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Shane William Falk

Family Attorney at Fitchburg, WI

4.3   6 reviews

also known as Law Firm of Shane W. Falk

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I have extensive experience representing clients during difficult life events, such as serious personal injuries or divorce.  I am an empathetic and passionate attorney, having earned great respect from clients, opposing counsel, juries, and the courts.  Judges have stated that my legal skills are “outstanding” and that I am “detailed and meticulous.”  I put myself in my clients’ shoes, really learn and understand their feelings. 


Disputes in matters such as a divorce, child custody and placement, child support, maintenance, or property division can be stressful, as well as painful for clients.  My legal representation of clients often goes further than excellent legal advocacy in court settings and includes sound legal counsel for clients to assist them with navigating not only the legalities of a family law matter, but also the stress and pain that may accompany the dispute. 


In addition to general litigation matters, I have experience advising businesses and other organizations in their interactions with local and state government, as well as public officials, candidates, and political organizations navigating Wisconsin’s campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying regulations. I have also provided consulting services to candidates and political organizations regarding public policy issues and legislation.  Finally, I have direct experience with political campaigns and media relations.


I have had hearings or trials in nearly half of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, as well as federal district court.  My experience includes trials before judges and juries, and appellate work with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition,I have represented clients successfully before administrative agencies such as the U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development—Worker’s Compensation and Equal Rights Divisions, and the Wisconsin Department of Administration—Hearings and Appeals.  Finally, I served as staff counsel for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board where I was an active participant in the administration and enforcement of Wisconsin’s campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying laws, including direct advice to the regulated community.


Areas of Practice

Family Law, General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment and Labor Law, Wills and Probate, Administrative and Regulatory Law (Elections, Campaign Finance, Ethics, Lobbying, Public Records, Civil Rights)

Licensed for 26 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 03/05/2023

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

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Law Firm of Shane W. Falk
2960 Triverton Pike Drive, Suite 203
Fitchburg, WI, 53711


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Posted by Joia | July 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Shane Falk
Shane Falk was a highly valued attorney in my divorce. There were several complications in my almost 16 month long divorce proceedings. Through the process he kept me communication and was available for dozens of phone conferences when I needed clarification on the details of my case. I would recommend you consult with him on any family law issue.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
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Authentic and Skilled
Shane has a gift of seeing the bigger picture and advocating for greater wins in the long run. He genuinely wanted what was in my best interest regardless of his position in terms of generating an easy settlement or financial gain. He is one in a million.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2015
Shane's incredible attention to detail and compassion during my case made the ordeal so much less stressful. He is not only a sagacious lawyer but also understands people and is able to recognize where they are coming from and act skillfully and compassionately despite the often emotionally-charged environment of legal cases.
Posted by Debby | March 18, 2015
Out Standing
Shane is very helpful, knowledgeable about what I needed. Along with be friendly and made me feel at ease. I was very impressed with the whole process. Without Shane's knowledge and help I would of had no idea where to even begin.
Posted by Stacy | February 12, 2015
Criminal Representation
Shane saved me! I found myself in the middle of a nasty divorce and a domestic battery charge. At 47 years old this is the first time I had been in any trouble in my life. I never needed a lawyer before. He was caring and went beyond the call of duty several times for me. For example: The day I hired him to handle my case divorce and criminal, I was arrested. I was scared homeless and broke. He worked tirelessly, on his home time , calling my friends and family to get me out of jail so I didn't have to spend the night. I have certainly not been his easiest client. I did not always listen to his advice and have been very difficult at times. Shane has always been willing to answer all of my questions and reassure me that things are going to work out. I believe that I chose the right lawyer for me and I am telling all my friends and family about him and his firm. Even though my criminal case is over, Shane is still working tirelessly on my very complicated divorce. I am more than confident that I will again prevail in his hands.
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Posted by Bart | January 22, 2018
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Worst lawyer that I could have hired.
He did not fight for my daughter's best interest, he allowed the case to drag out and only did what the guardian ad litem and other lawyer wanted, after my Daughter was sexually assaulted and beaten many times did the court finally side with me, 6 months after the mom lost her rights she died of an overdose/ suicide. When I asked him if he could just present the documentation to the judge to protect my daughter he replied I can't do that I have to work with these other lawyers in other cases.????? How is that fighting?
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1996
  • Marquette University
  • B.A.
  • 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Fitchburg Family Lawyer Shane William Falk
Shane William Falk
Family Attorney
Fitchburg, WI
Licensed for 26 years
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