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Wendy L. Gebauer


Wendy L. Gebauerphone (262) 347-2202
fax (262) 347-2205
email [email protected]

Wendy Gebauer has been working with Attorney Stephen Hayes over three decades and with Attorney Elizabeth Neary . Her career has concentrated on serving birth mothers, adoptive parents and licensed child welfare agencies in various aspects of the adoption process.

Wendy assists in document preparation and personal communications, including meeting with clients through each step of the complex adoption process, as well as crisis management. Wendy's guidance and knowledge effectively and efficiently assists clients through all stages of the various areas of children's law on which she focuses her work including the following:

  • Adoption (independent / international / interstate)
  • Guardianship
  • Surrogacy
  • Stepparent
  • Foster Care
  • Paternity

Steve, Elizabeth and Wendy work together to host informative adoption seminars for clients and potential clients wanting more information on the adoption process, as well as keeping agencies informed on updated law changes.

Wendy has assisted Steve as co-editor of the newsletter for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (///A) and has served as a co-chair of the ///A paralegal national conferences. She has participated in fundraising events for the following:

  • Adoption Resources of Wisconsin
  • Gift of Adoption Fund
  • Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce
  • Grace Foundation
  • United Way

Past and Present Employment:
von Briesen & Roper, S.C., 1976-2000
The Schroeder Group, S.C., Attorneys at Law, 2000-2007
Grady, Hayes & Neary, LLC, 2007 to present

Awards and Presentations:
Unsung Hero Award 2006 presented by the Wisconsin Law Journal
AAAA Paralegal Conference Co-Chair and Speaker
Resolve Conference Green Bay, Wisconsin Speaker

Organization Affiliations:
The Paralegal Association of Wisconsin, Inc.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Long Lake Preservation Association
Long Lake Fishing Club
Old World Wisconsin
Martin Luther High School Guild

Special Interests:
Event Planning
Antiques / Historic Architecture
Hiking, Biking


Grady, Hayes & Neary, LLC
N14W23777 Stone Ridge Drive Suite 200
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone Number:(262) 347-2001