For 30 years Judge Dreyfus served as an elected circuit court judge in Waukesha County from 1990 through July of 2020. During his tenure, he presided over thousands of proceedings across all four divisions of the Circuit Court, served as the presiding Judge of all 4 divisions and has successfully handled over 400 jury trials.He successfully presided over the historic “Oswald Trials” in 1995 and was upheld a vast majority of the time by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Judge Dreyfus is recognized for his deep knowledge and experience in the law. His calm demeanor, openness to all sides of a matter, respect for all parties and thoughtfulness in his decision making, have earned him praise from his colleagues.
Prior to his time as Circuit Court Judge, Dreyfus began his career as the elected District Attorney of Oconto County WI and then entered into general private law practice in Waukesha, WI. where he later became partner of Love, Voss, & Dreyfus. While in private practice, Dreyfus represented clients in all matters of the law including civil, family, commercial, and litigation. He has successfully argued cases before both the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Judge Dreyfus brings a depth of experience and knowledge from his over 40 years of law experience as a District Attorney, private practitioner, Municipal and Circuit Court Judge. As elected Circuit Court Judge in Waukesha County, he has served and was presiding judge in all 4 divisions. Over his career and now as a mediator, he has been honored with being recognized as a jurist and a mediator with a calm and respectful demeanor, the ability to listen to all sides, treating all parties fairly, communicating clearly and his ability to partner with attorneys to help parties to resolve difficult and complex disputes. In his private mediation/arbitration practice, he can be flexible with scheduling and can work with you to meet your unique needs.
Judge Dreyfus Biography
Dreyfus Mediation, LLC 2020-present
Reserve Judge across Southeastern Wisconsin, 2020- present
Waukesha County Circuit Judge
Presiding Judge in Family, Civil
Criminal and Juvenile Divisions
Municipal Court Judge (elected)
Love, Voss, Dreyfus and Murray
Wimmer, Evans and Vollmer
Oconto County District Attorney (elected)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.,1975
University of Mississippi Law School-Oxford, J.D., 1978
Highly Satisfied Client Base
I have found Judge Dreyfus to be a uniformly exceptional and highly qualified mediator. He is invariably well-prepared, empathetic, consistently adept at using verbal expressions, gestures, and eye contact to motivate participants to re-evaluate entrenched positions and, most importantly, experienced enough that he can help those participants discover common ground and be inventive in developing resolutions that may not be available in a litigation setting.
I give him my highest possible recommendation.
- Attorney Daniel P. Murray
Broadway Law Offices
Judge Dreyfus brings decades of experience on the bench, superior knowledge of the law and a calm even tempered demeanor to cases with litigants in emotional situations.
In particular, his presence, tone, and confidence is exactly what is needed in the high conflict emotionally charged family law case.If not for his skills as a mediator, we would still be in contentious litigation today.
I would highly recommend Judge Dreyfus to mediate/arbitrate cases.
- Attorney Debra K. Riedel
Law Offices of Debra K. Riedel
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