Attorney Profiles

WasselSTEVEN R. WASSEL, J.D., a partner with Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP, has devoted his career to civil litigation. Personal injury, malpractice, family law, and most areas of civil law have been his focus. Mr. Wassel is also a certified family law mediator. Admitted to practice in 1980, Mr. Wassel has served as a Court Commissioner, Municipal Judge, local bar president, and served as legal counsel for various municipalities. He has served on various committees locally and is a member of state and local bar associations. Whether it is representing a large business entity or an individual, Mr. Wassel has dedicated himself to understanding his client's needs and doing his utmost to achieving a positive result for that client. Mr. Wassel earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with distinction, and his J.D. from Washburn University.

HarveySTEVEN C. HARVEY, J.D., a partner with Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP, is an experienced civil litigator, focusing his practice in the area of family law. He can assist clients to fairly and efficiently resolve issues regarding divorce, legal separation, child custody, child placement, child support, maintenance, property division, post-divorce proceedings, adoption, paternity, termination of parental rights, injunctions and restraining orders, and guardianships.

Mr. Harvey can also help clients with other legal needs, including civil litigation; criminal defense including OWI, DUI and traffic citations; bankruptcy; employment, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wage claims and employment contracts; personal injury, including auto and motorcycle accidents, dog bites, premises liability, and assault and battery claims; and municipal disputes, including property tax claims, excessive assessment and building inspector disputes.

Mr. Harvey is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Walworth County Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

SchukBRIAN A. SCHUK, J.D., a partner with Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP, focuses his practice on resolving the legal issues landlords and tenants face. Mr. Schuk understands the laws pertaining to lease agreements, and he is familiar with the legal proceedings in landlord-tenant cases. He offers experienced and effective representation to businesses and individuals by assisting with negotiating and drafting leases, evictions, and breaches of lease. He represents a variety of landlords ranging from mobile home parks to apartment complexes to individuals, as well as tenants. In doing so, he has earned himself a highly respected reputation in the State for his vast knowledge of landlord – tenant law. This has lead to numerous speaking engagements including seminars at which he counsels other lawyers on changes in the landlord-tenants laws.

In addition, Brian represents clients in both commercial and residential real estate, probate administration, estate planning, municipal, and personal injury matters. He is an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and is currently President of the Walworth County Bar Association. Mr. Schuk received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and his J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

SpringMARA C. SPRING, a partner with Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1998 after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. After graduating, she immediately ran for public office and became the elected District Attorney for Taylor County, Wisconsin. She was the only attorney in the office for two terms (four years), and prosecuted everything from speeding tickets to homicide. During that time she handled over 60 jury trials, including a murder prosecution later featured on the hit T.V. series SNAPPED! Since leaving the District Attorney’s office in 2003, she has been in private practice. For over ten years she worked as an associate with Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C., in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where she was a part of the business/corporate department. Her role there involved drafting operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, and other documents for small businesses, and handling litigation for the business/corporate department, including contract disputes, collection matters, lien enforcement, and partnership disputes. With the other members of the department, she taught seminars regarding the life cycle of a business, including startup, intellectual property, employment issues, and retirement planning. She also assisted the real estate department with litigation, including property line disputes, misrepresentation claims regarding property condition, foreclosure prosecution and defense, and landlord/tenant matters. Mara has represented numerous construction contractors and taught seminars in construction law and business practices at the Lakeland Builders’ Association in Elkhorn, WI. Since 2012, Mara studies mediation at the graduate level, and expects to receive her Masters’ Degree in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University in 2015. She is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution. Mara is also a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Walworth, Waukesha and Racine County Bar Associations. She is licensed to practice before the federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois. Mara’s practice concentrates on mediation, online divorce Florida cases, business transactions, business litigation, real estate litigation, creditor’s rights, and construction law. She lives in Muskego, Wisconsin with her husband and three children.


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