Education & Background

Barry J. Book graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and from Marquette University Law School in 1989. He is the owner and shareholder of Book Law Group, S.C. Since his admission to the Bar in 1989, Attorney Book has practiced in a number of areas including Criminal, Civil, Real Estate, Probate and Family Law. His practice has focused exclusively on Family Law matters for over 20 years.

Comprehensive Family Law Experience

When handling Family Law matters, Attorney Book manages all issues relating to the dissolution of a marriage: division of assets, disputes regarding custody and placement of children, maintenance (formerly known as alimony), child support, division of retirement accounts, issues related to taxation, asset valuation, and health insurance.

In paternity cases, Attorney Book also handles all necessary issues: child support, placement and custody of children and the establishment of paternity, allocation of tax exemptions and health insurance for the child.

Attorney Book also has had extensive experience serving as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) where he represents the best interest of minor children in custody and placement disputes and is regularly asked by judges and lawyers to act as a mediator in Family Law matters.

Memberships & Associations

  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Chapter of the American Inns of Court (Master designation)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Wisconsin- Family Law Section
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association- Family Law Section
  • Former Co-Chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association GAL Sub-Committee
  • Former chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association-Family Law Section
  • Board member of the Divorce Cooperation Institute
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Associations of Family and Conciliation Courts

 

Attorney Book has been named a “Super Lawyer” for Family Law, a recognition of the Top 5% lawyers in the State of Wisconsin, every year Since 2006. In addition, Attorney Book has achieved an AV peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell which is a pre-eminent rating achievable only after admission to the Bar for at least ten years and indicates the highest level of legal ability and ethics and has been named in “The Best Lawyers in America” for Family Law since 2010.

 

Civic Organization Involvement

Mr. Book has been involved in various civic organizations. He was a board member of the Salvation Army, a board member of the Southeast Wisconsin Crime Stoppers, volunteers at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, was previously a member of the Legislative Committee for the Village of Elm Grove and is currently a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the Village of Elm Grove.

Attorney Book’s wife, Dr. Diane S. Book, is a physician (Neurologist) with the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital.  Barry and Diane are the proud parents of Grace and Benjamin.