Judy O'Connell

Milwaukee Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Family Law
  • Mediation/ADR
  • Guardianship


  • Marquette University Law School J.D., 1986 Delta Theta Phi
  • Mount Mary College, BS, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Mediator, Family Mediation Center
  • Mediator, Milwaukee County Family Court Services
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member, Bench Bar Committee, 1993-1995; LRIS Committee 2008-present)
  • Society of Family Lawyers

Community Activities

  • VP of St. Vincent de Paul Conference
  • Eucharistic Minister, Christ King Parish
  • Volunteer for ALS and American Lung Association


  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Achievements

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America - Family Law, Family Law Mediation, 2018
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell - Highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Lawyer Referral Information Service Committee
  • Authored Articles on family law for Today's Wisconsin Woman
  • Frequently appointed by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judges to serve as guardian ad litem for minor children