Attorney Catherine C. Orton

Wealth/Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law, Elder Law, Real Estate

Catherine Orton focuses her practice on estate planning and probate, including the tax, real estate, and business succession issues typically connected with these areas of the law.

The Personal Side

experienced attorney Catherine OrtonCatherine is married to John (also a member of this firm) and together they have three children.

Contact Mauston estate planning attorney Catherine Orton today at (608) 847-7363.

Areas of Practice:

Wealth/Estate Planning
Tax Law
Elder Law
Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin, 1981
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1981
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (Chicago), 1982


J.D., Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI, 1981
     • Executive Editor, Marquette Law Review, 1980 - 1981
Institut d'Etudes Francaises d'Avignon, Bryn Mawr College, Avignon, Provence, France
B.S.F.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1978
     • Honors: Dean's List

Positions Held

Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C., Mauston, WI., attorney, 1984 - Present
Michael, Best & Friedrich, Milwaukee, WI., attorney, 1981 - 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Wisconsin, 1981 - Present
     • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
     • Member, Elder Law Section
Juneau County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Citizen of the Year, Mauston Chamber of Commerce, 2000

Published Works

Shareholders' Rights in Short-Form Mergers, 64 Marq. L. Rev, 687, 1981

Classes/Seminars Taught

Lecturer, Various Estate Planning Topics, 1986 - Present
Lecturer, Banks, Brokerage Firms, Hospitals, Civic Groups, and Churches

Pro Bono Activities

Western Technical College, Mauston Campus, Advisory Board, 1997 - 2013
Mauston Public Library, Board of Trustees, 1986 - Present
St. Patrick Parish, Recruitment Committee, 1999 - Present
Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Inc.
     • Board Chairman, 2017 - Present
     • Treasurer, 2015 - 2017
     • Board Member, 2013 - Present
     • Member, Executive and Finance Committees, 2015 - Present