4.5 stars 38 totalReview Jane Probst
Posted by Kim
We needed a lawyer in 2013 because our birth-mother was appealing her TPR of our adopted son to the State of Wisc. appeals court. Ms. Probst compassionately spoke with me, as well as thoroughly took the time to read through the case via court documents I brought to her office. I KNEW she had actually read the case when she brought up different things contained in the reports. She said she could handle the case, but felt as though we would be in better hands if we went to an appellate attorney vs. an experienced adoption attorney such as herself. She even gave me a recommendation. THAT was extremely impressive and I never forgot it.
Flash forward a year later, when due to many stressful times in our marriage, including almost losing our adoptive son, our marriage was disseminated and I had no other choice but to file for divorce. Who better than the honest, ethical and compassionate attorney who referred me to an appellate lawyer the year before to represent me, then Ms. Probst. It was our initial case that cemented the foundation of what type of an attorney I wanted to represent me.
From the moment I spoke to Ms. Probst, through tears, she was very caring. I told her I had tried every other option and as a last resort was filing for divorce, with the hopes my then husband would come to his senses and choose his family over another woman. Sadly, he never woke up from the fantasy life he chose and divorce was imminent. Over the next TWO years the case dragged on because of financial, as well as other issues, including a very unreasonable soon to be ex-husband. Yet Jane remained persistent and focused in achieving what I wanted from day one, to be named his survivor for his pension, due to the fact we have two young adopted children and I had irrevocably named him mine when I retired years earlier. Fortunately for my young children, ages 4 and 7, we were able to secure this without having to go to trial!
Jane is a tiny little spitfire who fights hard, yet is very fair and peacefully diplomatic with opposing counsel...one time I disagreed with what she told me regarding child custody as I wanted MORE time with my kids and it set me back, almost to my only getting 50/50 which would have devastated me. From that moment on, I ALWAYS deferred to her expertise and NEVER questioned it again.
Jane enlisted the aide of a financial mediator who was well versed in the City of Milwaukee's Police pension system who helped get us closer to a resolution. She was very tactful and innovative in creative suggestions for resolutions regarding our property division.
IF you are unfortunately someone that sadly has to take the path I had to and get divorced AND especially if you are someone who will have to consider dividing the City of Milwaukee's pension system, MS. PROBST is extremely well-versed in this area! IF you would like a further recommendation from me regarding Ms. Probst I have no problem with you giving your name and number to them and I would be happy to answer any of your questions from a clients perspective. ANYONE would be happy to have someone such as Ms. Probst represent them. She's ethical, has integrity of great character and responds quickly to emails/calls, fights hard and cares about you as her client, as well as your children who are also affected as a result of the divorce. I'm sorry you are having to even read this review, sadly I was you, but just know, Ms. Probst will do what is in the best interest of her client...while she is petite, do NOT let that sway you, dyn-no-mite comes in small packages :) !
Posted by Arthur
I have been working with Attorney Jane Probst as a client for over one year.
I have been extremely impressed by her knowledge of the legal system and her concern
for protecting her clients. She will indeed expertly argue for her clients best interest.
It is very important that clients inform her with accurate up to date information ,so Attorney Probst can do what she needs to do for your case. She always communicates with me in a timely manner.
She works on my case with amazing detail, to which I am grateful. Something to which I have not
yet to experience by other attorneys I have retained over the years, with the exception of one.
I would easily recommend Attorney Probst to any potential client.
Posted by Chris
Jane Probst is on another level, she is the lawyer you've been looking for! She worked diligently to fight for placement of my son when my ex was planning to move with him across the country with her felon boyfriend she only knew a few months. I actually found her on this exact website and after reading a review that called her a "pit bull", I knew she was the lawyer for me! After months of hearings, I won my case and I walked out of the court room with primary placement of my son. That is HUGE for a father in the State of Wisconsin. I couldn't have done it without her! I truly believe no other lawyer out there could have given me the results that she did. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Lori
I came to this law firm after working for a short time with a previous lawyer who wasn't filing paperwork on time, in the beginning it seemed so much better. Her law firm did get a custody study for our case which was a very good thing, but everything else was an incredibly expensive disapointment.
I worked with One of Probst's associates who although seemed nice was very incompetent in the courtroom, we had 2 humiliatingly bad losses in a row in which the opposing counsel completely dominated us. Not only was Probst's associate unprepared, but meek and afraid to speak up on my behalf IN COURT ROOM!
The 2nd of the embarrassing losses was a restraining order case I filed because of Jane Probst recommendation herself, she later scolded me telling me what an unwise decision it was because of the incredibly high burden of proof needed for a restraining order. WHAT? I was taking the advice of my law firm!
The first embarrassing loss was for withholding placement, my exhusband had been gone for 2 years, has a documented history of violence, and a woman in the house no one had met which the children claimed was hitting them..should have been easy to illustrate reasonable cause to withhold placement right? Nope, not only did we lose that hearing, but I was ordered to pay his attorney fees!
Ultimately what ended our relationship was an appeal I filed for the first hearing. I talked to and confirmed with the associate my plan to appeal both by email (documented) and by phone. 2 weeks passed before Probst even noticed, and then severed the relationship for "acting outside of counsel" and immediately gossiped to the opposing counsel the details of why they were no longer working for me. In fact, within hours I received a message from my ex husband taunting me about it; in her own pettiness and unprofessional behavior not only could she not take responsibility for her own firm's negligence, she actually gave my opposition fuel against me.
Probst ended up being completely unprofessional and unethical in the end, in fact during our last meeting the only part of our conversation she cared about was how much the opposing counsel might be making per hour. She also told me she was letting us go because it'd be impossible to win.
Probst cutting ties was the best thing that happened to our case because with a new lawyer we did win, in fact we got everything I asked for.
That associate by the way is no longer with the firm, I found out over the 2 months it took me to get a final statement from them.
Posted by Jared
I hired Jane on a very complex multi-jurisdiction child custody case. She did an amazing job! She got my case moved to the appropriate venue while simultaneously filing motions to get the ball rolling in the new jurisdiction. She is personable and understanding. She fought vigorously and efficiently. She got me everything I wanted and more. If you are looking for a family law attorney that knows every aspect of the system, Jane Probst is the clear choice!
Posted by Brenda
Jane and her team were able to get what was in the best interest for our son!!! She is very knowledgable about family law. I would recommend her and her team of attorneys to anyone!!
Posted by Krista
Jane has helped me tramendously throughout the years with getting what's best for my daughter. She is a very respected attorney in the court system, and has been an excellent voice for me. I have the most stubborn person to be against, and she makes everything so easy, even when we have challenges put up against us! Highly recommend her if you're looking for someone fierce, intellegent, and who will see what is best for your family!
Posted by Kerpal
Jane has represented me and my family for many years. She guided me through my tumultuous relationship with my ex. After that I referred both my brother and my sister to her who are both extremely satisfied with her representation.
Posted by Kim
I have the utmost respect for the professional treatment that I received from Probst Law Associates. Everything for my divorce was done in a timely manner. Conversations and preparations for my case were well planned. Don't hesitate to initiate a consult. Jane and her team are top notch. Thanks Jane and team for getting me through the toughest part of my life.
Posted by anonymous
Very client oriented, thorough and considerate of her client's financial limitations. My last attorney "took me for a ride" and produced horrific results. Jane was just the opposite. Excellent outcome and reasonable cost. I highly recommend her.