Paul Stenzel, Of Counsel

Paul Stenzel
Paul Stenzel practices family law with an emphasis on mediation and client-centered problem-solving. His experience as a family lawyer and mediator is extensive, and he has presided over thousands of hearings in his capacity as a part-time Deputy Family Court Commissioner in Racine County. He represents individuals in a variety of family matters including divorces, paternity, child custody and placement, child support, and grandparent visitation. 


An attorney for over 20 years, Paul has also advised several of Wisconsin’s American Indian Tribes in establishing their family courts and served as a pro tem tribal court judge at both the trial and appellate levels.
“My vision for family law clients is that family-centered solutions focused on the needs of their family should dictate legal outcomes; my goal is to assist them with expertise and efficiency.”
Paul obtained his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law in 1995 and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1990. He is a member of both the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin and admitted to practice in Wisconsin state courts, both federal districts in Wisconsin and several American Indian tribal courts. He has published several articles on federal Indian law issues including the interaction between the Indian Child Welfare Act and state Safe Haven laws.

“Thank you for helping me walk the path of divorce with dignity and integrity. I’m so thankful the Collaborative option exists for families.”
– Wife of a 21-year marriage