Jacobson Legal Group

Jacobson Legal Group

Firm Overview

Family Law

Main Office

13255 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 203
Brookfield  WI  53005
  • (262) 780-0460
Our attorneys specialize in Collaborative and Cooperative Divorce as well as Mediation. All are low conflict styles of practice, which put children and family first.
Our family practice group consists of a "triangle" of legal practitioners, including a seasoned attorney with 20 years of experience, an associate attorney with 4 years of experience, and a paralegal who assists with client intake and management, document drafting and scheduling. Our "triangle" ensures that there is always someone in the office to meet the client's needs, and allows flexibility in case management and billing. Routine tasks may not need to be handled at the highest hourly rate; but more difficult issues can be attended to by a veteran attorney as necessary. While we focus our practice on settling cases as a priority, we have years of litigation experience and regularly handle motions and contested cases as part of our practice.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

After spending years practicing litigation and seeing the wounds it causes, our firm has a philosophy of seeking out and encouraging low conflict dispute resolution wherever possible. We understand the emotions that accompany divorce, and we have the patience and knowledge to help a client process those emotions to make better long term decisions. We hear the word "aggressive" when describing lawyers, and we are not impressed. We prefer to think of ourselves as "effective."

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

--20 years of practicing law, currently practicing family law exclusively
--Dedication to Collaborative Process and low conflict style of practice means significant mental health background and training and coordination with mental health practitioners
--Signinficant training in Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce Process, Marital Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Process, and Family Law
--24 years combined history in the practice of law, 14 years devoted exclusively to family law

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

--"Triangle" approach means someone is always available to help the client
--Significant volunteer/community involvement means the attorneys have ample resources and contacts available when necessary to help in their cases
--Combination of seasoned lawyer and recent law school graduate means the client gets the benefit of old world training and courtroom experience and new world technology and research familiarity
--All-female practice group is supportive and reassuring; we respect each client and treat each relationship as a partnership

Karyn Gimbel Youso

Attorney Karyn Gimbel Youso, of the Milwaukee area law firm of Jacobson Legal Group, S.C., has been providing counsel to clients for over 20 years.

Holly Alsteen

Holly Alsteen represents individuals in all legal matters affecting the family, including divorce, separation, post-judgment matters, paternity, c

Holly Alsteen represents individuals in all legal matters affecting the family, including divorce, separation, post-judgment matters, paternity, child custody and placement, support issues, and restraining orders.   Attorney Alsteen is a trained mediator and is certified in Collaborative Law.  Whenever possible, Attorney Alsteen takes a low conflict approach to problem solving, which saves time and money, and decreases the emotional costs of family law matters, especially when children are involved.  She does understand, however, that certain cases are inherently high-conflict and she is prepared to provide compelling and zealous representation in such matters.

Before entering private practice, Attorney Alsteen clerked for the Honorable Maxine White, Milwaukee County Family Court Judge, she served as a mediator in Milwaukee County Small Claims Court, and she worked at the Guardian Ad Litem office of Milwaukee County Children's Court as an advocate for the best interests of children.  She demonstrates her commitment to the community by providing volunteer legal services to a variety of local programs, including the Milwaukee County Family Law Self Help Clinic, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, and Kids Matter Inc.

Attorney Alsteen is committed to providing sound legal advice and acting as a strong advocate for her clients.  By focusing her practice on family law, Attorney Alsteen is able to remain current on legal trends and provide her clients with comprehensive legal representation. She understands that her clients may be experiencing a difficult and emotional time in their lives and she strives to provide personalized representation to fit each client's individual needs. 

Areas of Practice

  • Traditional Divorce

  • Custody/Placement Disputes

  • Paternity

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Juris Doctorate

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Milwaukee County Family Law Bench Bar Committee

  • Waukesha Bar Association

  • Collaborative Family Law Counsel of Wisconsin

  • Association of Women Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

  • Milwaukee County Family Law Self Help Clinic

  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic

  • Kids Matter Inc., Pro Bono Attorney