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David Kowalski - Madison, WI

725 Heartland Trail#100 Madison, WI 53717

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Updated: 11/18/2021

Madison Family Law Lawyer


Attorney David Kowalski is the founder of Kowalski Family Law in Madison, Wisconsin. He works with matters involving divorce, child support, cohabitation disputes, restraining orders and other family law issues. He represents clients in Madison and the surrounding counties in litigation, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration...

About David Kowalski

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce 65%
  • Child support 10%
  • Paternity 10%
  • Guardianship 5%
  • Restraining orders 5%
  • Termination of Parental Rights 5%


  • 75%


  • English (Primary)
  • French


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2007

Specialties and Certifications

  • Collaborative Divorce Practitioner, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, 2015

Other Affiliations

  • Courthouse Committee of the Dane County Bar Association (Board Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Children and the Law Section (Board Member)
  • American Inns of Court (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Family Law Section, 2017 - Present (Board member)


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Honors: With Honors
  • Rutgers University
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Politics

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dane County Family Law Assistance Center
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project

Classes and Seminars

  • Wisconsin’s Representative, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Community Property Symposium in Seattle, 2010 - Present
  • Drafting and Challenging Marital Property Agreements, Wisconsin State Bar, 2014
  • Lawyering Skills, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2019
  • Non-traditional families, guardianships, grandparent rights, Wisconsin State bar, 2018
  • The Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law-Use of Social Media., Wisconsin State Bar, 2018
  • Guardian ad litem roundtable, Wisconsin State Bar, 2018
  • Litigating Your Case: Children's Court Nuts and Bolts for Guardians ad Litem, Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
  • Valuation and Disposition Strategies in a Changing Economy, Wisconsin State Bar, 2010
  • Addressing Needs of Children with ADHD in a Custody and Placement Study, Wisconsin State Bar, 2011
  • Determining Business Income and Valuation at Divorce, Wisconsin State Bar, 2010
  • Business valuation at divorce, Wisconsin State Bar, 2018


Other Sources of Feedback About David Kowalski

Included on the 2023 Wisconsin list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David Kowalski on Super Lawyers


  • Superlawyers Rising Star, 2015 - 2017

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Office Information


725 Heartland Trail#100 Madison, WI 53717


  • 877-892-6183

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30 am to 5:00 pm



  • Deja-vu All Over Again: Equal Placement Bill Before the Assembly,, Children and the Law News--Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
    Update and analysis of bill before Wisconsin legislature mandating equal placement of children.
  • Certification of Batterer's Treatment Programs and Providers Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 767.41, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, 2009
    Analysis of statutory requirement that domestic batterers attend a specified treatment program in child custody matters.
  • Cooperative Law: Making Divorce More Civil, Wisconsin Woman, 2008
    Discussion of methods to ensure effective and civil legal representation in divorces.
  • Cooperative divorce seeks to avoid damaging tactics, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2008
    Discussion of methods to ensure effective and civil legal representation in divorces.
  • Rush to Relocate: Are Presumptions in Favor of a Relocating Parent Really in the Child's Best Interests?, American Journal of Family Law, 2008
    Analysis of Wisconsin's statutory presumptions when determining relocation of children.

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