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Emily Dudak Leiter

Estate planning Attorney at Madison, WI

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2005
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Emily is a persistent and compassionate advocate for our clients. She strives to be creative and pragmatic in her work on behalf of children and families. She has a special interest in helping immigrant children and LGBTQ families. She was the lead attorney in a 2014 appeal in Wisconsin about applying the marital presumption of parentage to married same-sex couples post-marriage equality. She represents children and families all over the world in immigration, adoption, and assisted reproduction matters.

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The Law Center, S.C.
433 W Washington Ave Suite 300
Madison, WI, 53703
The Law Center, S.C.
602 Pleasant Oak Dr.
Oregon, WI, 53575
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Attorney
  • The Law Center, S.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Extern to Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Extern to the Honorable Sarah Vance
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Louisiana
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Burasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Torres Vs. Seemeyer
  • Victory


  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board of the Children in Law Section
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA)
  • 2018
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
  • 2016


  • Wisconsin State Bar Book
  • Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin State Bar Book
  • Advising the Evolving Family, formerly “Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mid-Year AAAA Conference
  • “The Hague Treaty, Parentage, and Citizenship Issues with the State Department"
  • 2019
  • Annual AAAA Conference
  • “The Problem of U.S. Citizenship Law in International Surrogacy and ART: Is a Solution Coming?”
  • 2018
  • AAAA Webinar
  • "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: What Adoption and Family Law Attorneys Need to Know and How They Can Help."
  • 2014
  • AAAA Mid-Year conference
  • “International ARTs and Immigration: Time for a Treaty?”
  • 2013
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Madison Estate planning Lawyer Emily Dudak Leiter
Emily Dudak Leiter
Estate planning Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 18 years