Attorney Paul Van Berkel Joins Sitzmann Law Firm Ltd

August 1st, 2018 | Posted by Sara Micheletti in Firm News | Law Blog | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Attorney Paul Van Berkel Joins Sitzmann Law Firm Ltd)

Nine years ago, we were lucky enough to triple the size of our Law Firm with the arrival of Attorneys Andrew and Sara Micheletti.  With that growth, we have been able to continue to serve our clients with high quality and responsive legal counsel and become versed in more areas of practice. We are now proud to announce that we are growing again with the addition of Attorney Paul Van Berkel.

Attorney Van Berkel has been practicing in Kaukauna, Wisconsin for the majority of his legal career serving his clients in an array of practice areas.  He is a fantastic writer, avid golfer and excellent advocate. We are excited to offer his skills and expertise to you.  Read more about Paul here: Paul’s Bio

Please join us in welcoming Attorney Van Berkel to Sitzmann Law Firm.  We look forward to continuing to provide you with superior legal service and hope to see you soon.

Attorney Micheletti makes Headlines

February 20th, 2015 | Posted by Sara Micheletti in Guardianship | Law Blog | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Attorney Micheletti makes Headlines)


Attorney Sara Micheletti represented and advocated for the best interests of an incompetent ward at a sentencing hearing on February 19, 2015.

Todd Laseke, the ward’s father and guardian wrongly withdrew, over $500,000 from his adult son’s guardianship account over a 4 year period.  Attorney Micheletti was appointed in November, 2011.  She discovered the theft and had the guardian removed.  The ward’s father was later charged with Theft  over $10,000, a class G Felony.  He was found guilty after a no contest plea.

Attorney Micheletti appeared as Guardian ad Litem for the victim.  She argued that Todd Laseke should be punished stealing from his son and the sentence should send a message to the community that theft from vulnerable adults will not be tolerated.  Judge Des Jardins rejected the joint recommendation from the State and Laseke’s attorney of 4-5 years probation and instead sentenced him to 5 years prison and 5 years of extended supervision.  He will be required to pay restitution to his son of approximately $367,000.