Biography

Mr. Schoonmaker is the Founding Member of the Law Office of Frederick P. Schoonmaker, LLC.  Mr. Schoonmaker has held positions at several law firms, all primarily related to the practice of Family Law, since he was in high school.  During law school, he served as an intern for the presiding judge of the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, who primarily handled cases of abuse and neglect in Newark, New Jersey.  He was also a summer associate with one of the premier family law firms in New Jersey.  After passing the bar in Connecticut, he decided to move to Wisconsin to establish a life with his wife, a graduate of Marquette University.  He passed the bar in Wisconsin and was admitted here in November of 2007.  Mr. Schoonmaker worked for Jaskolski & Jaskolski, S.C. in Greenfield Wisconsin from 2007 until 2009, when he left the firm to establish his own practice.

Dating back to his time in law school, Mr. Schoonmaker is experienced in the issues of family law, maintenance (alimony), child support, domestic violence (including restraining orders), non-marital family support and separation, paternity, bigamy, placement, third party visitation, representation of children in divorce cases, post divorce custody and visitation.

Mr. Schoonmaker graduated from The Taft School and Bucknell University.  He received a Masters degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he researched the concept of justice, equity, and fairness in the Roman legal system.  He then graduated from the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Scholar and involved himself heavily in the Seton Hall Pro Bono programs, researching standards of domestic violence in New Jersey and representing low income clients as a clinical student.

Mr. Schoonmaker is the President of the Tosa/Medical Toastmasters organization, serves as Treasurer and board member for the Alumni Corporation of his fraternity, Theta Chi, and serves as the Treasurer and Newsletter Editor for his family branch of the Huguenot Historical Society, based out of New York, which helps contribute to a museum of American culture dating back to the earliest European settlers on this continent.