About Toby Kinsler

Attorney Toby Kinsler, it's not enough to fiercely defend his clients in the courtroom. Beyond his competitive nature in the courtroom, he firmly believes in affirming his client's sense of self-worth. No matter what legal matters they face, it's important his clients understand the importance of their needs and themselves.

Toby draws on his diverse background as a classroom teacher and a business leader to help advocate for his clients.

For 14 years, he worked as a classroom teacher, working to shed light on critical issues in a way that focused on finding a solution. Teaching isn't about forcing knowledge but achieving a solution through analysis and consensus. In the courtroom, Toby takes a similar approach to his client's problems. It's important in a divorce case for both sides to understand the core issues that are at stake.

As an entrepreneur, Toby learned the complexities of negotiating deals and managing complex logistical problems. He co-founded startups and even negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar transactions. The insight he gained from the business sector has helped him identify and successfully negotiate for his clients.

Most importantly, Toby is a fierce competitor. Every advantage he can get from his past, he uses to fight for his clients. When divorce hits, it plunges people into an extremely dark and lonely time. It's those times when you need to find someone you can trust, and someone who is dedicated to giving it their all.

One word that commonly describes Toby is “passionate”. He refuses to do things in half-measures, and he has poured every ounce of that passion into family law.

Outside of his attorney life, Toby's passion is family and community. He is happily married to his wife, Jennell, and father to three very active hockey players: Jackson, Easton, and Hudson. In his spare time, Toby coaches Team Wisconsin hockey as well as Monona Grove high school hockey. He serves his community through several non-profit board positions, volunteers to coach several youth sports teams, and collaborates with a college hockey teammate to develop sustainable, municipally-owned sports facilities to underdeveloped communities.

Practice Area
and Position

Practice Area:


Child Custody

Spousal Maintenance



Primary Location:

Madison, WI


Marquette University Law School

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Middlebury College

Master of Arts

Lawrence University

Bachelor of Arts

Bar Membership

State Bar of Wisconsin
Admitted in 2015

Contact Toby

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

More About

Learn more about Toby Kinsler