Carol M. Gapen, Attorney

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Family Law, Farms, Adoption, General Practice


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Carol brings patience, caring, creativity and an incisive mind to her practice. She has been involved with issues affecting children and families for many years, first as a drug and alcohol counselor, a hospital social worker, a child protective services worker, and since 1988, as an attorney.

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Carol writes and presents frequently about child related issues to attorneys, grandparents, foster parents, social workers and others. She has authored briefs in the United States and Wisconsin Supreme Courts, including an amicus brief supporting grandparents in the Troxel case. She has also worked though the legislature and the courts to develop laws to protect and nurture children. Carol has been a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since the early 1990s. She is also a member of TEMPO, a group for professional women.

In 2007, she was awarded the U.S. Congressional Angel of Adoption, which recognizes and honors the good work of individuals who have enriched the lives of children through adoption.

Carol is a founder of Adoptions of Wisconsin, Inc. and serves on its board of directors. She is also a founder, owner and officer of The Surrogacy Center, LLC.

Education

Carol earned her law degree cum laude in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1968.

Personal Interests

When she is not practicing law, Carol enjoys accompanying her dogs to the dog park and exploring the outdoors. She and her husband, Gary, have three grown sons.

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Carol M. Gapen
450 S Yellowstone Drive
Madison, WI 53719
43.028486,-89.490915

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