About Our Firm
We are committed to providing our clients, regardless of gender, age or status, with the highest quality legal representation available and realize that our clients come to us at a time when they are experiencing a significant life crisis.
Why we are different
While many conventional law firms rest upon the laurels of their lengthy history, Basiliere, Thompson, Bissett, Castonia & Swardenski, LLP, is proud of our 20-year inception. We are the only solely owned and operated all-female law firm in the Fox Valley. We are not the type of firm that hires staff to assist us; instead we work collaboratively together. We do not stand in competition with each other. We support one another, respect each person we work with, and recognize and appreciate the different skills each of us brings to the firm. We have consciously created a work environment which enables us to balance our personal and professional lives. We believe that this type of company climate empowers each of us to function at our highest level. We carry the sense of commitment and responsibility we have towards one another to the clients we represent.
Commitment to Family & Children
Each partner in our firm devotes a signficant portion of their practice to acting as a Guardian Ad Litem on behaf of the Court. A Guardian Ad Litem represents, “the best interests of the child ” in a legal matter. Children may require a Guardian Ad Litem when their parents are divorcing and cannot agree on placement, when a child has special needs or is the victim of abuse, or when a child commits a criminal offense. In most instances, when asked to serve in this capacity, an attorney is paid at a significantly reduced rate of pay from their normal hourly rate. We all choose to serve in this role because we believe that the youngest and most innocent in our society deserve the highest level of representation available. We feel privileged to be entrusted by the Court with this important responsibility. In our personal lives, we are involved with charitable organizations centered around making children’s lives better, including; The Boys and Girls Club, Parent Connection, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. We sponsor an internship program for young women interested in the legal profession through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additionally, several of our partners have served on local area school boards.
We look forward to meeting with you. Please schedule a consultation by calling us at 920-231-5050 or click here.