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The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee provides free legal assistance to needy Milwaukee County residents. If you have questions or would like to consult with an attorney please follow our get help guide. Note all Court Appointed Services are assigned by a judge.  Legal Aid is not permitted to take clients for these services without a judicial appointment.

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Downtown Office
728 N. James Lovell Street Third Floor North Suite
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Hours: MonFri, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Children’s Court Office
10201 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • Tel: (414) 257-7159
  • Fax: (414) 257-7742

Hours: MonFri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

General Contacts

Contact Type
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Hotlines

Contact Type Phone
Low-Income Tax Clinic (888) 565-8135

Administration

Name Job Title Phone
Christina Cooper Human Resources Manager (414) 727-5355 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@rep1560884062oocc1560884062
Colleen Foley Executive Director (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@yel1560884062ofc1560884062
Norma Guerra Receptionist (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@noi1560884062tpece1560884062r1560884062
Brian J. Kemper Office Manager (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@rep1560884062mekb1560884062

Civil Division

Name Job Title Phone
Karen Bauer Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@reu1560884062abk1560884062
Andrew Yamanaka Belter LITC Director & QTE (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ret1560884062leba1560884062
Marisol González Castillo Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@zel1560884062aznog1560884062m1560884062
Joseph Riepenhoff Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ffo1560884062hnepe1560884062irj1560884062
Yu Ha Kim Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@mik1560884062y1560884062
Pete Koneazny Litigation Director (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ynz1560884062aenok1560884062p1560884062
Pedro Hernandez Community Redevelopment Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@zed1560884062nanre1560884062hp1560884062
Nicole Penegor Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@rog1560884062enepn1560884062
Riad El-Azem Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@mez1560884062a-ler1560884062
Nicholas Toman Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@nam1560884062otn1560884062
Tony Schmitz Paralegal (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@zti1560884062mhcst1560884062
Aisha Ware Legal Assistant (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@era1560884062wa1560884062

Family Court

Name Job Title Phone
Amber Raffeet August Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@tee1560884062ffara1560884062
Fiona F. Awe Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ewa1560884062f1560884062
Karen Kotecki Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ikc1560884062etokk1560884062
Carmen Ortiz Chief Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@zit1560884062roc1560884062
Amy Sanchez Assessment Professional (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@zeh1560884062cnasa1560884062
Mirian Velazquez Legal Assistant (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@zeu1560884062qzale1560884062vm1560884062
Julie Whitney Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@yen1560884062tihwj1560884062

Mental Health Law

Name Job Title Phone
Diana Pitkaranta GAIN Project Coordinator (414) 727-5300 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@atn1560884062arakt1560884062ipd1560884062

Children's Court

Name Job Title Phone
Anne Marie Abell Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@lle1560884062baa1560884062
Andrew Boden Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ned1560884062oba1560884062
Lisa Bennett Legal Assistant (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@tte1560884062nnebl1560884062
Julie Rozek-Brady Social Worker (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@yda1560884062rbkez1560884062orj1560884062
Peter Bruce Volunteer Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.s1560884062yenro1560884062ttakd1560884062@ecur1560884062bp1560884062
Kelsey Burazin Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@niz1560884062arubk1560884062
Christie Christie Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@eit1560884062sirhc1560884062c1560884062
Deb Fohr Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@rho1560884062fd1560884062
Yolanda Gauna Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@anu1560884062agy1560884062
Donna Hibbler Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@rel1560884062bbihd1560884062
Sue Johnson Legal Assistant (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@nos1560884062nhojs1560884062
Julian B Lacera Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@are1560884062calj1560884062
David Kachelski Social Worker (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@iks1560884062lehca1560884062kd1560884062
Donna Lee Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@eel1560884062d1560884062
Linnea Matthiesen Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@nes1560884062eihtt1560884062aml1560884062
Sue Mouthey Office Manager (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@yeh1560884062tuoms1560884062
Patrick J Leo Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@oel1560884062p1560884062
Courtney Roelandts Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@std1560884062naleo1560884062rc1560884062
Kathy Teague Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@eug1560884062aetk1560884062
Deanna Weiss Chief Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@ssi1560884062ewd1560884062
Marcy Wichman Social Worker (414) 257-7159 moc.e1560884062ekuaw1560884062limsa1560884062l@nam1560884062hciwm1560884062

Important Notice

The mere act of contacting the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Before being accepted as a client you must complete our intake process so that we can: (1) assess your financial eligibility, (2) determine this is a case Legal Aid can handle, and (3) ensure that your case does not pose a conflict of interest with past or present clients. Read our Get Help guide to get started.