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Stephanie R. Benske

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: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Brazil & Benske, LLC, Stephanie R. Benske has focused her practice on family law matters for her entire career. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she represents area residents who are facing the end of their marriages and who need assistance with such divorce-related legal issues as child support, alimony, child custody and visitation, and the division of complex assets such as businesses, investments and retirement accounts. Having received training as a mediator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ms. Benske often advises her clients to reach an accord through this method as opposed to in the courtroom.

Outside of the matrimonial area, Ms. Benske handles cases involving Children in Need of Protection and/or Services (CHIPS), paternity disputes, juvenile guardianships, and adoptions. Being the mother of adopted children has given her keen insight with respect to the latter process.

A native of Nebraska, Ms. Benske attended the University of Nebraska and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1994. Remaining in the state, she enrolled at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1998. Ms. Benske spent her third year as a visiting scholar at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. While she was there, she interned for a judge on the Milwaukee County Children's Court. Ms. Bernkse became admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts in 1998.

Ms. Benske has given presentations on adoption and other family law matters at continuing legal education seminars provided by the National Business Institute. She stays abreast of current family law developments through her memberships in the Society of Family Lawyers and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


6 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2012

About Stephanie R. Benske

First Admitted: 1998, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • A List WISN 12 for Family Law
  • Super Lawyer, Milwaukee Magazine, 2010-2012
  • Top Up and Coming Wisconsin Attorney
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2007-2012
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Selected by Judicial Committee to become Intake Attorney at Children’s Court
  • Super Lawyer, Milwaukee Magazine, 2007-2008
  • Top 10 Award for Excellence in the Field of Family Law
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Volunteer for the Wisconsin Family Justice Clinic

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Taught Legal Seminars on Adoption and Family Law Related Issues for Other Attorneys, National Business Institute

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Nebraska Huskers, Supporter
  • Justinian Society, Member
  • Wisconsin Badgers, Supporter
  • Wisconsin Club, Member
  • Self Help Legal Clinic, Volunteer
  • Society of Family Lawyers, Member

Bar/Professional Activity

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


  • David B. v. Stephanie C.S., 2002
  • Angela O. v. Casey R., 2004
  • In re the interest of Caryn A-G, 228 Wis.2d 658, 1999

Educational Background

  • University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, Honors: Sorority Chi Omega, Member
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Office Location for Stephanie R. Benske

3821 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: 414-939-0468

Fax: 414-744-2738

Last Updated: 6/16/2022

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