Linda S. Balisle, Shareholder

Linda Balisle

Skilled Family Lawyer Serving Wisconsin for 38+ Years

Attorney Linda S. Balisle is one of two members of the Wisconsin representative to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, who handle the most complex divorce matters nationally and often, internationally. She is the founder of the Madison law firm of Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C. As a Madison divorce attorney, she concentrates her practice in the area of divorce litigation for high net worth clients, as well as complex jurisdictional and financial issues, alternative dispute resolution, non-traditional families, and appellate practice.

Work with Appellate Cases

Of the many appellate cases she has argued, 17 were published in the case reports, including In re the Marriage of LaRocque, 139 Wis. 2d 778 (1987); In re: Custody of H.S.H-K., 193 Wis. 1d 649 (1995); In Interest of A.E.H., 161 Wis. 2d 277 (1991); Richardson v. Richardson, 139 Wis. 2d 778 (1987); Schwantes v. Schwantes, 121 Wis. 2d 607 (Ct. App. 1984), and Roberto v. Brown, 107 Wis. 2d 17 (1982).

Memberships & Associations

Attorney Balisle is one of two members of the Wisconsin representative to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL). She is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and served as a past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Wisconsin Chapter.

Attorney Balisle is a member of the American, Wisconsin and Dane County Bar Associations and has been active on several committees in each of those associations. She served as the first woman Chair of the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law and Appellate Practice sections. She is a member of the Legal Association for Women and also served as the Chair of the Federal Legislation and Lobbying Task Force of the ABA Family Law Section.

Our Accolades

A History of Excellence

Attorney Balisle served on the Board of the Wisconsin Law Foundation from 1988 to 1995, and is a current fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a recipient of the Wisconsin Law Foundation’s Belle Case LaFollette award for outstanding service to the profession. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for several years. Super Lawyers has named Attorney Balisle one of the top lawyers in Wisconsin and in Madison for several years. She was recognized as Madison's Best Family Law Attorney by Best Lawyers in America in 2009.

Involved with Community

Attorney Balisle has been active in many community organizations, including past service as president of the YWCA of Madison, president of the Civic Center Foundation Board, and president of TEMPO, a local business women’s group. She also served as a director on three for-profit boards, including Wisconsin Specialty Protein in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Whole Trees, LLC in Madison, WI and Community Business Bank, in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Attorney Balisle is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin, the U.S. Federal Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

When Attorney Balisle started practicing in 1980, she also began supporting The Rainbow Project which provides direct services for children who have been physically and/or sexually abused. She represented children who were receiving counseling at The Rainbow Project and knew the positive affect they had on children and families. She continues to raise money and be grateful for all the work The Rainbow Project does for our community.

If you would like to get more information about Madison family lawyer Linda Balisle, please contact our firm at
(608) 765-1001.

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