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Renee A. Read

Divorce and separation Attorney at Neenah, WI

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Renee A. Read, Renee Read

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Renee

Learn Renee’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Contested and uncontested divorce; Legal separation; Conversion of legal separation to divorce; Post-Divorce modifications / disputes

  2. Family
    30%
    Paternity and Post-Paternity; Post-Divorce; Child Support; Child Custody; Child Placement / Visitation; Maintenance / Alimony / Spousal Support; Grand-parent rights; Guardian ad Litem (minor children)

  3. Debt collection
    25%
    Unsecured debt collection representing various creditors, such as clinics, physicians, chiropractors and funeral homes

Numerous organizations have recognized Renee for her leadership and professional excellence. She was chosen as a Wisconsin Rising Star four years in a row by SuperLawyers Magazine (2015-2018), and has received distinction from Attorney & Practice Magazine, American Society of Legal Advocates, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Attorney Read serves on the State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Development Committee and was elected in 2019 to the Bar Board of Governors for which she also acts as the liaison to the Dispute Resolution Section Board. Renee is also heavily involved in her community, and deservedly received the Fox Cities Future 15 Award in 2013.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

Photos and videos

Making Sense of Child Support in Wisconsin
Making Sense of Divorce in Wisconsin
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Location

Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C.
219 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Neenah, WI, 54956-3009

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mike | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Renee Reed was a 10 out 10!
Attorney Reed was very helpful during a very difficult time in my life I would highly recommend her to anyone! she was hands down worth the cost associated with hiring a lawyer.... I have friends that would not say the same about other lawyers..... to be honest she reinforced my belief in the court system... I always felt I had the best lawyer ..... the best prepared lawyer...... a lawyer that didn't have a paralegal handle everything... I never write reviews but in this case I want everyone know how amazing she was and how she protected my children and myself!
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Posted by Timothy | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
I have a very high standard when it comes to attorneys considering I am one. I hired Renee to handle my divorce. My divorce presented it's own set of unique challenges, but I found her to be extremely knowledgeable, prepared, firm (when needed), compassionate (when needed), and always professional inside and out of the courtroom. She is very good at her craft! I would highly recommend Renee.
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Posted by Heather | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommending Attorney Read
Attorney Read represented me during my divorce. She was always professional and well prepared for every meeting and court date. She was extremely thorough and competent. She explained everything to me in a way I could understand it. She was compassionate and provided me excellent guidance throughout the process. She was resourceful and respectful. She tried to maximize her efficiency so as to save me money whenever she could. I would highly recommend her without hesitation to anyone seeking an attorney.
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Posted by Jay | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I would highly recommend Attorney Read for any family law matters. She was not only great to work with, but she also handled every matter I had timely. Attorney Read is professional and personable, yet aggressive, fighting for her clients and ensuring they are treated fairly. She is quick to respond and provides great advice for any matter. Again without hesitation I would highly recommend Attorney Read.
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Posted by Brian | July 23, 2014
Renee Read - Supported, listened, and protected my rights.
I would highly recommend Renee. She is extremely professional. Renee really took the time to understand my needs and legal issues. She was specific on how to approach the task and opposing party. I appreciated how she explained the situation to help me better understand my rights.
Posted by Karie | April 11, 2013
Salon Owner
Renee was very thorough with the information brought before us. She shared various options and supplied us with excellent resources to answer any questions we had. I would definitely use Renee again for any legal needs.
Posted by Josh | April 10, 2013
Tough lawyer that gets results
I hired Renee in June 2012 to handle my petition for divorce. Renee was very thorough with all aspects of the marital property and estate and gave me options and her professional opinion for the options. A divorce is obviously an emotional time and Renee does a good job balancing the emotions you are going through with what needs to be done for the divorce. Renee was also very responsive in all communications and made everything seem seamless to me. You definitely want Renee to represent you.
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Posted by Kim | April 10, 2013
Review for Renee Ann Read
Renee is well educated, caring and has a heavy dose of common sense that she brings to all of her interactions. She is responsible and knowledgeable. I would recommend that if you have any legal needs you contact Renee first. If she is not the person for the job she will let you know and assist you in finding someone who can meet your needs. Kim Reichel, Owner/Partner Process Toolkit 101
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Posted by Richard | April 10, 2013
Outstanding
Renee handled our will and estate planning so professionally. She was focused and direct while providing reassurance and her legal viewpoints on numerous issues. Very knowledgeable.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2013
Overall Great Experience!
I have had the opportunity to work with Renee on a few different small issues and no matter how big or how small, Renee does a great job of always putting the client first. I would definitely recommend her to ANYONE looking for excellent service and help in the legal field.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Feingold & Read, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Feingold & Associates, LLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Department Of Veterans Affairs, Office Of Regional Counsel
  • 2004 - 2004

Education

  • St Louis Univ School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Wisconsin v. Tyler J. Schmidt, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Case No. 2008AP2484
  • Successful appeal overturning conviction where other acts evidence was improperly admitted.

