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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

  • “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 critical time.”

    - Laurie
  • “Your effort is appreciated and my confidence in your firm increases with each representation. I will tell others if they are in need that your office is one of integrity.”

    - Jeff
  • “They really care about you and your circumstances. Our family has peace of mind thanks to their expertise.”

    - Christine W.
  • “Mark, you responded promptly to our phone calls. You answered our questions clearly (in layman’s language), you were always willing to listen to ideas we got from others and passed on to you.”

    - Karen W.
  • “I am so very appreciative and feel quite blessed to have had you represent me. THANK YOU!”

    - Judy S.
  • “Mark, I wanted to voice my sincere appreciation to you and your staff for your support throughout this trying ordeal.”

    - Nancy W.
  • “Mark made sure that I felt very secure in knowing that he was there to protect me.”

    - Laura
  • “Mark, we’re grateful for all you have done and continue to do to help Dan through this VERY difficult time.”

    - Dan's Family
  • “You have been just spectacular and your staff has been more than accommodating.”

    - Julie
  • “Mark, I'd like to say a special word of gratitude for your help with my son and I in the past few months.”

    - Jason
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