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John Louderman received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the
University of Wisconsin, in 1970.  He received his law degree from the
University of Wisconsin in 1975 and has been engaged in the practice of
law since that time concentrating solely in family law issues for the
last fifteen years.  Prior to that time, he had extensive experience in
criminal law and related issues.

Over his more than thirty years of family law practice John has
represented thousands of clients in divorce actions, paternity cases,
custody and placement disputes, child support/maintenance/family support
issues, juvenile cases, adoptions and termination of parental rights
cases and other family law issues. Further John has been appointed by
the Courts as the guardian ad litem, a court-appointed lawyer that
represents the best interests of minor children in family law cases, in
hundreds of cases.  He has also been the mediator or arbitrator in
hundreds of cases.  This experience is invaluable for an attorney
representing your best interests through a family law issue.

John practices primarily in Dane County, Wisconsin, with his office
located in Madison, Wisconsin, and he has practiced extensively in Rock,
Green, Iowa, Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson, Dodge, Lafayette and Walworth
counties. This means John is very familiar with the Judges, Court
Commissioners and the other court personnel that will be involved in a
family law matter.

John has also provided mediation and arbitration services for
individuals and families in hundreds of cases. Depending on the
circumstances mediation can be a more appropriate approach to the issues
at hand saving clients time and cost.

John routinely drafts and amends Wills for clients that are going through the divorce process.

In addition to his experience, John has another valuable resource
available to him.  His wife was the chairperson of the special education
department at West High School in Madison for 23 years, during which
she brought the department from one teacher to the largest department in
the school.  She taught emotionally disturbed children for thirty-two
years until she retired.  She taught and was the case manager for
hundreds of children, including at-risk children.  As a result, she
provides a wealth of knowledge to John whenever questions arise about
children, their issues and the programs that are available to assist


Practice areas


  1. Family: 95%
    35 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 3%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 2%
    35 years, 1.5 thousand cases

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Contact info

131 W Wilson # M100
Madison, WI, 53703-3258


WIGood Standing197503/16/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in WI, 1999


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1975