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Rebecca Millenbach

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wauwatosa, WI

4.3   12 reviews

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Named to The Best Lawyers in America in 2015‑2019, Wisconsin Rising Stars 2013‑2015, and Super Lawyers 2016‑2019; past president of the Leander Foley Matrimonial Inn of Court; fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer; and fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, attorney Rebecca Millenbach’s resume speaks for itself. In practice since 2001, Rebecca has focused her talents exclusively on family law since 2005. Rebecca has acquired the unique ability to delicately navigate the difficult and emotional matters imminent in every case and find solutions for her clients from her knowledge of the law, empathy and understanding. Her passion for protecting her clients is obvious by her strong courtroom presence which produces results when parties cannot settle issues.

Licensed for 21 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/05/2022

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

Contact Rebecca

Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach
2675 N Mayfair Road #610
Suite 610
Wauwatosa, WI, 53226

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Phil | October 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Interstate divorce jurisdiction issue
I had a case come up early this year where my wife decided to move from our home in here in WV up to Wisconsin, and then began divorce proceedings against me up there. Very stressful 6 months for me, but once I connected with Rebecca she helped me manage the whole process, kept me well informed, and kept my stress level to a minimum. I have worked with quite a few attorneys over the years, and I am not exaggerating when I say that in terms of work ethic, responsiveness, and attitude, Rebecca is absolutely the best of all of them! She almost makes me want to move to Wisconsin, just in case I have more legal issues that require an attorney. Well... emphasis on "almost". :) In all seriousness, I have never, ever seen an attorney that quick to respond to emails, voicemails, questions, etc... she really made me feel like my case was a priority to her, and her counsel was worth every dollar I paid. I wouldn't even think twice to hire her again... done deal. I recommend Rebecca 150% to anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by Lisa | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Modification..5 Star all the Way!! Highly recommended trusted attorney
My husband and I hired Rebecca Millenbach to represent us in a rather unpleasant child custody case with my husband’s ex-wife concerning custody of both their boys. My husband and I had to relocate to Surprise, Arizona due to a better job opportunity for myself and my husband injured lower back. Let’s face it nobody wants to revisit a child custody case, especially one when one parent had to move out of the state of Wisconsin. It was a very stressful two year process, and we are so very thankful for Rebecca! There were many trips back and forth from Arizona to Wisconsin. Rebecca made our trips easier by keeping us well informed, calmed us down throughout the whole process, she was always honest, and straight with her answers, I liked that about her! There were many changes to the child custody case that Rebecca had to modify within those two years as well, remember this case wasn’t the easiest one. We had to have a Guardian at Liam appointed, needed a Psychologist review, went to trial. Then more changes to the child custody case the oldest son wanted to stay in Wisconsin with the mom, and the younger son wanted to live with us in AZ, which made the case more difficult, on top of the additional stress from the ex to continue try dragging the case on. Kids are rarely split up! But Rebecca worked diligently on every single bit of evidence, both ours and theirs. Rebecca worked hard to make sure she did all her research to ensure we had the best representation for our very involved case. Rebecca took every angle and was clearly one step ahead of the other attorney’s. Needless to say it was the best decision in the world to hire her! She won our case hands down! We received custody of our younger son. We were so very happy with her and how hard she worked for us. Rebecca is very easy to communicate with on all levels. Rebecca has a drive/compassion to do what is best for her clients. I highly recommend you to hire her today if you need a good lawyer on your side! You will not regret it! She is the BEST! And we owe everything to her.
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Posted by Janet | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
clarification of divorce, child support, and all financial matters involved with the divorce.
My husband and I hired Rebecca Millenbach to represent us in a rather unpleasant case brought on from my husbands ex-wife concerning all the financial matters containing to their divorce settlement from many years ago. It was a very stressful several months, and we are so very thankful for Rebecca! She was very informative, and calmed us down throughout the whole process. Let's face it, no one wants to revisit an old divorce again! But through it all Rebecca worked diligently on every single bit of evidence, both ours and theirs, the divorce contract implications and meanings, all the laws in the state that had any direct influence on our case, etc..,etc.. Too much to mention. Rebecca worked overtime to make sure she did all her research to ensure we had the best representation for our very involved case. Needless to say it was the best decision in the world to hire her! She won our case hands down! We were so very happy with her and how hard she worked for us. Rebecca is very easy to communicate with on all levels. She makes lawyers look good. We are so very happy with her work ethic, and her drive to do the very best for her clients. Hire her today if you need a good lawyer on your side! You will not regret it!
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Posted by Linda | August 5, 2015
great attorney