Associations

  • Fox West Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of WI, Leadership Development Academy
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Worldwide Who's Who
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Technology Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of WI, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fox Valley Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of WI, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • BNI Fox West
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fox Cities Morning Rotary
  • President, Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, Inc.
  • Board President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Family Law Award
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in WI
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Wisconsin Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award (WI)
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • A Woman of Outstanding Leadership
  • The International Women's Leadership Association
  • 2014
  • Future 15 Recipient
  • Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & The Post Crescent
  • 2013
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Who's Who Among Students
  • 2004
  • Member
  • National Dean's List
  • 2003
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 2001
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Publications

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division newsletter
  • Is Paperless Practical?
  • 2013
  • The Propeller (WEAC-FV)
  • The 7 Things You Must Do If Injured In an Auto Accident
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Medical Collections: Spring Legal Workshop
  • The Impact of Medicaid on Collections
  • 2013
  • Medical Collections: Fall Legal Workshop
  • Post-Mortem Collections
  • 2013
  • The Future Is Now
  • Planning For Special Needs
  • 2012
  • Medical Collections
  • Worker's Compensation & Personal Injury
  • 2012
  • Medical Collections
  • Bankruptcy: Impact on Claims & How to Respond
  • 2012
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Small Businesses
  • 2012
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Employment Law Basics in Wisconsin
  • 2012
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Grandparent Rights Involving Unmarried Parents
  • 2012
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Divorce: 7 Mistakes & Misunderstandings
  • 2012
  • Chapter Conference
  • Garnishments
  • 2012
  • WEAC-FV Retired Annual Informational Meeting
  • Resources Available to the Elderly
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • How to Get Your Nursing Home Care Paid by the Sate
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • The 5 Requirements of a Will
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • For Sale By Owner
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • 7 Tips to Save Time & Money in Working with Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Guardianship: What is It and When is It Needed
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Special Needs Trusts: What Makes Them So Special
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • How to Succeed in Your Social Security Disability Claim
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Small Claims Court Basics
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • The 6 Most Important Aspects of Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop Series
  • Divorce 101
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (16)
Endorse Renee
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee advocates aggressively for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Renee Read has the education and experience to counsel, advise and represent clients competently. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Renee Read is thorough, practical and personable. She has the ability to handle both simple and complex legal matters. I endorse this lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Renee Read. She is an excellent attorney and is very knowledgeable in her practice areas. Her personal touch provides effective solutions to difficult problems."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Renee Read. Her professional style is open and inviting. She is knowledgeable, passionate about her profession, and truly cares about her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Renee Read demonstrates a high degree of expertise and has the ability to give clear explanation on various legal issues. I endorse this lawyer and would recommend her to anyone facing a legal issue."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Renee Read. She is an excellent attorney who is knowledgeable and committed to providing her clients with top quality service."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney Read. She practices in a difficult area of the law where emotions often run high, but addresses disputes calmly and in a professional manner. She is a very knowledgeable, diligent, and compassionate attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Atty. Renee Read. She is a knowledgeable and experienced litigator. As opposing counsel, I have found her work to be exceptional. She is a compassionate, yet a fierce advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Read would be a tremendous asset to any client seeking her representation!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Renee is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable and truly cares about her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Renee is a knowledgable advocate for her divorce clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Renee is a wonderful attorney who cares about her clients."
General practice Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Renee on many occasions. I have found her to be an excellent attorney. I would recommend her to anyone facing a legal issue."
General practice Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Read provides excellent representation for her clients and seeks results without incurring unnecessary costs to the client."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I appreciate Attorney Read's practice of seeking agreements without expensive, unnecessary litigation, which seems all too common in family law today."
Debt collection Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is personable, knowledgeable and diligent, a formidable combination for any lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is both professional and compassionate. She has assisted me in multiple cases with advice and provided direction. She has a passion for her job that is unparalleled and provides exceptional legal advice and representation to her clients."
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Estate planning
Bankruptcy and debt
Estate planning
Workers compensation
Corporate and incorporation
Litigation
Criminal defense
Social Security & Disability