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Robert McMillan Arthur

Family Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   12 reviews

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Robert McMillan Arthur is an attorney with Arthur Law Office LLC, practicing in the Metro Milwaukee area and the Fox Valley. He is a general practitioner, concentrating in Family Law, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law, Small Business Law, and Nonprofit Law.

 

He graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 2012, where he served on the executive committee of the Client Skills Board and Dispute Resolution Society. He was one of the first students to graduate with the law school’s Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He is also a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, where he serves on the Public Education Committee.

 

 

Prior to his legal career, Robert received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. He began his engineering management career in a small manufacturing company, eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer. He has also worked in teaching, ministry, and in the music industry.

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Licensed for 10 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/08/2022

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Arthur Law Office LLC
790 N Milwaukee St Suite 339
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3712

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Posted by John | February 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Ever!
Bob has been our family attorney for three years. He is smart, articulate and honest. Bob is a great listener and a persuasive advocate. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Shannon | May 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable, Attentive and Detailed Attorney!
It was a pleasure to work with Attorney Robert Arthur. I needed an attorney to advise me for a local production company that did filming on my property without my knowledge or approval. Attorney Arthur was extremely knowledgeable, and made sure that I understood the “gray area” of the law. He listened very attentively, without interruption to make sure he had a thorough understanding of the issue at hand; and then reiterated what I was looking for.. He then explained in great detail what the law allows, and next steps. Attorney Arthur then sent out detailed correspondence to opposing counsel and myself, after every conversation we had. Attorney Arthur was always responsive to my phone calls, texts, and email. I highly recommend working with Attorney Arthur. Some attorneys do not feel the need to communicate the law to their clients level of understanding. Some also fail to keep clients informed of their case details, step-by-step. This was not the case with Attorney Arthur, and he exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars! Outstanding advocate.
Robert did an excellent job negotiating my prenup. He was a smart and aggressive advocate, communicative, had a flexible schedule, and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Maria | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Going the Extra Mile! Simply Kind!
Recently, I hired Attorney Robert McMillan Arthur to help me with a couple of legal matters on my FMLA and obtaining guardianship for my brother. My experience with him was a positive one. What stood out the most was that he was kind in working with my family and me. And that simple kindness in that first interaction with him helped me in making the decision to hire him. I just knew that he was the right lawyer to help us. When my mother and I first met with him for the initial consultation, he showed genuine concern for my legal issues by actively listening. He took the time to explain guardianship and the process in obtaining it. And throughout the process, he was patient and thorough in answering all our questions. For my FMLA issue, I needed supporting document for my Family Medical Leave of Absence in taking care of my brother after hospitalization, so Attorney Robert McMillan Arthur obtained the proof of guardianship by filing the guardianship forms on my brother immediately. Also, he took care of faxing the proof of guardianship document and communicating with my employer on my FMLA issue. This really helped me tremendously, in that, my FMLA was then approved with the supporting document that he submitted on my behalf. And with the guardianship, there were numerous documents that had to be completed and filed with the court. It involved having to file these documents in person at the courthouse on several visits; and he filed these guardianship documents timely so that we were able to proceed with the temporary and permanent guardianship hearings as scheduled. Also, he prepared my family and me for the hearings so that we can be ready and confident in testifying at the hearings. He made everything seamless from my FMLA to obtaining guardianship. I did not worry about anything knowing that he was working to help me with my legal matters. Moreover, he is highly knowledgeable and an expert in his law practice. He delivers exemplary work in law. His work is impressive. Quality, Excellence, and Professionalism shows through in his work, communication, and interaction with people as he did with my family and me. Overall, he delivered high quality work in helping me with my legal matters by going the extra mile. I am happy and completely satisfied with the legal services he provided as the results achieved on my FMLA and guardianship are positive. I would recommend Attorney Robert McMillan Arthur to others who need and is seeking legal assistance as he is a Top Attorney who cares about his clients in achieving desirable results. I have complete confidence and trust working with him. We greatly benefited from the elite legal services he provided in our case; and I am immensely thankful to him. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Daniel | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
We're a local band that was given a contract agreement to go pursuit music full time. We needed help since we've never ventured in this area before. Contacted Robert and he called us back right away. He helped us out tremendously. Was very kind and knowledgeable.
Posted by Betsy | March 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me with my small business stress
Simply put, I knew I needed help making sure my business was in good legal standing because I had moved from another state and neglected to take care of things right away. Because my business is new, and I'd never personally dealt with any of its legalities, I was incredibly stressed and overwhelmed by the process. I wanted to find someone who would look at everything I had, tell me what needed to happen next, and help me make that happen. Robert did just that. He was attentive, responsive, friendly and prompt. He was upfront and honest about what I would be paying and I felt completely at ease knowing things were being taken care of. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or family.
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Posted by Kat | October 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Empowering and Knowledgeable
Robert Arthur is a very knowledgeable, insightful and helpful attorney. Using his incredible gift of communication, he takes complicated laws and articulates them in a way that makes them easy to understand. One thing that really struck me is that he is an amazing listener. He really wants to hear your thoughts and ideas before finding the strategic solution that best fits the situation at hand. For example, I went to see Robert because I either wanted to form a non-profit or an LLC. He listened to my vision and mission and helped me find the best solution that would fit my current needs but would allow room for expansion in the future. He returns calls and emails in a timely fashion. He is trustworthy and when you meet with him you will feel safe, validated and empowered to move forward. He possesses a rare combination of strength, compassion, and integrity.
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Posted by Jadee | October 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
First experience using a lawyer and what a wonderful experience it was.
Robert is the first lawyer I've ever needed and I didn't know what to expect really. He has been so wonderful to work with and he really works hard in preparing you for whatever might be thrown your way. Robert was always very prompt on getting meetings set and documents taken care of. If I ever needed a lawyer again I would without a doubt use Robert Arthur. Robert truly cares about his clients and that made me so confident when in court.
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Posted by Joe | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Knowledgeable and Responsive
