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Paulette A. Brazil

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Brazil & Benske, LLC
3821 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-939-0468
Fax: 414-744-2738
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

A native of Wisconsin, Paulette A. Brazil is the co-founder of Brazil & Benske, LLC. Based in Milwaukee, she focuses her practice entirely on family law matters, assisting clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Brazil provides advice and counsel to people who are facing the end of their marriage and who are dealing with such divorce-related legal issues as child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of retirement accounts, investments, business interests, and other marital property. In addition to handling these matters through informal negotiations or in the courtroom, Ms. Brazil uses her training in both mediation and collaborative divorce law to attempt to reach an accord through those methods of alternative dispute resolution.

In addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. Brazil has experience with paternity disputes. She has also assisted clients who are seeking to grow their families through the adoption process, and she helps victims of domestic violence obtain appropriate protective orders. Highly regarded by her colleagues, she has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Brazil is a 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from where she received a bachelor's degree in business administration. She pursued her legal education at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she served on The John Marshall Law Review and was a member of the school's Gavel Society before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1990. Admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts, Ms. Brazil has focused her practice exclusively on family law since 1993. An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, her memberships include the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Society of Family Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2019 - 2021

About Paulette A. Brazil

First Admitted: 1991, Wisconsin

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Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Business Administration, Major: Finance, 1986


  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Volunteer, Wisconsin Family Justice Clinic
  • Top 100 Family lawyers in the State of Wisconsin, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Leading Lawyer, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine, 2014
  • Who’s Who American Law Student’s
  • A List WISN 12 for Family Law
  • Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute Family Law Attorneys, 2015-2016
  • Who’s Who Among Attorneys
  • Inducted to the National Association of Professional Women, 2015
  • Super Lawyer, 2008-2009

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer for the Wisconsin Family Law Justice Center
  • Justinian Society
  • Volunteer for the Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Wisconsin Club
  • Gavel Society
  • Badgerland Striders
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Volunteer, Self Help Legal Clinic

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Family Law Section of the State Bar
  • Wisconsin, 1991
  • Inns of Court
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section, Member


  • In re the Marriage of Edward M. Pipp v. Paul Crivello, 1998
  • In re the interest of Caryn A-G, 228 Wis.2d 658, 1999
  • In re the Marriage of Christine Connors & Robert Reimer, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Variety of speaking engagements to other attorneys through the National Business Insititute on issues relating to family law, Speaker
  • Speaking engagements through WTMJ both on radio and television on family law related topics; Appearnce with Attorney Stephanie Benske on Dateline on family law related topic.
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Office Location for Paulette A. Brazil

3821 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: 414-939-0468

Fax: 414-744-2738

Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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