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Steffanie Ann Walczak

Family Attorney at Menasha, WI

4.6   7 reviews

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Petit & Dommershausen SC is committed to providing personalized, hands-on service for your family law matter. We make sure your interests are clearly articulated and defended. Whether you are going through a difficult divorce or custody fight, seeking guardianship of a loved one, or need to obtain or defend against a restraining order, we are here to help.

 

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/08/2022

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

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Petit & Dommershausen SC
1650 Midway Road
Menasha, WI, 54952
Petit & Dommershausen SC
2001 Bowen Street
Oshkosh, WI, 54901
Petit & Dommershausen SC
2830 Curry Court
Unit 2
Green Bay, WI, 54311
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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional and thoughtful
I had retained attorney Walczak's services for a divorce proceeding. Divorce's in general, on a personal side, can be extremely difficult as personal issues tend to create confusion and uncertainty. I cannot stress strongly enough how impressed I was with how professional, yet completely thoughtful and responsive attorney Walczak (Steffanie) was during my entire process. She was always quick to respond to any email or phone call I left for her. She listened carefully to my concerns and provided excellent legal advice on each and every matter I brought up. I would highly recommend her. When you are a client of hers, you feel you are more than just a number. She truly provides you with individual attention and takes the time to make sure you feel all your questions or concerns are covered. This is more than I can say for other attorney relationships I have experienced and/or heard about from others.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I have worked with Attorney Walczak for the past 3 years. My daughter's custody case is complex; she was diagnosed with ASD in the middle of it all. Attorney Walczak has always made me feel that she cares about my daughter & does whatever she can to relay what is important to the judges we have been in front of as well as GAL. She has always helped me prepare for court dates well. She is not one to over promise/under achieve. I feel that in my daughters 'final custody hearing' 2 years ago & the emergency hearing she got us about a month ago, my family & I have walked out of the courtroom very happy with the results & have felt incredibly thankful to Attorney Walczak for helping us get a better outcome than we thought possible. I had worked with a different attorney for about the first year of this custody case, & working with Attorney Schaff is night & day experience & I am so happy I found her. She is very good about returning emails & phone calls, & if she personally can't respond very soon, her paralegal (who is also wonderful!) will usually call or email with an update/answer from Attorney Walczak. I have never felt ignored by her or anyone I have encountered at her office in any way. Unlike with my first attorney, I have also never felt that Attorney Walczak or any of the staff I have experienced at Petit & Dommerhausen SC have taken advantage of me, lied to me, or let me/my daughter down. I recommend Attorney Walczak to anyone who is looking for legal representation in a child custody case. Her rates are also quite reasonable in my opinion, & she helps save clients money by having her paralegal do certain things jnstsD of personally doing every single thing if it is something that the paralegal is qualified to do. Attorney Walczak has definitely gone above and beyond for me (& most importantly my daughter), & I can't thank her enough for that.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
dividing retirement
I had another attorney in the office for my divorce who was wonderful but she had Steff do the paperwork to divide some retirement accounts. It was done quickly and efficiently and I got my money pretty quick (and way faster than some of my friends who had a divorce). I am very happy with how quickly everything was wrapped up.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
I used Attorney Walczak for my divorce, and was very pleased with my outcome. She is easy to work with, and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure the process could go as smoothly as possible. I trust her advice, and was well prepared anytime I have spoken with her. I have since sent family and friends to her office and they all have similar things to say with their experience with Attorney Walczak. I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
Thank you!!
I used Attorney Walczak for my Divorce. She is a wonderful attorney who cares about her clients. She always came well prepared and knew what she was doing. So glad my divorce is finally over!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2014
Great Job!
I would recommend Attorney Schaff for anyone looking for a good divorce/custody attorney! She worked very hard on my case and kept me informed. I got very good results and will definitely use her again if needed!
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
unimpressed
I hired Steffanie for my divorce. I feel her approach to the divorce was very reactionary. I got the feeling she was very intimidated by opposing council, there fore afraid to challenge them on any issues. I received a lot of feedback that was to the point of -I could do this, but I would have to bill you more. Then there is my biggest issue, they incorrect information I received numerous times. Either she wasn't aware of the situation or simply gave incorrect information to bill more hours. She went as far as to blame inter office policies, and an office manager, as reasons for having things done by opposing council. I had contemplated finding another attorney more than once during my ordeal, and quite frankly, would have if I wasn't concerned that it would delay the entire process. I do not feel the service I received matched up with the amounts I was billed. I would like to think that perhaps Steffanie's lack of experience was the contributing factor-not her indifference to her client.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Petit & Dommershausen Sc
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Petit & Dommershausen Sc
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Student Practitioner/Intern
  • Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Student Mediator
  • Milwaukee County Small Claims Mediation Clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Disability Rights Wisconsin
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Divorce Financial Solutions
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Volunteer
  • Milwaukee County Family Law Self-Help Desk
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • Guardian ad Litem Certification
  • 2012
  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • 17CV**** , Winnebago County
  • Dismissed
  • 14CM****, Outagamie County
  • Dismissed
  • 15CF****
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreement
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Associations

  • Fox Valley Free Legal Assistance Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Outagamie Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Darboy
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Special Olympics
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Super Science Saturday
  • Chairperson
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kiwanis
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Marquette University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Darboy
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Association of Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)
  • Chairperson
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Kiwanian of the Year
  • Kiwanis Club of Darboy
  • 2017
  • Fox Cities Future 15 Nominee
  • Pulse/Appleton Post Crescent
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Leadership in a Community Service Organization
  • Marquette University Office of Student Development
  • 2008
  • Cum Laude
  • Marquette University
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Guest Lecturer - Divorce & Guardianship Procedures
  • 2018
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Guest Lecturer: Placement, Custody and Child Support
  • 2016
  • Culminating Event
  • Special Olympics - Young Athletes
  • 2015
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Guest Lecturer: Property Division and Constructing Marital Settlement Agreements
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (80)
Given (102)
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Walczak is a very dedicated advocate for her clients and fights hard for them. I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Walczak advocates passionately for every one of her clients. She is a valuable asset to the practice of family law. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Walczak is a tremendous asset to the practice of family law. She is skilled and extremely diligent. She works hard and fights for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Walczak is passionate and dedicated to the practice of family law. She works diligently to achieve the best possible result for each client. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Walczak is an extremely skilled, dedicated, and passionate attorney. She works hard to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Walczak is a talented lawyer who advocates tirelessly for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty. Walczak is a smart and dedicated advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Walczak is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney. A great choice for your legal needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steffanie is a passionate attorney who is driven to get the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steffanie is a highly intelligent, capable, and diligent attorney. I endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Attorney Walczak for many years. She is an excellent attorney and works hard for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Ms. Walczak. She has demonstrated a vast knowledge of the law, particularly in the area of family law."
Child support Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steffanie is a talented attorney who advocates her clients' positions effectively. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steffanie is a zealous advocate for all of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
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