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Teri M. Nelson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wauwatosa, WI

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Teri

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I have a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. I believe that every client deserves my time in terms of individual attention and my experience so that they have the best representation possible to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their life. I have a strong commitment to excellent personal service to my clients and believe my clients appreciate my quick and truthful responses to their questions and concerns.

 

No one wants an expensive, difficult or time-consuming divorce experience. Therefore, I am committed to giving my clients a quick, civilized and fair resolution to their family law matter. To do that, I provide my clients with an accurate picture of what to expect, what the personal and financial costs are likely to be, and what their legal options are. I strongly believe that providing clients with realistic information empowers them to make good legal decisions for themselves. However, if a resolution cannot be accomplished, I have over 20 years of family law experience and I am known as a tough and competent litigator with excellent results in the courtroom.

 

Location

Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC
formerly Nelson & Davis, LLC
2675 N Mayfair Rd., Ste 610
Wauwatosa, WI, 53226-1305

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Reviews

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Posted by Bob | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just the Best!
Atty. Terri Nelson handled my Divorce and the end results were outstanding. Atty. Nelson is experienced, down to earth, and the consummate professional. I was so relaxed after leaving her office after my initial consultation and knew I would be well represented. Teri even returned my e-mails on her days off and always had my back! Her staff is also outstanding and always on their game. Thank you Teri!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2014
A Great Caring Attorney
Teri and her team were a God send during a long and difficult time. She was understanding. She listened to me and my emotions and responded quickly. She is very honest about the process and what to expect. She was with me every step of the way always giving me advice and explaining the options. I would recommend Teri and her team to anyone seeking a divorce attorney. Our custody issues could not have been in better hands as well. She is simply the best! " It is what it is" is one of Teri's phrases and I would add my favorite "it is what Teri said it is".
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Posted by Ed | May 16, 2012
Excellent Divorce Lawyer
Teri is an excellent attorney. She handled my divorce in a very professional Way. She and her assistant are extremely responsive and kept me informed during the whole process. The best part about Teri is that she listens. She gives great advise, but lets you be involved in your divorce and is a partner in the process. In my divorce, I had some special issues to deal with, and she gave great advice. When I decided to to go in a direction she was not 100% bought into, she explained her opinion but then did what I asked. I could not have asked for a better partner in the process. I highly recommend her as a divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2012
Excellent, Well-Respected, Extremely Knowledgeable, Responsive...
Teri is an intelligent, experienced, detail-oriented attorney who genuinely cares about my situation and has been very supportive throughout the process. Teri knows what matters to the court and got me excellent results that exceeded expectations. I can’t imagine using any other attorney for my divorce in 2001 and subsequent child custody issues. She has a good relationship with the judges and clerks at the courthouse. Her staff is excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law. I would highly recommend Teri to anyone in need of a family law attorney. She's great and I'm lucky to have her for my lawyer! Thank you!
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Posted by Amy | April 15, 2012
An honest, smart and efficient lawyer.
Teri Nelson is an honest, smart and efficient lawyer. Her experience and knowledge showed in the courtroom. Each time we went to court I knew what to expect and Teri helped keep my emotions in check. My divorce process included a lot of negotiation. Teri presented me with options that we thoroughly discussed. She was honest in assessing my situation and its expected outcome. I am confident in every decision I made. Teri quickly returned my emails and phone calls. The entire time I felt like her top priority. I am blessed to have Teri guide me through an extremely stressful time in my life. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2012
Outstanding Support During a Very Difficult Time
Teri Nelson was a consummate professional throughout my divorce. In the midst of all the emotion surrounding the divorce, she always took my concerns seriously. Teri gave me the legal perspective on my worries and her advice was consistently sound. Teri was thorough with her research and incredibly responsive to my many questions about the process. Teri's trustworthiness was evidenced through her astute attention to detail and her high level of integrity. Teri always did what she said she was going to do. I would highly recommend Teri to any of my friends faced with the very difficult decision to divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Teri Nelson was my divorce attorney.
I sat down and met with her prior to hiring her. She listened and took notes and made a promise that I had a solid, easy case. Initially she came across and empathetic and trustful, which shortly changed. My ex-husband almost emptied out a very large settlement I was awarded due to an accident. I paid the retainer fee and after that, she completely Changed. First, I no longer felt like she was representing me. My ex had a more experienced lawyer, and everything she told me we could do and she presented to the opposing lawyer, she would come back and say the lawyer would decline and present something else and Teri would always say she couldn't do better and we should accept. I always left feeling alone and defeated and in tears. She charged me for every little email, voicemail, discussion, her having to talk with the other attorney or any other discussions, etc. My bill came to roughly $20,000!!! My ex only got billed around $6,000! PLEASE, be careful. I wish I would've paid to break the retainer fee and hired a more experienced and dedicated attorney. Probably the biggest regret I have made.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nelson, Krueger & Millenbach, LLC
  • 1993 - Present
  • Associate
  • Phillips, Donahue & Cymerman
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Law
  • 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re the Marriage of McLaren
  • The court ruled that the payment of daycare is a deviation from child support and must be pursuant to the statutory factors. The court also found that student loans are a marital debt that can be allocated at the time of the divorce jugdment.

Associations

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • Family Law Bench-Bar Committee
  • Elected Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Family Law Firm in Milwaukee
  • WISN A-List
  • 2014
  • Milwaukee's Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Milwaukee's Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Best Family Law Firm in Milwaukee
  • WISN A-List
  • 2013
  • Milwaukee's Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Best Family Law Firm in Milwaukee
  • WISN A-List
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2002
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 17th Annual Family Law Workshop
  • What Family Lawyers Need to Know About CHIPS/JIPS Cases
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (18)
Endorse Teri
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Teri and I are opposing counsel on a matter that required briefing of a jurisdictional issue. Teri is very knowledgeable and a terrific advocate for her client, and I enjoyed briefing the issues with her. She is very professional and well-respected. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and all the work she does to get the best results for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"Hardworking and determined. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Teri over the years and have always found her to be a relentless advocate for her clients and at the same time, reasonable to work with. I am always thrilled when I find out Teri is on the other side of a case because I know I will have an extremely competent, knowledgeable and responsible colleague on the other side of the matter, working for a good result. I have enthusiastically referred people to Teri and will continue to do so."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. While I have not had the opportunity to work with Atty. Nelson, I have admired her reasoned contributions on Avvo, as well as many matters in which she has been in involved that I have reviewed. She is professional, learned and well versed on the nuances of family law, and exceptionally so to be a unique advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Teri is an intelligent and experienced family law attorney. She works tirelessly on her cases to obtain the best results possible for her clients. She is well-respected in the community for her knowledge of the law and zealous advocacy of her clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Teri for many years. She's honest and fights for her clients. She's a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Like Attorney Nelson, I too am a family law practitioner and user of AVVO. I have seen numerous questions answered by Teri and found them to be legally sound and responsive. If I knew someone down in her region that was looking for a divorce lawyer, I would recommend Terri."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nelson provides high-quality answers on Avvo, evidencing a thorough understanding of Family Law."
Family Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. From his impressive answers on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have great respect for Teri, as a person and as an attorney. She is a formidable advocate who utilizes her knowledge and experience to help clients reach reasoned solutions, often without the need for court involvement. I know that I have to bring my "A game" when Teri is on the other side of a case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Attorney Nelson is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and one of the finest Divorce and Family Law attorneys in her state. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nelson knows the law and more important, how to properly apply it. You can't go wrong with her advise."
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