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Alison TenBruggencate
  • Attorney

Alison TenBruggencate has been practicing law for more than 30 years, primarily in family law, with an emphasis on the financial aspects of divorce and marital property agreements. She was selected to Super Lawyers/Wisconsin in 2015 for her work in family law and named in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America for her work in the practice area of Collaborative Family Law. Alison is a former President of the Dane County Bar Association, Trustee for the Board of Trustees of the Pro Bono Trust Fund and Chairperson of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, District 9 Committee. For nearly every year of the last fifteen years, she has taught at the law school or provided continuing legal education training.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: With Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1986

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dane County Bar Association, Past President
  • Dane County Bar Association, Past Chair, Law for the Public Committee
  • Dane County Pro Bono Trust Fund, Past Trustee
  • Office of Lawyer Regulation, District 9 Committee, Past Chair
  • Appointment Selection Committee of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Friends of Odyssey Project, Inc., President

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Complex Property Division
  • Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Enforcement and Modification
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Marital Property Agreements
  • Estate Planning