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Philip Zabkowicz Trampe

Divorce and separation Attorney at Racine, WI

4.8   96 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Philip

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Philip Z. Trampe is a partner and shareholder at our law firm. He was born and raised in Milwaukee, attended Muskego High School, and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Attorney Trampe focuses his practice on all areas of family law. He specializes in high income/asset divorces and cases involving child placement disputes. Attorney Trampe was chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year from 2012 through 2020, an honor bestowed on fewer than 2.5% of attorneys in Wisconsin. He has also been chosen by the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys: Top 10 Under 40. Outside of the workplace, Attorney Trampe enjoys spending time outside with his wife and three young children. He is an avid supporter of the Badgers, Packers, Bucks, and Brewers. Attorney Trampe joins our firm’s belief in the importance of giving back to the community through public service. He has volunteered for many events and organizations in Wisconsin, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, the SC Wave Soccer Club, Pharm to Tables, and the Ready Set Practice New Lawyers Mentoring Program.

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Location

Murphy Johnson & Trampe S.C.
913 Main St
Racine, WI, 53403-1524

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Posted by Jessica | February 14, 2024
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ATTY Trampe, go with him 1st
I was in a divorce case evolving into a more complex divorce case over time as more n more came out that was happening in my marriage behind my back, even when I anticipted a kosher/easy divorce than I had foreseen when I filed. I went to a well know atty that then began to put me on the defensive as his client, I had to prove to this 1st atty that I was not who my atty & ex, & ex’s atty was making me out to be. He seemed to be siding w my ex after a few months rather than giving me full support…it was “just take this, u already are getting enough and who cares that ur husband has had a girlfriend.”. Obviously onto atty #2, this was a flat fee for service….bad idea, it became “forget this and that, let’s just get done and finalized” but I felt strongly on issues I personally had and wanted to address in my case and that need attention by my atty and representation to fight for me. Both lawyers #1 & #2 were afraid of my ex’s lawyer and wanted to look “good” for her, who is/was the President of The Law/Bar Association of WI. So I began to search for atty # 3, which can sometimes look poor in the eyes of some judges (& atty’s), but I needed 100% support for me and my kids, a strong atty and one that help focus on and address my issues I cared about….. that were almost pushed to the way side by my 1st two atty’s. Plus, when calling around for my 3rd atty, I had to find one that was not afraid of my ex’s atty. Atty Philip Trampe’s team assured me he is the one to go w in Racine Co….he was originally referred to me by a Waukesha/Milwaukee co atty and swore that Trampe (represented Racine Co.) will side w me and also be open n honest enough to tell me what truly is fair during negotiations, and since it was a high emotion divorce, atty Trampe was able to me focused if I got off track or reeled me back in if my emotions flared up. I Highly recommend professional atty Philip trampe and his team! Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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Wonderful experience
My experience working with attorney Trampe was very positive and successful. Mr Trampe responded to my questions in a timely manner, really took time to pay attentions to the details of my case, and genuinely cared for the well-being of my family. Dealing with family matters is stressful and painful but attorney Trampe helped to make the process as smooth as possible. He did a great job of putting my anxiety to ease and help me stay focused on what is really important. I am very grateful for his experience and expertise. I highly recommend Attorney Trampe.
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Posted by Mollie | January 2, 2024
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Incredibly Professional and Knowledgeable
I retained Attorney Trampe because I wanted someone who could guide me through the divorce process and get results in my case, and he did not disappoint. He was very patient with me and did an excellent job of keeping my case on track and explaining things to me that I didn't understand. I especially appreciated that he and his team kept after my ex to sign paperwork and keep the process moving along. Overall, I was very satisfied with his service and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great divorce attorney.
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Posted by Jenn | November 21, 2023
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Highly Recommend
I hired Phil in my 2022 Racine County divorce and subsequent 2023 motions. I originally hired Phil after interviewing many other attorneys because of Phil’s ability to explain the process so that I understood the ramifications of each action/decision path. He listens to my needs and represents me in court authentically. Phil has pushed the court to address topics timely, so that my issues do not linger open unnecessarily. With his representation, I have requested and received fair judgment on my divorce decree, and motions regarding child support, variable expense payments, as well as substantial asset recovery. I highly recommend Phil Trampe.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2023
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Attorney Trampe Representation
Attorney Trampe is an extremely professional and dedicated attorney. From the initial consultation through the duration of the custody case, I felt Attorney Trampe truly listened to the facts and understood the difficult custody situation I found myself in. Attorney Trampe was superb in his explanations of the process and next steps. Although not a perfect legal outcome, the results were the best I could hope for considering the legal system and situation. Attorney Trampe was amazing making sure that the proper legal protections going forward were in place to prevent or at least provide actionable grounds in the event of future harassment and/or inappropriate behavior not beneficial to the well being of my child from the mother. I would highly recommend Attorney Trampe to any parent who is trying their best to ensure their child has the most healthy environment despite a contentious and toxic "co-parent". If future custody issues arise, I will definitely be seeking out Attorney Trampe's services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2023
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Great From the Start
Philip and team took care of everything from step 1 and kept me in the loop until the end, which was successful. Money well spent!
Posted by Elisabeth | May 27, 2023
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High-Conflict Divorce, Custody & Placement Case
Thank you to Philip and the rest of the staff at MJT Law. You have been an integral part of protecting me & my children. Philip worked tirelessly through my high-conflict divorce & custody/placement case. His insight & pragmatic approach helped solve many of the issues outside of the courtroom. Once in the courtroom, Philip’s knowledge of the law and technique to expose duplicity was flawless. To say it simply, Philip is an excellent attorney & a good man.
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Posted by Becky | May 11, 2023
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Calming Infulence
Phil was great during my 15 month divorce! I got anxious and pushy at times with how slow I thought it was going and he was very kind in telling me what my options were and keeping me on track. He helped me to get my calm back in the middle of frustration and make it to the end without losing my mind.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2023