During a very stressful time, Rebecca took the time to explain things to me and helped me look at the pros and cons of each decision we needed to make for the divorce. She was willing to fight when necessary but yet had great people skills, was professional and had a great work ethic. She emailed me back on weekends and even when she was on vacation. Rebecca was looking out for my best interests and I am glad I had her expertise and experience guiding us.
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Posted by Shawn | June 10, 2015
Very Efficient and Professional
My experience with Rebecca was excellent in what going through a divorce is not. She was very well organized, trust-worthy, and extremely reliable. She walked me through the pros and cons of every decision that had to be made. She has exemplary work attitude, profound knowledge and prestigious professionalism that she displayed throughout my case. She treated me more like family than a client. I highly recommend her, and personally would not consider anyone else.
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Posted by Nikki | June 9, 2015
Highly recommended!!
I hired Rebecca for my divorce/custody and other domestic matters. She was always real with me and went above and beyond to make sure things were done right. She fought a very hard, emotional battle for both myself and my daughter. I will be ever so grateful for everything she did for us.
Posted by Mary Lou | August 27, 2013
When considering a divorce....
Divorce is never pleasant, but Rebecca made the entire process as painless as possible. She was avaialbe for every question or concern, and suggested options that I had not considered. I highly recommend using her services.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2013
Highly recommend
The overall experience working with Attorney Millenbach far exceeded a 5 star, excellent rating. She and her staff were personable, knowledgeable and always kept me well informed with great advice. I highly recommend Attorney Millenbach. She is top-notch!
Posted by L.R & A.R. | May 30, 2012
The Best
Rebecca is the best you can find and has never steered us wrong. You can hire her and trust that the job will get done and that the value is an A+. We have used her multiple times in the past and feel very comfortable. When you are dealing with the issues with your child, put your trust in Rebecca and Becky.
Posted by Sejal | May 29, 2012
Great Lawyer turned friend!
When I was doing my search to find a lawyer that would represent me I was looking for certain criteria such as straightforwardness, ability to work on a very complicated case, ability to successfully negotiate, ability to listen, ability to give sufficient time to my case, and most importantly, someone who would help me achieve my main goals. When other attorneys that I had contacted heard about my complicated case, they gave me Attorney Millenbach’s name and assured me that she was someone who really cares and fights for their client. It is not every day that one attorney recommends another attorney instead of taking the case themselves. I chose very wisely when I chose Attorney Millenbach to represent me. She not only meets all of the criteria I have listed, but I have found a caring and compassionate friend who listens. Especially when someone is going through a messy divorce with children involved, it is very important to find someone who can relate as a mother to the cases she fights and thinks about the best interest of the child. My divorce finalized about 6 months ago and I still get emails from her asking how my daughter is doing. This small gesture of kindness is very much appreciated and sums up what Attorney Millenbach is all about. Her intelligence, her kindness and sincerity with her tenacity make her one hell of a lawyer that I would recommend to anyone.  I also would like to mention one more thing, the office staff of Nelson & Davis, LLC is very responsive and caring as well—especially Becky Eggleston, Legal Assistant to Attorney Millenbach. She made the most trying time of my life a little better by cheering me up with her kind words and encouragement.
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Posted by A. | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Modification
I needed to move out of state for work and hired Rebecca following a consultation with her where she assured me we had a very good case for custody modification. The timeline was short, so Rebecca had us do most of the legwork gathering third party professional testimony on behalf of our children. During the initial hearing, Rebecca recommended a GAL appointment so the judge could “rubber stamp” that recommendation. Besides offending the judge, you better pray you’re appointed a reasonable GAL. I was unprepared for the meeting with the GAL, as I had been unable to get in touch with Rebecca ad decisions were being made. As the trial approached, she went on vacation. I was called to the stand stand and cross examined by my ex husbands attorney (who was ok re litigating my divorce) without a single objection by Rebecca. Meanwhile, CPS records were ruled heresy, and witnesses to abuse were discounted again without objection from Rebecca. I lost my case and when the Bill came for a single day in court Rebecca was surprised as she stated she had assumed my parents were paying the Bill. Please do not fall for the slick sales job. She cost my children a year of unnecessary abuse.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2015
Might be good to fight a traffic ticket but not for you and your family
Did nothing to advise me. Poor communication, did not read or respond to emails frequently (but billed for them). Did not listen to me or work towards what I wanted. Left on vacation without informing me. I received more "advice" from her assistant. When you call the firm your call is screened and she (and her assistant) are always "on another call" and not available to speak to you. I regret hiring this attorney and feel that all she cared about was billing, billing, billing--she basically stole thousands of dollars from me for no legal advise or help. BEWARE--NOT RECOMMENDED
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Griffith University Brisbane Australia
  • Study Abroad
  • 1996

