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Rachel Laborde

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Attorney and Counselor at Law, practicing in our Sheboygan office.

Why Choose Rachel Laborde?

Attorney Rachel Laborde obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University and subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School. Attorney Laborde focuses her practice in Family Law and Divorce, where she excels in negotiating, mediating and litigating cases involving paternity, child custody, physical placement of a minor child, child support, maintenance, divorce, legal separation and post-judgment modifications.  She is committed to delivering a client-centered, problem-solving approach where she consistently strives to reach results that provides the greatest value and long-term benefits to clients. She is confident that most cases can be resolved in a quick and cordial fashion, but Attorney Laborde is prepared to litigate with unwavering fervor should a mutually agreeable solution be out of reach.

Attorney Laborde is also a Certified Collaborative Family Law Lawyer.  Collaborative family law practice is a unique, reasonable approach to handling a divorce or other family law matters, founded on three core principles: a written pledge not to fight in court, and withdrawal of the hired professionals if either party chooses to fight in court, open communication between the parties with an honest and good faith exchange of information, and negotiations leading to a mutually acceptable settlement that takes into account the highest priorities of all family members. The collaborative approach works with a team mindset; you and the other party, along with your attorneys, use the skills of mental health and financial specialists to maximize positive outcomes for the family. In addition to divorce, you can use the collaborative process in other family law matters such as paternity, annulment, legal separation, pre-marital agreements, post-nuptial agreements, non-marital relationships and same-sex relationships. The issues addressed in collaborative cases are the same ones addressed in traditional litigation cases: child custody and placement, property valuation and division, child support, maintenance (alimony), taxes, and insurance.

Attorney Laborde currently resides in Sheboygan with her husband, Adam, their daughter, Adeline and their dog, Cooper. She is active within the community, serving as the Treasurer for the Lakeshore Community Health Center Executive Board and volunteering with her husband’s soccer teams. She is an avid Marquette and Iowa Hawkeye fan and she enjoys spending time cheering on her teams.  Professionally, Attorney Laborde presents for paralegal seminars, educating paralegals on the nuances of family law practice and volunteers her time to assist with the Wisconsin State Bar Leadership Development Committee.

Professional Memberships

Awards and Nominations

  • Avvo Client Choice Award
  • First Place Great Lakes Regional Meditation Competition
  • Participant Child maltreatment Seminar
  • CALI Excellence for Future Award
  • 2015 Leadership Development Summit Nominee and Participant
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Certified Collaborative Family Law Attorney


  • “Attorney Rachel Laborde is amazing. I met with a few lawyers before Attorney Laborde and I felt like they were treating me like cash flow, another case number. When I met Attorney Laborde, I felt comfortable with her from the start. She handled my case on a personal level and made me feel like my opinion mattered. She treated me with respect and took my son into consideration through the whole divorce process. She is honest, straight forward, and won’t make promises she can’t keep. I have and will continue to recommend friends to Attorney Laborde.”
  • “I have had the opportunity to have my stereotype of lawyers and particularly divorce lawyers completely demolished by Attorney Laborde. She clearly and most definitely has the best interest of her client and children involved at heart. She is articulate and direct and most completely, ethical. I would like to thank her for wrecking my stereotype;)”
  • “As messy as the divorce process is Rachel made it as easy as could be. She always kept me informed and let me know of certain situation that could arise. She was very honest and made sure that I was comfortable with every situation. She knew exactly how to handle, what seemed like, every situation. I couldnt have got through the process without her. Absolutely fantastic.”
  • “Attorney Laborde  was very knowledgeable throughout my case. I would recommend her to anyone with a family law issue. She helped with my divorce and was able to help me get what was best for myself and my children. She was always thinking about the long term consequences of the legal choices.”
  • “While the reason for my need of an attorney (divorce) is emotional, Attorney Laborde has been very kind, and a pleasure to go through this with. She is patient with me, and she always gives me time to think of and ask more questions when we meet or speak on the phone. I had sent an email on a Saturday and she called me back on Sunday! Attorney Craig is very organized and detail oriented. Every meeting, including the first hearing with my husband and the Commissioner, she was calm and confident which helped my nerves and anxiety remain calm and confident. The office is very friendly as well. Again, the reason is unfortunate, but the experience with Attorney Laborde really has been excellent.”



Our Results

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Beyond Expectations

My husband had never been in any legal trouble before and we didn’t know what to do or what the process was. Attorney Kaehne was very upfront and willing to explain every step of the way. My husband can be very skeptical when it comes to trusting people with his best interest, but Attorney Kaehne always remained professional and helpful. My husband was facing the possibility of years in prison and Attorney Kaehne was able to get the matter dismissed. He will always be our first choice!

The Outcome was Far Better than I Expected

Attorney Kaehne always communicated with me on what was going on and his plans for future court appearances. The outcome of the case was far more better than I expected and am really pleased that Chad did what he did to get this issue resolved.

Treated like Family

Amazing people as well as amazing attorneys. I was always treated like family.

Not Guilty Verdict

Attorney Corey Mehlos gave my case the upmost attention. He worked very hard and many long hours on it. I was impressed with his dedication and his understanding to my wishes. Not Guilty verdict at my jury trial. I highly recommend him.

In Good Hands

One of the best things about this firm is that they are truly advocates for you in every sense of the word. They listen, affirm, and explain everything without all the jargon that can so often times come with anything regarding the legal cases. I felt supported and knew I was in good hands.

Getting Responses at 9:00 pm at Night

The best lawyer you can hire for your case! Chad was extremely helpful and polite in answering all of my questions. I was even getting responses to my emails at 9 at night. He did a great job helping me get through the legal process. I recommend him to anyone needing a good lawyer.

Keen Sense of Justice and Honesty

Amaro is a very efficient attorney with extensive knowledge of the hispanic culture and language. He has a keen sense of justice and honesty. For the years I have know him he has proven to be a source of counsel. His clients will find his humble and cordial demeanor, appealing and refreshing. This is why I would recommend Amaro to everyone looking for legal advice.

Never Stops Working

An excellent attorney. Nicholas was very helpful with our case. He excelled at explaining complex legal concepts. Very accessible, we never had an issue getting an answer to a question. I don't think he stops working. Highly recommended.

Passion and Understanding for her Clients' Wishes

Attorney Cottle helped with my immigration case, she made the whole process much less stressful and you could tell she had a passion and understanding for her clients' wishes. Great experience, would highly recommend!

Available and Responsive to Needs of her Clients

Attorney Laborde shows professionalism in everything she does. She is a thorough lawyer who honestly cares about her clients and represents them to her full ability. She makes herself available and is responsive to the needs of her clients. I would certainly recommend her family law services!

Over-the-Top Attorney

From my experience, Attorney Kelsi Cottle has been an over-the-top attorney. She keeps me apprised of my case, has answered my questions, and treats me with respect. She has been very efficient, handles things expediently, and I feel I am represented by a very sharp attorney who has my best interest in mind.