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Family Law Attorney Brookfield, WI
Milwaukee Divorce Attorney Karyn Gimbel Youso

Karyn Gimbel Youso

Divorce Attorney and Mediator

  • Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1992
  • Wisconsin, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • Education
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • - J.D. – 1992
    • - Honors: Golden Quill Award Recipient
    • - Law Journal: Journal of Urban & Contemporary Law, Contributing Editor
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • - B.A. – 1989
    • - Major: French Language & Literature


Honors & Awards
Karyn Gimbal: Super Lawyers
Divorce Attorney Karyn Youso - Pro Bono Recipent 2016, Waukesha County Bar Association
Divorce Attorney Karyn Youso - KNOW Women Founding Member


Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Member, 1993 – Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin - Former Member of the Board of Directors/Chair of Marketing
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute
  • Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse – Justice Committee Workgroup, Member
  • Association of Women Lawyers - Member
  • State Bar of Illinois - Member (inactive)
  • Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc Pro Bono Activities - Former President of the Board
  • Pro Bono Liaison to Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Published Works
  • Limiting Access to Marine Fisheries: Keeping the Focus on Conservation. A Guidebook to Managing Fisheries Through Limited Access., Ed. Center for Marine Conservation and World Wildlife Fund, 1994
About KarynAttorney Karyn Youso

Karyn Gimbel Youso is a family law attorney and mediator committed to creative problem-solving and low-conflict dispute resolution. For more than 28 years, she has helped clients achieve successful outcomes in all aspects of their family law matters including divorce and paternity cases, including those involving domestic abuse, substance abuse, and mental illness.

A proud supporter of the Southeastern Wisconsin community, Karyn has been involved with multiple professional and philanthropic organizations over her career. She served on the Boards of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and the Collaborative Law Foundation, and on the Public Education Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She currently serves on the Board of the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section, and previously served on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse – Justice Committee Batterers’ Treatment Certification and Standards Workgroup. 

Karyn earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She has three daughters and spends much of her free time volunteering for various nonprofit organizations.

Contact Karyn Youso at First Look Family Law for counsel through your divorce in Brookfield, WI.