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Mark F. Borns

About me

I have been practicing in the area of family and divorce law for over 30 years.  There is one other lawyer in my office and a paralegal.  I have been working with the paralegal for over 25 years.    We almost always respond to all calls or e-mails within 24 hours.  Our number 1 goal is to work out fair and reasonable settlements.  However, if that is not possible, we are certainly prepared to litigate.  Especially if there are children, it is important not to have such an awful divorce that the parents are unable to speak to one another.  We can help protect gifted and inherited property.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Jason Knutson

    Mark is a smart lawyer who cares about his clients. He's a strong advocate but still listens to his clients and understands what they need.


    Jason Knutson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Scott Rosefelt

    I endorse this lawyer. I knew Mark many years ago when we were in college at UW Madison. Several years ago, I referred a close relative to Mark for a litigation matter. Mark did an outstanding job and successfully resolved the matter. He is an excellent attorney.


    Daniel Rosefelt Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Borns Law Office, LLC

10 Odana Ct
Madison, WI, 53719-1109


WIGood Standing198303/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearState Bar of Wisconsin2010
Top LawyerMadison, Magazine2005
Top LawyerMadison Magazine2003
Distinguished Service AwardDane County Bar Association2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBorns Law Office, LLC1983 - Present
Airport District Court ProsecutorKing County Prosecuting Attorney1982 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinMember2001 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1983 - Present
Western District Bar Association of WisconsinMember1983 - Present
Madison Election Advisory CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Dane County Bar AssociationBoard Member2002 - 2003
Office of Lawyer RegulationBoard member, investigator1997 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clay v. Curtis ClayAppellate court ruled in my client's favor and reversed trial court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Information GuideWisconsin Family Law2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Noon LuncheonChild Support2014
Various eventsFamily Law Issues2005