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Our Team

William Swendson

Attorney | Masters in Tax

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Bill returned to Oconomowoc where he grew up.  He says the decision just “felt right.”  He knew that the community was a great place to raise a family and he was confident that this was a place where he could make a difference.  He has never turned back. In fact, it is a rare occasion that Bill does not try to convince out-of-towners that they should seriously consider living here too.

Joe Hentz

  Attorney | Managing Partner

After attending Ripon College, Joe worked for Habitat for Humanity in Appleton, where he met his wife Megan. Joe attended the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina where he graduated in 2013. Joe and Megan moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to their families. Joe and Megan have two daughters, Mae and Emmylou, and office security dog, Howard. Joe joined the firm in 2014 and took over as managing partner in 2018.

Attorney Emily Fey

Emily Fey

Attorney

Emily grew up in Lake Country and with an insight into the legal world, as her father is William Swendson. Emily attended Kalamazoo College for undergrad and Drake Law School in Iowa for her law degree. Emily has a daughter, Ava, and a son, Roger, both of whom she loves spending time with. Emily rejoined the firm in 2021. Her attention to detail and advocacy for her clients are a hallmarks of her practice.

Jennifer Mata

Jennifer Mata

Legal Assistant

Jennifer is a native of the Lake Mills area and has nearly three decades of working in the legal community. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. 

Jennifer has three adult children: Lennon, Caleb, and Lydia.

Howard Hentz

Office Security

Howard, our friendly and welcoming “office security.” Howard likes going to the dog park, begging for treats (incessantly), & going to doggie daycare.

Howard turned 10 years old in April 2021 and is now fully retired from the office. He looks forward to spending his retirement barking at people in Attorney Hentz’s neighborhood and chewing bones.

Our Philosphy

We understand that clients often have anxiety and fear when consulting an attorney.  Frequently, they are seeing us at the most difficult times in their lives.

Our only job is to help you.  We promise to listen to you carefully.  You know your unique circumstances best.  We will give you clear answers to your questions.  You will have easy access to your attorney and our support staff.  We will help you identify and clarify problems.  We will work with you, developing creative solutions.

We are your support team.  You are the ultimate decision-maker and your decisions will be respected.  Our team will always treat you with courtesy.  When all is over and done, we want you to tell your family and friends that we are your attorneys.

 

Our Process

Consultation

Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal needs.

Agreement

Define a legal representation agreement and each party’s responsibilities.

Analysis

Analyze your situation, discuss your goals, ask for documentation, & develop a strategy.

Protect

Prevent potential issues & resolve existing issues in the client’s best interest.

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