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Attorney Trampe is absolutely amazing. This was far and away the worst time in my life and he was compassionate and fought to make sure everything was fair. An honest attorney who truly has your best interest at heart. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by Dan | April 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal performance from day 1
What impressed me from the first time we met and still holds true today is that Phil listened to me. He understood my concerns and knew how try prioritize my specific set of circumstances and led me down the path step by step. Going through a difficult process when children are involved is very stressful. However, Phil clearly explains the situation and lays out the options. He always seems to know what will happen before it happens and planned a strategy that protected my best interests. Furthermore, his calm demeanor during stressful moments is more comforting and reassuring than one can ever imagine. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Phil for his service. I can honestly say that there’s absolutely nobody else that I would want by my side guiding me through what could easily be described as the most difficult days of my life. Phil please keep up the good work. People need and appreciate your efforts!!
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Posted by Cherie | April 19, 2023
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Highly Recommend!
Mr. Trampe made a hard situation as easy as possible. He’s down to earth and is very timely on getting back to you.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2023
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Professional, Efficient, Effective & Direct - Highly Recommended
Attorney Phil Trampe is an excellent divorce attorney. He handled my case with professionalism and as efficiently as possible. He was sympathetic to my needs while keeping things on track. He would communicate & respond to emails even on the weekends. He was clear and to the point so we would get the best result possible. I have a restraining order in place and Phil made sure we had an officer with us any time we were at Court and had to deal with my ex-husband. If you need a divorce attorney, would recommend only dealing with Phil Trampe.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2022
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Attorney Trampe
I am most appreciative of the extra time and patience through my recent divorce process. I would recommend Attorney Trampe he was not only knowledgeable but kind and understanding. Attorney Trampe was professional and understood that the divorce process is not just a legal matter but an important part of a person’s journey. Thank you most appreciative that this difficult situation can be put to rest and looking forward to moving on from this.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2022
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Attorney Trampe navigated the difficult process of divorce as easy as he could. He was great at communicating, friendly, patient, professional and very thorough.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2022
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Could not be happier with Phil
Phil was my attorney for my divorce which included a custody battle over our four children. I could not be happier with the job that Phil did in and out of the court room. Worth every single penny! My ex went with an attorney who was much cheaper but he definitely got what he paid for! When it comes to attorneys, you do not want to skimp! It is absolutely no surprise to me that Phil has the high rating that he does. He is smart, competent, well-spoken and extremely prepared. I would use him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2022
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5 Stars
Attorney Trampe handled my case and fought with expertise and concern for my child every step of the way. The court ruled against the recommendations of both a Guardian Ad Litem and Family Court worker and in favor of Attorney Trampe’s position of our case. I am very grateful for his knowledge and dedication to his profession as I feel it kept my child safe. I was looped in the entire time and felt I had access to the Attorney Trampe and his team as needed. Everything related to my case was handled professionally, with empathy, strength and guidance. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Micaela | March 15, 2022
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Highly recommend.
I literally have nothing but positive things to say. Attny Trampe is extremely reliable, strategic, excellent with time management and really listens to his clients concerns. He puts his clients first and also prioritizes time and money, which is always appreciated. 100% would hire to represent me again in the future if needed.
Posted by Catherine | February 18, 2022
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Philip Trampe, Family Lawyer
Phil was amazing for my custody battle. He was fair, and really has the experience and knowledge for his specialty. He was very reassuring, and made sure that I completely understood every detail every step of the way. I felt comfortable working with Phil.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2022
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Will recommend!
Phil represented me for my divorce, and I am very happy I found him. He was easy to speak with, explained everything in detail, and was always available when I had questions. My anxiety was high throughout the entire process, but having Phil and his team on my side made it easier to deal with. My ex hired a lawyer that has a reputation of being overly aggressive, and Phil was able to handle anything they threw at us. I would 10/10 recommend Phil to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
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Highly recommended divorce attorney
Phil and his team were extremely helpful as I contemplated and then initiated divorce proceedings. He thoroughly explained the divorce process and set realistic expectations for how long it would take depending on various scenarios. I highly recommend that you contact Phil if you are looking for a divorce attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Murphy Johnson & Trampe S.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Murphy & Johnson S.C.
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Pharm to Tables
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ready Set Practice New Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Mentor
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Philip. He is a very talented lawyer with a great personality to match. His knowledge and experience make him a very trustworthy attorney. He is a pleasure to work with while on opposite sides of legal matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Phil works hard for his clients and presents his client's positions in a persuasive manner. He is an honest attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I enjoy handling cases with Phil on the other side because I know I can expect honest, prompt communications. I would recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Atty. Trampe is an excellent attorney. He's honest, ethical, precise, thorough, and a real pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Trampe is a zealous advocate very well informed attorney. I refer family law cases to him and those clients report achieving excellent results. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil has earned my trust in all areas of family law after referring several clients to him and receiving nothing but praise. Phil takes a personal interest in your case, and he thoroughly checks every detail and exhausts every avenue on your behalf."
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Racine Divorce and separation Lawyer Philip Zabkowicz Trampe
Philip Zabkowicz Trampe
Divorce and separation Attorney
Racine, WI
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation