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Ronald J. Sonderhouse

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Attorney Ronald Sonderhouse has over 25 years of legal experience. He is a well respected attorney within the Waukesha County Court system and was given the backing of many Judges, the District Attorney and the Sheriff of Waukesha County when he ran for a Waukesha County Judge position.

Ron graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1990. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Michigan State University in 1987. While attending law school, Ron also received a Master's Degree in Business.

Ron began his legal career in Allegan, Michigan in 1991 where he worked as an Associate for the Allegan Law Offices. Ron represented a wide range of clients in business, family and criminal matters. In 1999 Ron moved to Pewaukee, Wisconsin and began working at Kay & Kay Law Firm, again representing a diverse client base. In 2008, Ron formed a partnership with Peter Wolff under the firm name of Bucher, Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP. Ron continues to represent clients in various matters including criminal, family, probate and juvenile law.

Throughout his legal career, Ron has held various leadership positions and has been a member of legal and community organizations. Ron served as President of the Allegan County Bar Association, President of the Allegan County Chapter of Kiwanis and a Board Member of the Allegan County Substance Abuse Agency. Ron continued that practice here in Wisconsin, as he has held the position of President for the Waukesha County Bar Association and the Waukesha County Chapter of Kiwanis International. He has served as Supplemental Court Commissioner for the Honorable Linda M. Van De Water and is currently serving the same position for the Honorable Paul Bugenhagen, Jr. Ron also volunteers his time to the Mediation Restorative Justice Center and the Waukesha County Family Law Clinic.

Ron has been married to his wife, Debra, for over 22 years and has a step-daughter, Monica, who resides in New York. Ron's parents moved from Michigan to Delafield, Wisconsin a few years ago, where his father, Ron, is still residing. Ron has one brother, Randy, who resides with his wife in California. In his spare time Ron enjoys scuba diving, playing golf and volunteering in the community.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1990
  • Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan

    • J.D. - 1990

Michigan State University

    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Business

University of Detroit Mercy

    • Master's Degree - 1990
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin State Bar, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, President Elect, 1999 - Present
  • New Berlin Teen Court
  • Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, Legal Advisor
  • Criminal, Family, Juvenile, and Probate Sections, Waukesha County Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Awards and Honors

  • Elite Lawyer

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Linda M. Van De Water, Supplemental Court Commissioner
  • Allegan Law Offices, Attorney, 1991 - 1998
  • Kay & Kay Law Firm, Attorney, 1999 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Waukesha County Family Law Clinic, 2012 - Present
  • Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry
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