Sara M. Vanden Brook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Madison, WI

The Law Center, S.C.
433 West Washington Ave, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-821-8200
Fax: 608-821-8201
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Helping clients in matters of family law, Sara M. Vanden Brook is an attorney with The Law Center, S.C., representing clients in Madison, Wisconsin, and the surrounding metropolitan region. She has worked as a guardian ad litem and a former caseworker with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare and takes on the following types of cases: school law, paternity, parent coordination, mediation, LGBT issues, juvenile delinquency, international family law, foster parents’ rights, grandparents’ rights, guardianships, guardian ad litem appointments, divorce, collaborative and cooperative divorce, child custody and support, child placement, assisted reproductive technology and adoption.

In 2003, Ms. Vanden Brook graduated with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2008. While studying to become an attorney, she was actively involved with the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, the Children’s Justice Project and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

Ms. Vanden Brook is actively involved in a long list of professional legal organizations. These include the following: the State Bar of Wisconsin Children & the Law Section, the Divorce Cooperation Institute, Madison Area Connectors, Capital Connections Networking Group, the Dane County Bar Association, the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, the Legal Association for Women and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

An active member of her community, Ms. Vanden Brook also volunteers with several organizations to help improve the lives of those around her. These include the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, the Family Law Assistance Center and the Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017, 2019 - 2021

About Sara M. Vanden Brook

Admitted: 2008, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.lawcenterwisconsin.com/our-attorneys/sara-vanden-...

Newsletters

  • Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court oral arguments in Michels v. Lyons dissected the constitutionality of a grandparent visitation statute. Tiffany Highstrom and Sara Vanden Brook discuss the court’s recent oral arguments regarding the statute and cases involved., Brussels Sprouts, Pancakes, and Proof in Grandparent Visitation, Family Law Section Of State Bar, Children And The Law Section Of State Bar

Educational Background

  • Graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies & Psychology, 2003

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star attorney., Wisconsin Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star attorney., Wisconsin Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Mediator with Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program, 2019
  • Volunteer with the Family Law Assistance Center, 2019
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Collaborative Family Law Attorney, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member State Bar of Wisconsin Children and the Law Section, 2019
  • Board Member of the Divorce Cooperation Institute, 2012
  • Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2008
  • Member of Capital Connections Networking Group, 2019
  • Member of Madison Area Connectors, 2019
  • Member of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2019
  • Member of the Dane County Bar Association, 2019
  • Member of the Legal Association for Women, 2019
  • Member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Assisted Reproduction
  • Foster parent rights
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Guardianships
  • International Family Law
  • LGBTQ issues
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Office Location for Sara M. Vanden Brook

433 West Washington Ave
Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-821-8200

Fax: 608-821-8201

Last Updated: 7/28/2021

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