Lori S. Kornblum

Law Offices of Lori S. Kornblum

10936 North Port Washington Road
Suite 296
Mequon, Wisconsin 53092


Adoption, Child Abuse, Co-Parenting, Disability, Elder, Foster Care, Grandparent Rights, Guardianship, IRS, Juvenile, Long Term Care, Parental Rights, Special Education

I have been  a practicing attorney for more than 35 years.  My many years of experience in diverse areas of practice convince me that nobody wants to be subject to  expensive and time consuming litigation,  but would rather exercise control over their futures and work things out for the best results. 

My practice experience includes more than two decades of experience as a prosecutor in Milwaukee County, where I did criminal law, juvenile law, Child Abuse and Neglect, Parental Rights, CHIPS, and Sexual Abuse.   As a prosecutor, I saw how effective mediation was in resolving family issues for the best interests of the children.  I have a unique ability to engage litigants in resolving problems, rather than fighting it out in court with protracted expenditure of time and money. 

My legal practice focuses on several areas: Child Abuse, foster care,  Parental Rights and Adoption, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Relations, Guardianship and  Elder Care.  I have unique experience in the field of Disabilities and Special Education law, as well as long term care and Wisconsin IRIS, with more than three decades of experience dealing with these types of issues.   and Disabilities and Long Term Care. I have been successful in informally negotiating resolutions to very difficult cases.

I keep expertise  in many areas of law, because in addition to my law practice, I love teaching aspiring Paralegals and Lawyers.  I am a  tenured faculty member at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Paralegal Department, where I teach  Legal Writing, Legal Research, Criminal Law and Procedure, Corporations,Legal Environment of Business, Civil Procedure, Debtor/Creditor Law, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Legal Interviewing and Investigation, and Introduction to Paralegalism.  I am  an Adjunct Faculty Member at Marquette University Law School, teaching a class on Child Abuse and the Law.



Throughout my career,  I have provided training for lawyers, doctors, police and social workers, locally, throughout Wisconsin, and nationally.   I currently  serve on the Board of Directors of L’Chaim Chaverut Northshore, Inc., was the past president of the board of  Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth,  WIPSAC (Wisconsin Professional Society  on the Abuse of Children); Connecticut Fund for the Environment; Berkeley Law Foundation, and others.   I was the Chairperson of the Special Preliminary Review Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, a Wisconsin Supreme Court Committee appointed to review ethics complaints against some attorneys.   Not related to law, I am a partner in Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition, LLP, a Member of the Board of Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition Research Foundation, Inc., and  the co-author of Feast Without Yeast (1999) and Extraordinary Foods for the Everyday Kitchen  (2003). 

Educational Background

My educational background is that I  graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Yale University in 1979, where I also received academic prizes.  I received my  law degree from  University of California, Berkeley in 1982, where I was awarded prizes in both Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure.


I am  licensed to practice law in both Wisconsin and California. 

10936 North Port Washington Road, Suite 296
Mequon, WI  53092

P: 414-331-3165

E: [email protected]
Child Abuse: Beware the Unsubstantiated Finding
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