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Keith Robert Wessel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Madison, WI

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Keith

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Practice areas

I have more than 20 years' experience representing men and women in divorce and paternity cases. I represent my clients in all aspects of family law, including placement, custody, child support, maintenance/alimony, property division, prenuptial agreements, establishment of paternity, and legal separation. I have developed several spread sheets to help clients analyze their assets, liabilities, and income.


My background as a small-business owner makes me uniquely qualified to understand, analyze, and litigate or settle the complex financial issues that often arise in family law cases. For example,  I have considerable experience with difficult self-employment issues. My strong understanding of tax law helps my clients resolve issues of maintenance and child support. It is important to look beneath the surface of a party's tax return to determine the amount of income available for child support and maintenance.  I have successfully argued on appeal that depreciation deductions should be allowed prior to determining income available for support.  Conversely, some deductions that are allowed by the IRS for tax reduction purposes may not be allowable for determination of support.

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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent. Highly skilled and qualified. As the female in a very contentious divorce, I always felt cared for and protected through out the long ordeal. Highly Recommend Keith and his law firm.
Posted by Gary | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My only regret was not using Keith first. I had gone with another firm that had been recommended to me by a few different friends. After watching my original attorney sit silently as I was removed from my house, lost my kids, and had to pay the mortgage and ALL the bills, I knew I needed a new attorney. Enter Keith Wessel. Not only was he able to reverse the damage my original attorney had done, he was able to cut through the games and drama my ex wife's attorney had been using. He worked well with the Social Worker, the Court Commissioner, and Judge. He has the knowledge and experience to navigate any situation and is very personable and easy to work with through the difficult circumstance that is divorce. I trust him completely. Excellent communication and response to any questions I had. He is worth his rate and it was money well spent. I would not hesitate to recommend Keith to anyone. My experience with Keith Wessel can be described only as outstanding!
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Posted by Justin | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Patient and Knowledgeable
Keith was extremely helpful, I was working from Hawaii, and had a case in Wisconsin, over a 2 year period, and my move to wisconsin, we were able to negotiate to 50/50 placement. Though it was an extremely stressful situation, Keith was able to provide the legal support to give my daughter the chance to have equal time with both parents.
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Posted by Delfina | September 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Legal Representation
Attorney Wessel represented me in a divorce. Throughout the entire case, Attorney Wessel aggressively pursued a settlement for me that was fair. His office staff are professional, he is very knowledgeable, and has a great work ethic. Questions you may have are responded to in a timely manner, he is considerate of costs, and he is direct and honest. I highly recommend his services if you are in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Jacob | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, efficient, and professional.
We came in anxious about the summon we got, but Keith did a great job walking us through the process and prepping us for court. When we mentioned money was tight, he made sure to keep things brief and to the point, and did his absolute best to keep us out of court. We ended up spending a reasonable amount of money for a great defense with a competent lawyer, and we couldn't be more grateful. I don't know where we would be without his help.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Keith did a great job for me in a complicated custody case. After shopping around, one attorney recommended Keith because she thought he was great with complicated custody cases. I was most impressed with Keith’s ability to think outside the box and foster cooperation from the opposing attorney and GAL. He was able to get the other attorneys to support his recommendations every step of the way. As a result, I now have a great custody situation that is satisfying for my kids, ex-wife, and also myself.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart choice
By far one of the best experiences I have had with an attorney. He was knowledgeable and forthright. He listened to my concerns and addressed them. He was patient and compassionate for the situation.
Posted by Jake | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Professional
Keith Wessel is a very honest, personable, and knowledgeable attorney. He handled my family court matter with the utmost attention to detail and kept the best interests of my child a forefront throughout the process. I was a "newbie" in regards to family court proceedings and Keith was there to help me understand everything along the way, and was quick to answer any questions I might of had. I would highly recommend him and would definitely hire him again if the need arose.
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Posted by Nick | August 4, 2015
Fantastic Family Attorney
Attorney Wessel helped me through easily one of the hardest parts of my entire life. He was absolutely amazing. From understanding and patient with me to being my rock in court, he was just phenomenal. To be honest, I had met with one other attorney before I hired Keith. I had wanted to speak with at least a handful of different attorneys to get the feel of who I should go with because this was completely new to me and something that really came out of nowhere. As I said, Keith was the second attorney I met with and the last. From his professional experiences to his personal experiences and his grasp on everything related….I hired him right then and not once did I regret it. I would recommend Keith Wessel to anyone. Keith, thank you so much for being the rock I needed in the court room and for fighting as hard as you did for my daughter.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor experience
Do not recommend. Would not hire again. Poor experience. Underwhelmed throughout the case. Regret hiring this attorney
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc
  • 1995 - Present


  • University Of Wisconsin
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BS
  • 1986


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Keith
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Keith on an extremely complicated child custody jurisdictional issue. His level of commitment to our shared client was incredible to watch. He worked tirelessly coming up with innovative solutions to protect our client's rights and in the process demonstrated the right way to practice law. All attorney's should aspire to his level of grace."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I 100% endorse Keith. He is a highly knowledgeable and active member of the legal community. He is skilled at forcefully advocating for his client while remaining open to clear and tailored settlement possibilities."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Keith. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Atty Wessel because he cares. He cares in matters of his clients, and in matters of public policy. He will do a good job for you in whatever family matter you require him for. Why because he cares."
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Madison Divorce and separation Lawyer Keith Robert Wessel
Keith Robert Wessel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 28 years
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