Colin A. Drayton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Burbach & Stansbury S.C.
 | 10850 W. Park Place, Suite 530
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 414-359-9100
Fax: 414-359-8900
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Colin A. Drayton is an attorney with Burbach & Stansbury S.C. law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A top-rated lawyer, Mr. Drayton focuses his practice solely on family law, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Milwaukee Metro, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine counties and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Divorce and divorce litigation

    · Child support

    · Child custody

    · Property division

    · Paternity

    · Alimony

    · Pre- and postnuptial agreements

    · Modifications and enforcements of existing orders

    A personable and compassionate attorney, Mr. Drayton enjoys getting to know his clients in order to fully understand their situations so that he can provide the solid, trustworthy advice they need to make the best-informed decisions. Sympathetic to what his clients are going through, he provides caring counsel with the utmost respect and integrity, and he has gained a reputation for devising customized solutions and strategies tailored to his clients' specific needs and goals.

    Along with handling all areas of contested and uncontested divorces, Mr. Drayton has extensive experience with appeals, and he is fully prepared to do whatever he can to help his clients achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and unwavering commitment to those he serves, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 2012 summa cum laude graduate of Carthage College, where he won the John Neuenschwander Award for Best History Thesis and the Nelson Peter Ross Award for Outstanding Junior History Student, Mr. Drayton obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2015. While there, he received the Samson Fellowship along with the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award and an award for Best Performance in Labor Law I (Labor & Employment Law) as well as for the Constitutional Law Seminar.

    Mr. Drayton also served as articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review, and he has published numerous articles over the course of his legal career. He is also an active member of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Family Law Section, the Society of Family Lawyers, the Waukesha Bar Association and the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts, among his other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About Colin Drayton

    Admitted: 2015, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Elder Law and Estate Planning Society, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • Awards for highest performance: Constitutional Law Seminar; Labor Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Association of Family Conciliation Courts, Wisconsin Chapter, Member
    • Waukesha Bar Association - member
    • Society of Family Lawyers/Inns - member
    • State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section - member 
    • Association of Family Conciliation Courts - member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • This article describes recent caselaw development invalidating a prenuptial agreement on several grounds and discusses best practices for drafters to consider as part of the negotiation and drafting process. , Author, Junion and the Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law , 2021
    • This chapter provides a comprehensive review of Wisconsin law for marital property agreements and offers detailed suggestions on increasing the likelihood that such agreements are and remain enforceable.  , Co-author, Wisconsin: Prenuptial Law published in Drafting Prenuptial Agreements, Wolters Kluwer , 2021
    • This article addresses Wisconsin's "no fault" divorce law, specifically statutes for maintenance and property division, and the ability of the court to examine relevant criminal conduct between the spouses, Author, Crime Doesn’t Pay: The Impact of Criminal Acts During Divorce, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, 2019
    • Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • An Overview of “Parental Separation of Overnight Care of Young Children”, prepared for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Wisconsin Chapter, 2017 Annual Education Event, Milwaukee, March 2017
    • Carlton D. Stansbury and Colin A. Drayton, Wisconsin: Prenuptial Law published in Drafting Prenuptial Agreements, Skoloff, Singer, Jr. and Brown (Wolters Kluwer 1994; supp 2018)
    • This article addresses tips from the perspective of a drafter of a prenuptial agreement to aid in ensuring the document is enforceable in future litigation, Co-author, Increasing the Likelihood of Enforcing a Prenup, Journal of Family Law, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Rising Star nominee , 2020

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin Law School, 2015
    • Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: summa cum laude, Major: History with honors
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    10850 W. Park Place
    Suite 530
    Milwaukee, WI 53224

    Phone: 414-359-9100

    Fax: 414-359-8900

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