My practice focuses on family law, estate planning, and probate, helping clients navigate through will and trust challenges, custody and placement disputes, legal separation, and divorce. As much as possible, I help my clients and their families avoid conflicts through comprehensive estate planning, probate-avoidance techniques, powers of attorney, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. I believe that preventative measures are always better than trying to fix a problem after it happens. That's not always possible, though. For situations where a conflict cannot be avoided, my approach is to limit emotionally draining and expensive legal battles to the extent possible while still fighting for you to make sure your interests are protected.
Before opening my own practice, I worked at several other firms, including a small family-owned office, a medium-sized multi-attorney general practice firm, and high-end firm on the top floor of an office building in downtown Milwaukee. I learned a lot from each of these experiences and was motivated by the successes of those I worked with to venture out and design a business that matched my own vision.
I received my law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010. I focused my legal education on estate planning, dispute resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. While at Marquette, I founded and served as the President of the Restorative Justice Society. I also served on the boards of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society and the Client Skills Board. I was inducted into the Pro Bono Society with high honors for outstanding volunteer involvement with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program. I also mediated small claims disputes at the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2005 with a triple major in English Composition, Philosophy, and Comparative Theology. I live in Wauwatosa with my wife and three children.
Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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Will and I were co-presenters at a CE/CLE course through the National Business Institute (NBI). Will was very knowledgeable, well organized, personable and truly a pleasure to work with! I would recommend him without hesitation.
Dera Johnsen-Tracy Estate planning Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono High Honors||Marquette University Law School||2010|
|Owner||Block Legal Services, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C.||2015 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Offices of Mark S. Knutson, S.C.||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney||Hudson Legal||2011 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Storm, Balgeman, Miller & Klippel, S.C.||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Member||2015 - Present|
|Divorce Cooperation Institute||Member||2014 - Present|
|Waukesha County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Marquette University Law School||Philosophy, English Composition, Comparative Religions||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Trusts from A to Z (Pewaukee, WI)||Legal Ethics||2016|
|Trusts from A to Z (Pewaukee, WI)||Simple Testamentary Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts||2016|
|Trusts from A to Z (Pewaukee, WI)||Main Trust Principles||2016|
|Trusts from A to Z (Middleton, WI)||Legal Ethics||2016|
|Trusts from A to Z (Middleton, WI)||Simple Testamentary Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts||2016|
|Trusts From A to Z (Middleton, WI)||Main Trust Principles||2016|
|Probate Boot Camp 2015||Closing the Estate||2015|
|Probate Boot Camp 2015||Probating Insolvent and Bankrupt Estates||2015|