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Deanne L. Robison

Estate planning Attorney at Wauwatosa, WI

4.5   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
    Ohio - OH 31 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Deanne

Learn Deanne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference.

  2. Trusts
    A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action.

  3. Probate
    Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process.

I assist clients with estate planning, and also trust and estate administration. This includes the preparation and execution of wills, revocable trusts, marital property agreements, financial and health care powers of attorney and HIPAA authorizations. Additionally, I assist clients with probate administrations and counsel trustees and beneficiaries in all issues of trust administration.


Collins Law Firm, LLC
11616 W. North Ave.
Suite A
Wauwatosa, WI, 53226

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Posted by Beth | October 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, Caring Lawyer!
I have known Deanne for over 10 years and would highly recommend her for your personal, professional legal needs. She has acted as a professional consultant on estate and retirement planning for many members of my family and has given us extremely helpful advice, followed up with any questions we had, directed us to the best solutions and has a retirement/estate planning process that is thorough, expert and incredibly helpful. She is a calm voice in what can be a difficult process and will spend time you need to understand issues and guide you to the right solutions. Excellent lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney for estate planning, trusts & healthcare power of attorney
I needed to update 10 year+ legal documents for my will, trust and healthcare power of attorney prior to having major surgery. I wanted an estate attorney that I could easily connect with and trust. A close friend suggested Deanne Robison. I find Deanne very professional, approachable, detailed, and patient! I had a sense of urgency with my pending surgery. We worked under a tight timeline to successfully execute everything. Deanne gave me peace of mind. I'm highly satisfied with her work and recommended her to others.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
I worked with Deanne in her capacity as an attorney for the Ford U.A.W. plan in Lorain County, Ohio off and on for a period of approximately 20 plus years. Deanne was always prepared for her court hearings, courteous, and professional. She worked very hard to advocate for the rights of her clients. I highly recommend Deanne for all of your estate planning and probate services. Deanne
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Posted by Brenda | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former Deputy Clerk for Lorain County Probate Court, Elyria, OH
I worked with Deanne in my former job in Probate Court. She was always prepared and did an excellent job when she worked for UAW Legal Services. Since my husband was also an auto worker, we used her for services through UAW Legal Services. She did an excellent job doing estate planning for us. She also took over for another attorney when my husband was selling his mothers home. She also helped a friend of ours when his wife passed away to prepare new documents for him. She is an excellent attorney that goes to the limit for her clients. We miss her in Lorain County but wish her well in WI.
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Posted by Chris | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Ms. Robison prepared our estate planning documents, including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care documents. She has also prepared several deeds for us. My husband and I found her to be extremely competent and personable. She explained everything in easy to understand terms. She took a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. Great lawyer! We would not hesitate to use her again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Positive Consultation, BUT -
I met with Atty. Robison for my first consultation. I found her very emphatic and a good listener. a few days later, I left a message. No return call for her office. Now, every time I call her office I get a busy signal!?! Would I recommend her services? I don’t judge, just report, you decide.
Response from Deanne Robison October 6, 2022
Thank you for your kind words about our initial consultation. We thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We have a dedicated team to answer our phone calls at all times, so you should not be receiving a busy signal. Please double check the number you are calling. We would like to speak to you further about your experience and outstanding legal needs. Our office phone number is 1-414-207-6292 and is continuously monitored and answered. We look forward to speaking with you and thank you again for leaving us this feedback.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Collins Law Firm, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Offices of Deanne L. Robison, LLC
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Walny Legal Group, LLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Uaw Legal Service Plan
  • 1995 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Reid, Berry and Stanard
  • 1989 - 1995
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  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1990
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. Criminal Justice
  • 1987


  • Association of Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Closing the Estate
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Documenting Long-Term Care, Incapacity and End-of-Life Decisions
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Who is the Fiduciary?
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate from Start to Finish
  • Closing the estate
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Who is the Fiduciary?
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Documenting Long-Term Care, Incapacity and End-of-Life Decisions
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Deanne Robison since we were in law school together nearly 30 years ago. Deanne has always impressed me not only with her technical skills but also with her ability to network and develop personal relationships. She has a unique ability to see not only the legal issue before her but also identify the "real world" issues at hand and then develop practical solutions that address both the legal and real world side of a problem. Deanne is highly organized which enables her to provide very personalized counseling to her clients specific to their unique legal situation. I endorse Deanne wholeheartedly."
Probate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Deanne is an excellent attorney and advocate, who genuinely cares for her clients. She is a no-nonsense lawyer’s lawyer and did an excellent job probating my father’s estate. I have also known her for many years and wholeheartedly endorse her in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the chance to meet Deanne on multiple occasions, and she was able to assist me with a client matter. Her experience and wisdom in the areas of probate, guardianships, and estate planning separate her from other attorneys in her field. She is a great counselor for her clients and I endorse her without reservation."
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Wauwatosa Estate planning Lawyer Deanne L. Robison
Deanne L. Robison
Estate planning Attorney
Wauwatosa, WI
Licensed for 31 years