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Jean K. Lynch

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lake Mills, WI

4.4   7 reviews

About Jean

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Jean Capriotti is founder of Capriotti Law LLC and is a family law practitioner in Madison, Wisconsin. She handles complex divorce and other family law matters.  Jean also proudly serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem for Dane and Columbia Counties. Jean is a member of the Dane County and Wisconsin State Bar.

In 1996, Jean received her B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University. She worked as a journalist and marketing coordinator before returning to East Lansing in 2003 to study law at Michigan State.  She received her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University in 2006. While in law school, she was member of the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board.  Jean has passed the bar in two states Michigan 2006 and Wisconsin 2008.

After law school, Jean worked as an associate for a small firm in Central Michigan. Jean opened her own practice within one year. She relocated to Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and in 2009 where Jean started her current practice.

Jean strives to minimize conflict and help clients amicably settle each case without dragging it out. While her goal is to help clients reach an agreement with the opposing party, she remains prepared to zealously advocate and go to trial on each of her client’s behalf if necessary.

Licensed for 16 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/08/2022
State MI
Status Not authorized to practice-Administrative
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Jean

Lynch Legal Solutions, LLC
110 E. Lake Street
Suite 2
Lake Mills, WI, 53551

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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Jean helped me with some post divorce work. She helped me collect the reduced maintenance payments a previous lawyer had bullied me into accepting. She knew exactly what needed to be done to collect the debt from my uncooperative ex. I do not have a law degree so I am grateful Jean was there to clarify and educate me and fight for my rights.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2011
Beckon of Hope and Voice of Reason Excellent Attorney
Jean represented me in a most complicated matter ranging from child custody, property division, post judgement modification and business dissolution. During which time I was also being sued for an auto accident in another state. Jean balanced my legal issues and has uncanny foresight to see events before they unfolded and prepared and navigated me through what seems to be an unending vast array of legal messes. Even when I was at my worst, both mentally and physically drained, Jean was diligient in her quest to protect my interests and get me through it all. As all excellent attorneys are expected to do she tackled all of my legal issues as if they were her own and helped restore my life and protect me from financial ruin. If you have a complicated divorce followed by post judgment modification, child custody, unaddressed property division, and business dissolution all while being sued or any family matter less complicated requiring legal remedy I highly recommend Jean. This endorsement will never be enough to repay her, but its the least I can do so that others in need of a excellent attorney will have the same protection in perhaps the most trying time of thier lives.
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Posted by Wayne | January 19, 2011
Thanks for finishing the job
My Divorce took a long time, every step of the way was a battle with my EX and her Attorney. To say they were difficult to deal with is an understatement. Jean agreed to jump into my mess in the middle of the game as I decided to seek different representation and thus hired Jean…..she was able to quickly comprehend my Agreement of Legal Separation, what the outstanding issues and battles where (and there where many) and bring everything to a positive conclusion including converting my Legal Separation to a Divorce. She provided sound legal advice and was not afraid to fight for my rights and for what I wanted. I am grateful she was willing to take over my battle in middle of it as I believe most others would have declined to get involved under those circumstances.
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Posted by Ben | January 13, 2011
Good Lawyer
Well lets start by saying my ex had made my divorce HELL!! Jean had no problems what so ever in handling my divorce. Jean always kept me informed of what was going on, explained everything because I had no idea what was going on or what to do. Jean is a wonderful person, she had even gone on maturnaty leave for ONE week and was back working on my case. Jean Capriotti wil NOT let you down.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2011
Thank you Jean!
Jean is taking very good care of me. My almost ex is doing everything he can to stall the divorce so it is not final. I trust that she is making the best recommendations to me so that our divorce will be fair on both sides. Jean returns my calls and emails right away. I would not have been able to handle this without her. Her billing practice is quite fair and even found her to be most cost affective than a couple other lawyers I interviewed before hiring Jean. Hopefully none of my family or close friend will be in this situation but if they are I will definitely give them Jean's name and number.
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Posted by Jessica | September 22, 2010
Excellent Work!!!
