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Sara M. Vanden Brook - Madison, WI

450 South Yellowstone Drive Madison, WI 53719- 1068

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Updated: 06/09/2020

Madison Family Law Lawyer


Sara has long been a strong advocate for children. Before attending law school, she was a social worker for the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Now as an experienced attorney, recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2017 and 2019, Sara helps families involved in divorce and paternity proceedings, grandparent and foster parent rights cases, and in complicated CHIPS and termination of parental rights matters...

About Sara M. Vanden Brook

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Advanced Reproductive Technology
  • Child Custody, Placement and Support
  • Divorce, Cooperative Divorce and Collaborative Divorce
  • Guardianship
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Foster Parents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • LGBT issues
  • Mediation
  • Parent Coordination
  • School Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner/Shareholder


Other Affiliations

  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Board of the Divorce Cooperation Institute (Member)
  • Dane County Bar Association (Member)
  • Legal Association for Women (Member)
  • Board of the Children and the Law Section of the State Bar since 2017
  • Dane County Case Mediation Program


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008
    Honors: Bruce F. Beilfuss Award for Outstanding Service
    Honors: Pro Bono Partnership Award/Pro Bono Publico Award
    Honors: Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice
  • UW-Madison
    Major: Human Development and Family Studies & Psychology

Past Positions

  • Honorable David Flanagan, Dane County Circuit Court, Intern
  • Rock County Public Defender’s Office, Student Attorney
  • Family Law & Restorative Justice Project of the Frank J. Remington Center, Student Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Dane County Family Law Assistance Center
  • Coach, Dane County Girls on the Run


Other Sources of Feedback About Sara M. Vanden Brook

Included on the 2021 Wisconsin list

Past Lists

  • 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Sara M. Vanden Brook on Super Lawyers

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Office Information


450 South Yellowstone Drive Madison, WI 53719- 1068


  • 608-821-8201

Accepts Credit Cards


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