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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
  • Tel: (414) 727-5300
  • Fax: (414) 291-5488

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
Donations
Employment Opportunities
General Information
Student Internships
Volunteer Opportunities

Hotlines

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

Administration

Name Job Title Phone
Christina Cooper Human Resources Manager (414) 727-5300
Colleen Foley Executive Director (414) 727-5300
Norma Guerra Receptionist (414) 727-5300
Brian J. Kemper Office Manager (414) 727-5300

Civil Division

Name Job Title Phone
Karen Bauer Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Andrew Yamanaka Belter LITC Director & QTE (414) 727-5300
Kathleen Conterio Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Joseph Riepenhoff Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Yu Ha Kim Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Pete Koneazny Chief Staff Attorney/Litigation Director (414) 727-5300
Pedro Hernandez Community Redevelopment Attorney (414) 727-5300
Nicole Penegor Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Riad El-Azem Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Roberto Guerra Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Christa Seymour Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Nicholas Toman Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Tony Schmitz Paralegal (414) 727-5300
Aisha Ware Legal Assistant (414) 727-5300

Family Court

Name Job Title Phone
Amber Raffeet August Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Marco R. Bichanich Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Carmen Ortiz Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Amy Sanchez Assessment Professional (414) 727-5300
Shannon Strombom Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300
Mirian Velazquez Legal Assistant (414) 727-5300
Julie Whitney Staff Attorney, Supervisor (414) 727-5300

Mental Health Law

Name Job Title Phone
Diana Pitkaranta GAIN Project Coordinator (414) 727-5300

Children's Court

Name Job Title Phone
Anne Marie Abell Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Andrew Boden Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Lisa Bennett Legal Assistant (414) 257-7159
Peter Bruce Volunteer Attorney (414) 257-7159
Dainey M Thomas Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Deb Fohr Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Yolanda Gauna Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Donna Hibbler Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159
Julian B Lacera Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
David Kachelski Social Worker (414) 257-7159
Donna Lee Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159
Linnea Matthiesen Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Sue Mouthey Office Manager (414) 257-7159
Jay Fucilla Paralegal (414) 257-7159
Patrick J Leo Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Courtney Roelandts Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Terreea Shropshire Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Mai Chao Thao Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Kathy Teague Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159
Deanna Weiss Chief Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159
Marcy Wichman Social Worker (414) 257-7159

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.