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Mike founded Lauterbach Legal in 2014. In his eleven years in private practice, he has helped hundreds of families and businesses with estate planning, settling loved ones’ estates, and a variety of business transactions. He also currently serves as grants committee chair and board member for the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

Mike is a graduate of St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University and the University of Wisconsin. He has practiced in central Wisconsin since 2006, working first for the Wisconsin court of appeals in Wausau, then as an associate at a small firm in Wisconsin Rapids, then as a junior partner at a firm in Stevens Point.

When not at work, you may find Mike spending time with his daughter, Addy, or paddling, biking, or skiing (and sometimes both). Mike has completed two MR340s and ten American Birkebeiners.


St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, B.A., summa cum laude, English (rhetorical and analytical writing), (2003)

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, (2006)

Community Involvement

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (current board member, executive committee member, and grants committee co-chair)

Boys and Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids (past board member)

The Family Center of Wisconsin Rapids (past board member)



Ashley is the firm’s probate and business paralegal. Since 2012, she has been assisting clients with the day to day aspects of estate settlement, including bookkeeping and managing trust or estate assets.

Ashley is a 2012 graduate of Robert Morris University in Chicago, Illinois, where she earned an Associate's degree in Paralegal and a Bachelor's degree in Law Office Administration. While at RMU, she volunteered in Junior Achievement and was a member of the honors program there. Ashley has been Mike’s paralegal since she graduated in 2012 and made the move with him when he opened Lauterbach Legal in 2014, where she added office manager to her job title.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and her dachshund, Bows, renovating her home, and spending time outdoors.


Amanda is the firm’s estate planning and real estate paralegal. In that role, she assists with document drafting, funding trusts, and moving real estate transactions toward closing.

Amanda is a 2011 graduate of University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She joined Lauterbach Legal in 2016 as client services coordinator, and moved to her current role in 2018.

When not at work, Amanda enjoys travel, baking, and spending time with her husband.