Good Neighbors. Great Lawyers.

Ellen M. Frantz

Commercial Litigation | Divorce & Family Law | Employment Law | Estate Planning, Wills, & Elder Law

The best part of this profession is finding a solution to the problem for clients. It may mean using negotiation skills, appearing before the court and arguing facts and law, or preparing written arguments. Every situation is different. I enjoy every aspect of legal problem solving and working with the client to do just that.

Court/Bar Admissions

Wisconsin Wisconsin Supreme Court U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin Washington D.C. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals U.S. Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit) U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., 1980, University of Wisconsin Law School B.A., 1974, cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Honors and Affiliations

American Bar Association Past Chair of the Family Law Section, Wisconsin State Bar Past President, La Crosse County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, State Bar of Wisconsin YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Women, 1993 Hotline Attorney of the Year Award, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2011 Faculty Member, Building your Practice—Handling a Basic Divorce, Wisconsin State Bar Association BV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Community Service

Past President, La Crosse County League of Women Voters Past President, La Crosse Great River Festival of the Arts United Fund for the Arts and Humanities AIDS Advisory Council Human Subjects Committee/Institutional Review Board, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Past Chair, La Crosse Area Crimestoppers Past Chair, Board of Review and Contributions Committee, City of La Crosse