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David Kowalski

David Kowalski

Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Wisconsin
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David is an effective and professional advocate for his clients. He is well-respected in the legal community.
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Biography

I am the founding shareholder of Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC.
Throughout my career, I have represented clients of diverse financial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds.  Experience gained through participation in hundreds of court hearings allows me to serve my clients across the entire spectrum of family issues..

I routinely lecture on family and child-related topics at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin and other legal organizations.  For example, in 2010, I was Wisconsin’s representative to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Community Property Symposium in Seattle.  From 2015 onward, I was named by my peers as a Rising Star and designated Superlawyer by SuperLawyers magazine, a lawyer review publication. I served as an adjunct professor on a variety of legal topics, including family law, criminal law, and legal research.  

Activity and service in the legal community is also important to me.  I served on the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin Children and the Law Section and Family Law Section. 

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • RingCentral
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
owner
Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC
- Current
attorney
Krueger & Hernandez
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attorney
Balisle & Roberson, SC
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Education
Marquette University Law School
Law
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Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. | Political Science
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Awards
Superlawyer
Superlawyers
Superlawyer
Superlawyers
The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Rising Star
Superlawyers
The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Rising Star
Superlawyers
The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Rising Star
Superlawyers
The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section
Board member
- Current
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Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
Member
- Current
Activities: Trained and certified in Collaborative family law
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American Inns of Court
Member
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State Bar of Wisconsin Children and the Law Section
Board member
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Speaking Engagements
Author, Certification of Batters Treatment Programs and Providers, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Journal of Family Law
Author, Are Presumptions in Favor of a Relocating Parent Really in the Child's Best Interests?, Wisconsin
American Journal of Family Law
Presenter, Business Valuation at Divorce, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar
Presenter, Addressing Needs of Children with ADHD in a Custody and Placement Study, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar
Presenter, Business Valuation at Divorce, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar
Presenter, The Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar
Presenter, Non-traditional families, guardianship and grandparent rights, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar
Presenter, Keep Your Peace While It All Goes to Pieces, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar
Presenter, Guardian ad litem roundtable, Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin
Presenter, Litigating Your Case: Children's Court Nuts and Bolts for Guardians ad litem, Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin
Presenter, Drafting and Challenging Marital Property Agreements, Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin
Certifications
Member
Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
Websites & Blogs
Website
Kowalski Family Law homepage
Blog
Kowalski Family Law blog
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Does the father of a child have the right to pursue legal action if the mother decides to date another man?
A: A parent's new partner is relevant on child custody questions if the new partner will spend time with or have an affect on the child. However, simply dating a new partner is not a reason to take successful legal action. If the relationship is positive, and there are no questions of, for example, drug/alcohol use, criminal history, or domestic issues, the father may have a hard time supporting his argument. I also note that if he is kicking in doors, the problem may lie with the father. That event sounds like a police matter.
Q. Is a home purchased before a marriage considered marital property?
A: In general, the home is considered marital divisible property. However, it is possible to re
Q. What papers do I file to get a OFP added to my divorce?
A: It is possible to obtain a sort of "no contact" order in the divorce, but it is somewhat different than a restraining order. I recommend that you speak with a divorce lawyer to ensure the statements added to your divorce judgment accomplish what you wish.
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Contact & Map
Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC
123 2nd Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
Telephone: (608) 448-4700
Fax: (888) 892-6183
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment
Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC
725 Heartland Trail
#100
Madison, WI 53727
Telephone: (608) 709-5000
Fax: (888) 892-6183
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment
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