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Linda S. Balisle - Madison, WI

131 West Wilson StreetSuite 802 Madison, WI 53703

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Updated: 01/30/2018

Madison Adoption Lawyer


Linda S. Balisle is a shareholder in the Madison law firm of Balisle & Roberson, S.C. She concentrates her practice in the area of divorce litigation, cooperative divorce, alternative dispute resolution, non-traditional families, and appellate practice.

She received her J.D. at the UW-Madison Law Schoolcum laude and clerked for the District IV Court of Appeals prior to entering private practice in 1980...

About Linda S. Balisle

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner
  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Arbitration
  • Child Support
  • Childrens' Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Gay & Lesbian Rights
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Living Wills
  • Mediation
  • Mini-trials
  • Paternity
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Trusts
  • US Supreme Court
  • Wills


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Other Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Current President)
  • Community Business Bank - Sauk City, 2005 - Present (Board of Directors)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004 - Present (Planning Committee)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section (Past Chair, Task Force on Federal Legislation)
  • International Society of Family Law (Member)
  • Dane County Bar (Member)
  • Legal Association of Women (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar, 1989 - 1990 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Wisconsin State Bar, 1985 - 1989 (Chair, Board of Governors)
  • Board of American Red Cross, Badger Chapter, Madison, WI (Member)
  • TEMPO, Madison (Past President)
  • YWCA, Madison (Past President)
  • Business Forum (Member)
  • Madison Civic Center Foundation Board of Directors (Past-President)
  • Dane County Bar, Pro Bono Law Trust Fund (Past Trustee)
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation (Past Director)
  • James Doyle Chapter of American Inns of Court (Founding Member)
  • James Doyle Chapter of American Inns of Court (Past Regional Representative)
  • James Doyle Chapter of American Inns of Court (Membership Chair)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, 1983 - 1995
  • Family Law, University of Wisconsin, Summer 1983 - Fall 1995
  • Civil Procedure II, University of Wisconsin, Fall, 1989
  • Speaker, Numerous Continuing Education Programs for Local and National Professional Organizations, Area of Tax, Pensions, Family Law and Appellate Practice, 1982 - Present
  • Speaker, Numerous Community Organizations on Legal Issues
  • Appellate Procedure, University of Wisconsin, Summer 1987, Spring 1985

Past Positions

  • Hon. Charles Dykman, Court of Appeals, District IV, Judicial Clerk, District IV Court of Appeals, 1979 - 1980
  • Public Information Office, Madison Metropolitan School Disctrict, Publications Coordinator, 1974 - 1976


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1979
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin, December, 1973
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: History
    Major: Journalism


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Office Information


131 West Wilson StreetSuite 802 Madison, WI 53703


  • (608) 259-0807

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 12:00pm & 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
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  • 2006 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
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  • Best Lawyers in America, 1980 - Present
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
  • Belle Case La Follette Award, Wisconsin State Bar Association, 1996

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