Attorney Fred D. Hollenbeck

Retired / Of Counsel

After 50 years of outstanding service, Fred Hollenbeck retired from the practice of law on September 1, 2017. Fred continues to serve Of Counsel to the firm, but has ceased advising and representing individual clients.

Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin, 1964
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1969
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (Chicago), 1984
United States Supreme Court, 1995
Ho-Chunk Nation Bar Association, 1998


J.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1967
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1964

Positions Held

Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C., Mauston, WI Attorney, 1967 - 2017
City of Mauston
  • City Attorney, 1972-1975
  • Mauston Housing Authority, 1970-2000
Town Attorney for several townships in Juneau County and Sauk County
School District attorney for four area school districts
Interim Sauk County Corporation Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

Wisconsin Bar Association: 1964 - Present
  • Litigation Section member: 1967 - Present
  • Family Law Section member: 1967 - Present
  • Municipal Law Section member: 1967 - Present
Juneau County Bar Association: 1967 - Present
  • President: 1974-76

Significant Cases Handled

  • Juneau County Little Yellow Drainage District, 2013 WI App 94, 349 Wis.2d 524, 835 N.W.2d 290 (2013), (successfully defeated attempt to dissolve a Drainage District)
  • Estate of Christopherson, 256 Wis. (2d) 969 (2002), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (evidence, probate, joint bank account)
  • State of Wisconsin v. Revels, 221 Wis. (2d) 315 (1997), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (constitutional law, criminal defense)
  • Paternity of Jasmine J.E. v. John E.P., 198 Wis. (2d) 114 (1995), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (paternity and child support)
  • Klinefelter v. Dutch, 161 Wis. (2d) 28 (1991), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (real estate, adverse possession)
  • Kimpton v. New Lisbon School District, 138 Wis. (2d) 226 (1987), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (personal injury, municipal law and federal 1983 case)
  • Pronger v. O'Dell, 127 Wis. (2d) 292 (1985), Wisconsin Court of Appeals (discrimination, police misconduct)
  • Hutchins v. Murphy Motor Freight, 331 NW (2d) 761 (1983) - Minnesota Supreme Court (plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death and worker's compensation)
  • Dixon v. Dixon, 107 Wis. (2d) 492 (1982), Wisconsin Supreme Court (divorce and maintenance)

Community Involvement

Mauston Lions Club, Past President
Mauston Jaycees, Past President
Mauston High School Tennis Coach
Mauston Housing Authority, Past Chairman