowledge and skills but because I know that she would be empathetic to their concerns and would be a zealous advocate for their rights. This is of particular importance to my Clients as they tend to be older and more fearful of attorneys and the legal system. I strongly endorse this Attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ellen has proven herself over and over to be a very conscientious and knowledgeable lawyer. She has integrated herself into the legal community and is commanding respect from her fellow lawyers. I am very proud to know Ellen."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"As my associate attorney, Ellen handles all domestic relations matters in my office with professionalism and expertise."
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Milwaukee Divorce and separation Lawyer Ellen Rhodeman
Ellen Rhodeman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 9 years