My experience with Jean was WONDERFUL.My divorce was very complicated and I had hardly any money. My ex did not want to give me a divorce but he wanted to take everything I had and worst of all he was trying to take my dog that he would beat. I was desperate then i found Jean and met with her. She assured me everything would be fine. Then she set a rate I could afford with a payment plan and got to work. She really did turn everything around for me and I ended up getting exactly what I needed and wanted. My ex even tried to come after me afterwards with demands and she shut him right down right away for me at no charge. Jean was VERY professional, knowledgeable, responsive, detail orientated, understanding, fair, hard working, organized, and VERY protective of her client. Jean is a wonderful and goodhearted attorney that I would recommend all day to everyone and anyone that needs any kind of legal help. I definately feel that my divorce would not have went at all in my favor without her. THANK YOU SO... MUCH JEAN! (BTW Jean would NEVER EVER double charge anyone. the person that left her the other review is LYING FOR REAL!)
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fighting for my kids after seeking simple modification of parenting plan
I hired Jean to modify an existing out of state parenting plan. I informed her that several years ago a different attorney said it was impossible to modify until jurisdiction was changed. Jean assured me that modifications could be made from Wisconsin. Our hearing was scheduled via Zoom-The morning of court, i arrived at her office and she was not there. After contacting her on the phone she informed me she was out of the area and unable to get back to her office before the scheduled time and she thought we were going to attend from separate locations. The only arrangement we had ever made was to meet at her office for the hearing. Thankfully i live only 20 miles from her office and was able to speed home with about 2 minutes to spare. I frantically signed into the zoom hearing, and we were all waiting for Jean to trouble shoot her phone/computer to connect to the hearing. The judge was frustrated and irritated- making it very clear that this should have never been filed with the court as Wisconsin has no jurisdiction in the case. Not only was the motion thrown out, i was ordered to pay my ex-husbands portion of attorney fees. Filing this motion upset him ( i made it very clear to jean that he is extremely difficult/abusive/uncooperative with everything) He has now filed several motions against me. He is now fighting for custody of our children, suing me for expenses he claims i owe him and seeking to modify the parenting plan to have more control over our kids and myself. It is nearly impossible to find an attorney in North Dakota so i am scrambling to find representation. After paying a $1500 retainer for Jean (and whatever the remaining balance is that i have yet seen an invoice) $1800 in attorney fees of my ex. I retained an attorney today charging $395/hr and a $10,000 retainer fee with the expectation that this new case will be lengthy and very expensive. All i wanted was minor changes made to my parenting plan, so my ex-husband stops threatening me and charging me thousands of dollars for every visitation. If i had been told there was a chance the court might not grant my request, i NEVER would have filed anything because i know my ex-husband will make me pay for it. Not only was my motion denied, but there was never any case because of jurisdiction. As a result of Jeans improper advice and lack of knowledge regarding out of state modifications, i have upset my ex and he will "make me pay for it." I will be paying an unbelievable amount of money and expecting a long custody battle to keep my kids. After my initial consultation with Jean i was so relieved to hear that our high conflict and stressful relationship would end- she made me believe it would be so simple. My future looks completely different now knowing i will spend more money than i can afford and spend possibly years dealing with the legal system.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Henry & Lynch, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • Capriotti Law Office
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Paula Fisher, Attorney at Law
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • James E. Doyle American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Family Law Attorney of the Year
  • Madison Round Table
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Considerations for Starting a Law Practice
  • How to be a successful solo while still being an involved parent
  • 2016
  • BNI Weekly Networking
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2011
  • Madison Round Table
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean is an excellent and knowledgeable advocate for her clients. She has great skill in bringing each case to a fair conclusion. She is also able to reach creative solutions when the case requires it, which is a great benefit to her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Capriotti immediately impressed me with her passion for the law and the seriousness with which she looks after her clients' interests. Not only do I gladly endorse this lawyer, but I would happily refer any of my clients to her if they needed a family law practitioner."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean is very knowledgeable and aggressive. She fights tirelessly for her clients' rights. I have recommended her in the past and will continue to do so without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I have only known Ms. Capriotti for approximately 9 months, all of our exchanges have been professional, yet personable. Ms. Capriotti feels a personal connection to all of her clients and she works diligently, effectively, and efficiently on their behalf. Ms. Capriotti is respectful to everyone she encounters and has a quiet strength that is critical to a successful family law practice. As a solo practitioner, Ms. Capriotti finds herself responsible for all areas of her practice, and is well able to handle the office management as well as the legal analysis/argument aspects of the practice with equal skill and grace. I would highly recommend this Ms. Capriotti to any potential client who is interested in a personable and enthusiastic attorney."
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Lake Mills Divorce and separation Lawyer Jean K. Lynch
Jean K. Lynch
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lake Mills, WI
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation