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Rachel Laborde

Never go into a Courtroom Alone!

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Attorney and Counselor at Law

Why Choose Rachel Laborde?

Attorney Rachel Laborde obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture 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, custody, physical placement, 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 matter, 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.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Leadership Development Committee
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Mentorship Committee
  • Association for Women in Law
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Sheboygan Women in Management Network
  • Client Skills Board/ Dispute Resolution Society
  • Marquette Immigration Law Association
  • Marquette Children and Family Law Society
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

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

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Testimonials

“Best Attorney I have ever had.”
– Beth, a divorce client

“She knew exactly how to handle what seemed like, every situation.”
– Ann, a family law client


Our Results

Find out what our trial-tested defender can achieve.


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.