Regarded By Our Peers

Recommended By People You Trust

Joseph A. Bielinski, of counsel

“Joe’s counseling, guidance and wisdom in handling my parents’ estate was done professionally and painlessly. It was reassuring to know he had such an understanding of the situation and had done so much groundwork to make it easy.”
— Cecile Otte Pernica, client

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning/Probate, Business Transactions, Non-Profit Organizations, Real Estate Transactions

Whether you are starting out in life or preparing for retirement, the legal decisions you make will affect your success. Joe, named as an Accredited Estate Planner® by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, has been helping his clients through the intricacies of estate planning, probate and business transactions for more than 30 years. His actions help clients plan for critical issues in their personal and business lives before they become problems. Joe was voted as the “Top Lawyer” in Wills, Trusts, and Estates by Fox Cities Magazine, has been included in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers® listing for estate planning and probate by Law & Politics, and has received the highest rating for ethics and legal ability—AV Preeminent®—from Martindale-Hubbell, a national peer review organization. Joe, a Shareholder in the firm, has spent his entire career as an attorney with Menn Law Firm, Ltd.

Admitted to Practice

State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
U.S. Tax Court
Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Outagamie County Bar Association
National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Fox Valley Estate Planning Council


President of Fox Valley Estate Planning Council, 1993-1994
Chairman of Community Blood Center Board, 1987-1991
Vice-Chairman of Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, 2002-2003
President of Peabody Manor, 1989-1992
President of George F. Peabody Foundation, 2003-2006


University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh, B.S. 1973, summa cum laude
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 1977, cum laude


“I understand that estate and business planning involves some of the most personal and important aspects of my clients’ lives, and my first step in any engagement is to listen. I then recommend the tools and techniques that will accomplish their objectives in a tax efficient manner, with the least amount of involvement with the courts. This is a complex area of the law, and I take the time in client meetings to explain the documents in plain English, along with the use of charts and graphs, to make sure that the plan is understood.”