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Mark S. Knutson

Founder, Attorney, Mediator
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Mark S. Knutson is a native of New Berlin, WI. He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in 1971 and went on to St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, graduating in 1975. While there, he met his wife Patti. Upon graduation she took a job at KPMG as an Accountant in Chicago, and Mark attended Loyola University Law School. He graduated from Loyola in 1978.

Longing to return to Wisconsin after finishing law school, he took and passed the Wisconsin bar exam, then began working with the Hartman Law Office in Juneau, Wisconsin that year. Eventually he and Patti and their two children, Kristin and Katie, made their home in Brookfield, WI, where Mark started his own law firm in 1994, The Law Offices of Mark S. Knutson, S.C. His practice began with Family Law, Wills and Estates, and Traffic matters. As time went on, attorneys were hired to focus on Estate Planning, Probate and Civil Litigation. Divorce and Family Law continue to be Mark’s primary areas of focus to this day.

Mark and Patti have been members of Elmbrook Church for over 30 years. He loves the outdoors and gardening. He enjoys spending time with his friends at the Waukesha Gun Club and students through his involvement with the high school ministry at Elmbrook Church.

Mark’s practice currently emphasizes divorce and family law, wills and estate planning, business and civil litigation, although his 40-year career has given him broad experience in other areas including personal injury, contracts, criminal and municipal matters.

Presently, in addition to acting as a Certified Mediator for Family Law and Divorce, Mark represents clients in the following areas:

  • Traditional divorce
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Maintenance
  • Restraining orders
  • Post judgment matters

Mark has extensive trial experience in matters where an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached.

Mark is also the creator of “The Word on the Law” radio show.

Attorney Knutson is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Wisconsin as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar and Waukesha County Bar Associations and is active in several sections.

Present & Former Affiliations:

  • Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • The Leander J. Foley Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Collaborative Law Council, Director
  • Wisconsin State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel
  • Elmbrook Church, Member and High School Ministry Leader
  • Friendship Living Center, Board Chairman
  • Creator and host of the radio talk show “The Word on the Law”
  • Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Waukesha Gun Club
  • Florentine Opera Club

Our Testimonials

  • “What I got from Mark was more than advice. It was an education.”

    - Rana
  • “..your legal counsel was both professional and wise. Your words were timely and insightful, providing a safe haven for decision making. I'm deeply grateful to you for being available to me at a ...”

    - Laurie
  • “I trusted Mark completely, and I would recommend his services to anyone who would be in need of a trustworthy, respectable and caring attorney.”

    - Laura O.
  • “I've worked with Mark and his team on several issues. Everyone has always been wonderful! They are exactly the kind of people you need for legal support in stressful situations. Highly recommended!”

    - Christina S.
  • “Walking into your office, I experienced the friendly care in the greeting by a staff member, and the warm, homelike and private atmosphere centered on the client. I am so very appreciative and feel ...”

    - Judy S.
  • “I have been a member of the Wisconsin State Bar for 33 years and have known Mark for over 20 of those years. Mark has a reputation as a true professional in the legal community.”

    - Attorney John Heinen
  • “Thank you again for all your help. You have been just spectacular and your staff has been more than accommodating.”

    - Julie
  • “Mark, thank you so much for your help during my time of despair. Your devotion to my case was truly a godly use of your God-given gifts.”

    - Ann Marie H.
  • “Thanks for helping me when everything seemed hopeless.”

    - Steven G.
  • “Now that IT’S OVER, we want to thank you for your service to us in a very difficult situation. We appreciate your professionalism and thoroughness in all you do and your office did in helping us. We ...”

    - Wally & Marilyn
  • “Mark, we’re grateful for all you have done and continue to do to help Dan through this VERY difficult time. Your professional and compassionate manner brings our family comfort. With the balance of ...”

    - Dan's Family
  • “Mark, I'd like to say a special word of gratitude for your help with my son and I in the past few months. Your kindness, compassion, wisdom, and advice were crucial to our getting through the storm. ...”

    - Jason
  • “In pursuit of Grandparents’ Rights, you and everyone on your staff treated us with respect and kindness and made the most difficult situation in our whole entire lives much more bearable. Mark, you ...”

    - Karen W.
  • “Thank you for your kindness during a very difficult time of my life. Now that all is said and done, I do want to let you know that your kindness made a difference in my ‘process’ and I wanted you to ...”

    - Pam G.
  • “Attorney Mark Knutson represented me in my divorce I filed against my now ex-husband. Through his help, in the end, I received a much better resolution than I had expected. I would absolutely ...”

    - Erica M.
  • “Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and dedication to my case. I know I made the right decision hiring you!”

    - Kate B.
  • “Mark, I’d like to congratulate you on an excellent trial. During the past year, I have tried numerous cases against some of the top trial attorneys, but I’ll take this opportunity to inform you that ...”

    - Assistant District Attorney Mark D.
  • “Mark, I wanted to voice my sincere appreciation to you and your staff for your support throughout this trying ordeal. Everyone in your office had a kind word and gentle hugs of encouragement when they ...”

    - Nancy W.
  • “Mark, It is a unique pleasure to refer clients to you. I rarely feel free enough to make unqualified recommendations. You are an exception.”

    - Attorney John H.

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