I was referred to Robert through a work associate and needed his assistance in clearing up some wrongfully owed taxes. Robert had a great handle on the situation, even though the tax issue was in another state and involved statutes and laws of several different entities. I felt very comfortable that he would handle the situation, and he did 100%. I was able to focus on my work and family and not have to fret about whether the situation would be resolved. I would highly recommend Robert as an attorney to anyone. He has great attention to detail and I felt like he genuinely cared about my situation.
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Posted by David | April 17, 2015
Robert Arthur is an expert on Copyright and Intellectual Property
After a recent conference with Robert Arthur, I was impressed with his grasp on entertainment law. Not only did he answer my questions and explain my situation, but he anticipated further solutions and opened my eyes to other facets of copyright/IP that I was not aware of. His willingness to do further research and walk me through the processes he described is a testament to the integrity of his practice. I would highly recommend Robert Arthur's counsel to anyone in need of legal advice, especially in the nebulous world of entertainment law.
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Posted by Gina | March 27, 2015
Thorough and Knowledgeable
Robert Arthur recently helped me navigate the formation of a Wisconsin LLC. He went above and beyond, first ensuring that an LLC was, in fact, the best option given my specific short and long-term business goals. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of related law as well as the nuances of the process. He took the time to not only explain the "what", but also the 'why". He patiently answered all of my questions. I left our meeting much better educated, armed with information I need to be proactive in proper management of the business. He brought up things I hadn't even thought of, but are critical for a business owner to know. Robert was clear, concise and deliberate in his approach. I'm confident as I move forward knowing that my business has been established on a solid, legal foundation thanks to him.
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Posted by Jason | March 1, 2013
Above and Beyond Service
Robert Arthur took ownership of my mother's case and then afterwards continued to give generously of his time to continue to help us with next steps even after the case was completed: He was diligent in meeting with my mother and with delivering information to relevant parties. He facilitated and saw that the whole process ran smoothly by continual communication. Afterwards his integrity insured that we would be put in the right direction and taken care of with a different future case. Specifically, he showed up at the second case (when he did not need to) to ensure my mother was represented (we were not sure that she would have a public defender that day due to certain circumstances) and helped with the meeting. He even walked me to the appropriate office for official documents that I did not know I needed certified. Robert Arthur comes across as a caring , competent and dutiful attorney as evidenced by his actions. He greatly alleviated my stresses. I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Arthur Law Office LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Marquette Legal Initiative for Nonprofit Corporations (M-LINC)
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Midwest Environmental Advocates
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Research Assistant
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Research Coordinator
  • Metro Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Research Intern
  • College Of Lake County
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Business Manager
  • Northern Room LLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Teaching Assistant
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Arthur Technology Inc.
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2012
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2012
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • Marquette University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • MS - Master of Science
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Programming Committee Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Inaugural Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member, Milwaukee Alumni Chapter
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Statistical Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Sigma Chi
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Outstanding Performance & Dedication-Public Education Committee
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • 2013
  • Highest Grade: Negotiation Workshop (Spring 2012)
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Highest Grade: Patent & Trade Secret Law (Spring 2011)
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Highest Grade: Env. Practice ‐ Clean Water Act (Spring 2011)
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Highest Grade: Nonprofit Law & Organizations (Spring 2011)
  • CALI
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Second Saturday
  • Divorce Options
  • 2017
  • Second Saturday
  • Divorce Options
  • 2016
  • Second Saturday
  • Divorce Options
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (18)
Entertainment Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Arthur is an extremely competent and passionate entertainment attorney serving not only Milwaukee, but also Wisconsin at large. His dedication to his clients and his knowledge of the entertainment business make him an indispensable resource for musicians and artists in all career stages."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a diligent attorney who focuses on problem-solving to resolve cases. I enjoyed working with him and hope to have more collaborative cases with him in the future."
Business Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Robert McMillan Arthur knows the law extremely well and cares about making sure people understand their rights and obligations. Anyone needing assistance with a business law legal matter would be well served to contact him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an astute professional. I have referred cases over to Robert and I have been very impressed with his dexterity and the results he obtained for the referred clients. They all made it a point to inform me on how satisfied they were with his dedication and commitment to their cases. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a skilled and compassionate advocate who devotes his heart and soul to his clients. I've interacted with him both in cases we've worked together and by watching him in court, and in every situation he has carried himself with the kind of humility and professionalism that has made judges pay close attention to what he says. I endorse him whole-heartedly."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a fantastic lawyer and mentor to young lawyers. His ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with both clients and other attorneys is unequaled. I highly recommend him and i do not hesitate in referring clients to him."
General practice Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school with Attorney Arthur and he always made himself available to answer questions and concerns about the legal education process. He was a peer I considered a mentor, and I now look to him as an attorney to emulate now that I've entered private practice."
General practice Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Arthur is well respected in the community and a passionate advocate for his clients. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have respected Robert and his abilities since I met him in law school. I trust his expertise, so much so, that I have referred both clients and family friends to him."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Arthur is an excellent attorney who works diligently to protect his clients' interests. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Friend
"I had the pleasure of attending law school with Robert and I know him to be diligent, hard working and knowledgeable."
General practice Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is one of the most dedicated and hard working attorneys I have had the pleasure to work with. He is is always professional in his conduct, and makes sure to address his client's needs and help them obtain their desired results."
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Milwaukee Family Lawyer Robert McMillan Arthur
Robert McMillan Arthur
Family Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 10 years
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