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Max T. Stephenson

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Max T. Stephenson
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Max T. Stephenson

Partner

Phone: 414‐224‐3652
Fax: 414-271-7680
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Max T. Stephenson is an attorney in the family law department at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP. Max helps clients work through the complexities of each unique divorce. His practice also includes representing clients in paternity actions, post-judgment actions, guardianships, and injunctions. A graduate of Marquette University School of Business Administration ('10) and Marquette University Law School ('13), Max joined the firm as a law clerk in 2012. He has since become Partner and practices exclusively in a family law setting.

His dedication to giving back remains strong as he serves as a part of the coaching staff for the National Moot Court Competition team. Max has also become well-versed in LGBTQ+ family law cases and was the driving force behind the firm being honored with the “Diversity In Business” award from the Wisconsin Law Journal due to his work in the LGBTQ+ legal community. Max has been a frequent speaker on various family law topics. He has also been named a “Best Lawyer-Ones to Watch” and Super Lawyer-Rising Star” and is Past President of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers’ Association.

When Max is not serving his clients at GRGB, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and daughter. He has also been mastering his skills on the barbeque.

brookfield neighbors september 2021

Brookfield Neighbors September 2021

Max and Megan Stephenson still have an ongoing debate regarding how they actually met as college students at Marquette but they hit it off and haven’t looked back. Now their family has grown to include Callahan (3), Ellis (2) and a little girl arriving in September.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2013

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Q & A at LGBTQ+ Healthy Families/Healthy Communities Conference
  • "General Updates in Family Law"
  • "Pre-Nups, Post-Nups, Divorce - What Do You Need to Know for Yourself and Your Business" - The LGBT Business Equality Summit, May 2018
  • Presenter, Marquette University Career Awareness Night

Honors and Awards

  • Named in 2022 Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" for Family Law and Family Law: Arbitration and Mediation
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers" (Ones to Watch) for Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 - Present
  • Thomas More Law Scholar
  • Wisconsin Law Journal Up and Coming Lawyer, 2017

In The Media

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, President, 2018
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association
  • The Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court, Member, 2014 - 2020
  • Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers, Board member, 2020-2022
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mentor, Emerging Leaders LGBT Chamber of Wisconsin Program
  • American Cancer Society 2022 Milwaukee Champions of Hope Gala Board of Ambassadors

Published Works

Podcasts

  • Zealous: Kim Kardashian West v. Kanye West
    Listen Now: Spotify | Apple
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