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Judith O. O’Connell

Judith O. O’Connell

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Biography

Attorney Judy O'Connell is an experienced lawyer who has handled hundreds of divorces and other family law matters over the course of her career. She takes the time to understand her clients and their needs to find legal solutions tailored to their needs. She offers a variety of options for a client to select from that will best suit their circumstances and achieve their goals. These options include litigation, mediation, collaborative divorce, and more. Her compassionate approach to the case helps her client through the most difficult of circumstances and serves to keep the emotional and financial cost to a minimum.

Judy is a proud graduate of Marquette University Law School. She is married with 3 adult children and an active member of the greater Milwaukee community. She is a volunteer lawyer at the Marquette legal clinic and the president of the St. Vincent de Paul conference at Christ King parish in Wauwatosa.

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
  • Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Major: Biology and Public Relations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Mediation, UW-Milwaukee, 2013

Membership & Leadership Positions

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, 1986 to Present
  • Waukesha Bar Association, 2015 to Present
  • State Bar of WI, Board member of Dispute Resolution, 2019 to Present

Past Positions

  • von Briesen & Roper, Lawyer, 2018 to 2021
  • Petersono Johnson & Murray, Lawyer, 1999 to 2017

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Milwaukee Justice Center, 2014 to Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of WI, 2019 to Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Family Mediation, UW-Milwaukee, 2015 to 2019

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law Mediation, 2019