Attorney Fred D. Hollenbeck

A True General Practictioner

Although Attorney Hollenbeck concentrates his practice on divorce and family law, there is almost no area of law in which Fred Hollenbeck has not worked extensively. For over 40 years, Fred has handled civil litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, including personal injury, domestic relations (divorce, custody and family law), municipal, real estate, probate, banking, business and corporate, worker's compensation and labor relations.

As the School District attorney for four area school districts, Fred has significant experience with school law, advising and protecting school boards. Fred also handles transactional matters involving buyers and sellers of real estate, buyers and sellers of businesses, and people in need of estate planning. He has helped people with almost every kind of legal problem which any person could encounter during their lifetime.

The Personal Side

experienced divorce attorney Fred HollenbeckFred is married to Sue. They have six children. Fred plays tennis in between rooting for the Badgers and Packers. He was the Mauston High School boys and girls tennis coach for fourteen seasons. Hunting, boating and a large garden occupy his time.

Contact Mauston attorney Fred Hollenbeck today at (608) 847-7363.

Areas of Practice:

Divorce and Family Law
School Law
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin, 1964
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1969
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (Chicago), 1984
United States Supreme Court, 1995
Ho-Chunk Nation Bar Association, 1998


J.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1967
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1964

Positions Held

Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C., Mauston, WI Attorney, 1967 - Present
City of Mauston
  • City Attorney, 1972-1975
  • Mauston Housing Authority, 1970-2000
Town Attorney for several townships in Juneau County and Sauk County
School District attorney for four area school districts
Interim Sauk County Corporation Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

Wisconsin Bar Association: 1964 - Present
  • Litigation Section member: 1967 - Present
  • Family Law Section member: 1967 - Present
  • Municipal Law Section member: 1967 - Present
Juneau County Bar Association: 1967 - Present
  • President: 1974-76

Significant Cases Handled

  • Juneau County Little Yellow Drainage District, 2013 WI App 94, 349 Wis.2d 524, 835 N.W.2d 290 (2013), (successfully defeated attempt to dissolve a Drainage District)
  • Estate of Christopherson, 256 Wis. (2d) 969 (2002), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (evidence, probate, joint bank account)
  • State of Wisconsin v. Revels, 221 Wis. (2d) 315 (1997), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (constitutional law, criminal defense)
  • Paternity of Jasmine J.E. v. John E.P., 198 Wis. (2d) 114 (1995), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (paternity and child support)
  • Klinefelter v. Dutch, 161 Wis. (2d) 28 (1991), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (real estate, adverse possession)
  • Kimpton v. New Lisbon School District, 138 Wis. (2d) 226 (1987), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (personal injury, municipal law and federal 1983 case)
  • Pronger v. O'Dell, 127 Wis. (2d) 292 (1985), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (discrimination, police misconduct)
  • Hutchins v. Murphy Motor Freight, 331 NW (2d) 761 (1983) - Minnesota Supreme Court (plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death and worker's compensation)
  • Dixon v. Dixon, 107 Wis. (2d) 492 (1982), Wisconsin Supreme Court (divorce and maintenance)

Community Involvement

Mauston Lions Club, Past President
Mauston Jaycees, Past President
Mauston High School Tennis Coach
Mauston Housing Authority, Past Chairman