J. Steven Tikalsky

Email: stikalsky@sbrlaw.us

Direct:  262-547-0555

Steve is an attorney with the SBR Law Group with extensive practice background in estate planning, probate, small business work, real estate and litigation.

Steve helps clients with clear, accurate, sensible and organized planning of their legal affairs and issues.

Steve provides clients estate plans which help protect them while they are alive and plan for distributions to the next generation or charities. He helps small businesses with contracts, business planning, non-competition agreements, purchases and sales and many other issues that affect the day to day work of a small business. In the real estate field he will help with buying or selling a home, commercial property or developing a condominium and advising home owners and condominium associations.

Steve’s goal is to provide clients with the legal help they need and to lower the stress that so many legal matters can bring.


  • Marquette University Law School, 1978 (J.D.)
  • Marquette University, 1974 (B.S. Business)


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • All State of Wisconsin Courts
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • AV Rating (highest professional ethical rating through peer review)

Activities/Professional Positions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • First Board of Governors
    • Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputes (Chair) (District Committee Chair)
    • Wisconsin Lawyers Fund for Client Protection (Chair)
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Election Policies Committee (Chair)
    • Office of Lawyer Regulation (District Committee Chair)
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Board
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (President)
    • Bench Bar Liaison Committee
  • Waukesha County Circuit Court
    • Case Flow Management Committee

Other Professional Activities

  • National Moot Court Competition (competition judge)
  • Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Competition (competition judge)

Civic/Community Service

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
    • Board of Trustees (Chair)
    • Foundation Board (Chair)
  • United Way for Waukesha County
    • Professional Division Campaign (Chair)
    • Leadership Circle Committee
  • LindenGrove Foundation
    • Board of Directors
  • Waukesha County Community Foundation
    • Advisory Committee
    • Membership Committee (Chair)
  • Waukesha Noon Rotary Club
    • Board of Directors (President)
  • The Women’s Center, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
  • Waukesha Economic Growth Corporation
    • Board of Directors
  • Waukesha Catholic School System
    • Board of Directors
  • Religious Education Instructor


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Speaker
    • State Bar Annual Convention
    • Continuing Legal Education Seminars
    • Various local Bar Association presentations
  • Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce
    • “Ask the Experts”
  • Waukesha and New Berlin Public Schools
    • High School and Middle School Speaker
  • Wisconsin Defense Bulletin “Combined Comparative Negligence-a Need for Serious Thought”
  • Memorial Award granted by Catholic Memorial High School for outstanding community service