Associations

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Secretary, Board of Governors, Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Leander Foley American Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Women
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Best Family Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Family Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Section of Wisconsin State Bar
  • Corporate Sponsorship Payments and Their Effect on Tax-Exempt Organizations, Tax Update Newsletter, Tax Litigation
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Wisconsin Style - Madison
  • TCJA One Year Out
  • 2019
  • Divorce Wisconsin Style
  • Maintenance Modification
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Rebecca
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rebecca is an absolute professional. She is an extremely skilled litigator. Rebecca resolves cases quickly with excellent knowledge of the law and strong advocacy. I highly recommend Rebecca!"
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rebecca is a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients in family law matters. She has tremendous respect from her colleagues, clients and court officials in the communities in which she practices. I highly recommend and endorse this skilled attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rebecca is a strong advocate for her clients and is personally great to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Rebecca. She is an excellent lawyer. She is tough, but fair. She understands the law and is a skilled litigator. I strongly recommend Rebecca to anyone looking for a divorce lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known Attorney Millenbach for a number of years. She is an up and coming rising star. She is very smart and impassioned as an attorney. I would highly recommend for anyone getting a divorce."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is an excellent attorney who really knows the law and how to use it to help her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known and worked with Attorney Millenbach for over six years. Her dedication and commitment to her clients is unmatched. Attorney Millenbach's experience and legal knowledge in the field of family law and divorce is a valuable asset to any potential client. I, in fact, have personally referred my own friends and family to Attorney Millenbach for family law matters. Attorney Millenbach holds the repect of her colleagues, court staff, commissioners and judges. Her ability to balance agressive litigation with creative negotiation skills is a benefit to her clients. I strongly endorse Attorney Millenbach for any client seeking thoughtful, cooperative and experienced family law representation."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Millenbach is an outstanding Family Law/ Divorce Attorney. She has is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and is a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Millenbach is a passionate and highly intelligent attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Millenbach has worked for me for a number of years. She is a dedicated professional who is excellent at her job. She is a strong advocate for her clients, concentrating on settlement and negotiation for the best possible resolution. However, if she is unable to resolve her cases, her attention to detail and courtroom skills lead to excellent results for her clients. I highly recommend her for any family law client."
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Wauwatosa Divorce and separation Lawyer Rebecca Millenbach
Rebecca Millenbach
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wauwatosa, WI
Licensed for 21 years