34 years, 1,000 cases
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Year||State Bar of Wisconsin||2010|
|Top Lawyer||Madison, Magazine||2005|
|Top Lawyer||Madison Magazine||2003|
|Distinguished Service Award||Dane County Bar Association||2001|
|Attorney||Borns Law Office, LLC||1983 - Present|
|Airport District Court Prosecutor||King County Prosecuting Attorney||1982 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Member||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1983 - Present|
|Western District Bar Association of Wisconsin||Member||1983 - Present|
|Madison Election Advisory Committee||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Dane County Bar Association||Board Member||2002 - 2003|
|Office of Lawyer Regulation||Board member, investigator||1997 - 2005|
|Clay v. Curtis Clay||Appellate court ruled in my client's favor and reversed trial court|
|See all legal cases|
|Information Guide||Wisconsin Family Law||2009|
|U Of Wisconsin||N/A||law||1983|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Noon Luncheon||Child Support||2014|
|Various events||Family Law Issues||2005|
Posted by Janet
Who you choose as your divorce attorney is the decision that will have the greatest impact on the outcome, and I don't just mean financial, but also in terms of emotions, time, and relationship with your soon-to-be-ex. I am very glad I choose Mark Borns to represent me.
He asks smart questions. He understands strategy. He knows when to push and when to push back. He listens well, and communicates clearly. My spouse and I were on the same page, but he had to wrangle with her attorney, who was a troublemaker type of attorney. He ran circles around this other attorney while gaining the respect of both me and my now ex-spouse.
A few more things about Mark that I think are unusual but, at least in my case, good. He is NOT a nickel-and-dimer. Does he charge you for his time? Yes. But unlike my ex's attorney, he adds value each time he emails or talks to you. Again unlike my spouse's attorney, he has a great paralegal (Jenny) who more than once was able to answer my questions and keep the ball rolling and her lower rate. Mark and Jenny always appeared to be on the same page and communicated very well, so even when Mark was not always immediately available, I had confidence that Jenny could direct me appropriately and communicate with him promptly. And again, you don't realize how good your attorney is until your ex''s is terrible, but he let me run with a lot of the spreadsheets to save money while at the same time, my now ex's attorney was retyping things at $250/hour. Ridiculous.
Mark is experienced in divorce so he knows all the emotional ups and downs that are inherent in the process, and the games that ex's and their attorneys play, and was able to help navigate me through these with empathy, professionalism, and logic. (Logic is a rate commodity while divorcing...)
All in all, I am thankful that I had Mark on my team. He was the leader of the band and got both sides to the separation agreement.
Posted by Kasia
If you are looking for someone who is willing to stand up and fight for you, then Mark Borns is your lawyer! Mark took my case 4 years ago and stepped right in and helped me sort through my ugly divorce. He continues to help me with my post divorce issues and I have been extremely happy with all that he has done for me and my son. He is a man of good character and knows what is the RIGHT thing to do! Mark and Jenny have been awesome and I am so grateful for them. I highly recommend Borns Law Office.
Posted by Kristin
Mark has represented me in several complicated post-divorce matters, and I am very pleased with his approach and outcomes. Mark is a practical and reasoned professional -- he considers all solutions to issues to work in the client's best legal and financial interest. His breadth of expertise and years of experience give him insights that have helped me to feel grounded in my expectations, giving me the confidence to advocate for myself and my children. Mark has the respect of his peers and professionals involved in the family court system - it was very affirming to hear high praise for Mark's practice during conversations with a social worker, a family court mediation specialist and several other attorneys. Every interaction I've had with Mark and his staff has been positive and constructive, which makes me feel I am receiving excellent value for his services. Mark came highly recommended to me -- from the former spouse of one of his own clients! -- and I am very happy to have recommended him to several others.
Daniel Rosefelt, Tax Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
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