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Barbara L. Burbach

Founding Member, Retired

Attorney Barbara Burbach’s career spanned more than 40 years and during that time she gained enormous experience and insight, and achieved many professional accomplishments and awards.

Attorney Barbara Burbach and Attorney Carlton Stansbury founded Burbach & Stansbury S.C. in 1999 with the two of them and their long-time and devoted assistant, Frances Burke. The firm has grown to five lawyers and three full-time staff, including Frances Burke. Burbach & Stansbury S.C. has gained a state-wide reputation for experience, knowledge, and effective results, in large part, as a result of Barbara Burbach’s steady guidance, encouragement and sage advice.

If you are looking for a lawyer who can help you through a difficult divorce, child custody agreement, business valuation, property division or support issue, you can contact Attorney Barbara Burbach at Burbach & Stansbury S.C. and she can refer you to a lawyer that will be the right fit for you. Whether your case results in mediation, negotiation, or litigation, Barbara Burbach can refer you to an effective advocate for you and your family’s best interests.

For more than 15 years, Barbara has been included in the list of the Best Lawyers in America. She is also one of America’s Top Lawyers and Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers. Barbara is proud to have helped many individuals and families throughout her exemplary career.

To speak with our Milwaukee family law attorney, give us a call at (414) 721-9611 or submit an online contact form today.

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  • Honors and Awards
    • Best Lawyers in America, 20 Years
    • Milwaukee Magazine, One of Milwaukee’s Best Lawyers
    • One of Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers
    • One of America’s Top Lawyers, 2001-2002.
    • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2005-2006
    • Outstanding Hispanic Woman Lawyer, 1994
  • Memberships and Leadership Positions

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    • Fellow 1983-2018
    • Past President, Wisconsin Chapter

      Milwaukee Bar Foundation, President, 2000-2003

      State Bar of Wisconsin

      • Board of Governors, 2003-2010
      • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1986
      • Diversity Outreach Committee, 1999-2004
      • Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
      • Professional Responsibility Committee, District 2, 1982-1990

      Milwaukee Bar Association

      • President, 1990-1991
      • Memorials Committee, 1995-2003
      • Chair Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1985-1987

      Wisconsin Law Foundation, Lifetime Fellow

      • Board of Directors, 1994-1999

      Thomas & Fairchild Inns of Court, 1996-1997

      Leander J. Foley Inns of Court

      • President, 2000

      Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc.

      • Co-chair Southeast Chapter Region, 2007
      • Board member, 2001-2002

      Wisconsin Association of Mediators

      • Founding member, 1983

      Legal Action of Wisconsin

      • Board of Directors, 1983-1989

      Centro Legal

      • Board member, 1997-2001

      Wisconsin Association of Women Lawyers

      • Member since its inception

      Hispanic National Bar Association

      • Outstanding Hispanic Women Lawyer, 1994

      America's Top Lawyers

      • Listed (since 2001)

      "The Best Lawyers in America"

      • Listed (since 1997)
    • Specialized Training
      • Collaborative Divorce Training
      • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers & American Arbitration Association, Matrimonial Arbitration Training
      • American Bar Association Section of Family Law Special Committee on Dispute Resolution, Training
      • Wisconsin Interprofessional Committee on Divorce, Mediation Training
      • Mediation Training Institute, Training, Harvard Law School
      • American Arbitration Association, Training
    • Publications
      • Wisconsin Methods of Practice, Child Support (2004)
      • Qualified Domestic Relations Order, Fourth Edition, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2001)
      • Mediation Services in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine and Waukesha Counties
      • Wisconsin Divorce Systems, First Edition, Editorial Board
      • Health Insurance Conversion and Continuance, The Law Changes, the Milwaukee Lawyer, Vol. 5 No. 1 (1981)
    • Speeches and Presentations
      • How to Handle Employer Profit Sharing Contributions (2002)
      • Negotiating Division of Retirement Plans (2000)
      • How to Prepare Your Client for Mediation (2000)
      • Overview of the Mediation Process (2000)
      • Social Security Benefits in the Family Law Context (1997)
      • ADR in Family Law, What You and Your Client Need to Know (1997)
      • Life Insurance Property Right or Support? (1993)
      • Chronological History of Validity and Enforceability of Marital Agreements in Divorce (1992)
      • Custody and Mediation Under the New Child Custody Law (1990)
      • Fees and Retainer Agreements (1989)
      • Pre-Legislative and Post-Legislative History of Grandparent Rights to Visitation (1990)
      • Organizing and Updating Your Documents (1989)
      • Wisconsin Divorce Cases on Evaluation of Professional Practices (1986)
      • Impact of the Marital Property Action Divorce (1986)
      • Case Law Update (1986)
      • Role of the Attorney in the Mediation Process (1983)
      • Mediation: What it is and What it Isn't (1982)
      • Election of Health Insurance Conversion and Continuance Section 632.897, Wisconsin Statutes (1980)
      • Enforcement and Modification of Judgment (1979)
      • Application of Wisconsin Divorce System under the New Law (1979)
      • Maintenance, Periodic Payments, Family Support Payments, Dependency Exemptions (1978)
    • Teaching
      • State Bar of Wisconsin ATS-CLE Programs, Lecturer
      • State Bar of Wisconsin Association of Mediators, Various Seminars
      • State Bar of Wisconsin, Building for Success
      • Society of Family Lawyers, Advanced Maintenance Litigation Seminar
      • Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., Volunteer Lawyers Project Family Law Training
      • Comprehensive Look at Family Law Seminar
      • State Bar of Wisconsin, Skills Training Program
      • Milwaukee Bar Association, Case Mediation Program
      • University of Wisconsin Law School, Instructor, General Family Course-Family Law
    • Education
      • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
      • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
        • Bachelor of Arts degree in German

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