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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
Donations moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@eta1558272084nod1558272084
Employment Opportunities moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@yol1558272084pme1558272084
Foreclosure Mediation moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@noi1558272084taide1558272084m1558272084
General Information moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@noi1558272084tseuq1558272084
Student Internships moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@pih1558272084snret1558272084ni1558272084
Volunteer Opportunities moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@sre1558272084etnul1558272084ov1558272084

Hotlines

Contact Type Phone
Foreclosure Intake Hotline (414) 727-5373
Low-Income Tax Clinic (888) 565-8135

Administration

Name Job Title Phone
Christina Cooper Human Resources Manager (414) 727-5355 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@rep1558272084oocc1558272084
Colleen Foley Executive Director (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@yel1558272084ofc1558272084
Norma Guerra Receptionist (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@noi1558272084tpece1558272084r1558272084
Brian J. Kemper Office Manager (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@rep1558272084mekb1558272084

Civil Division

Name Job Title Phone
Karen Bauer Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@reu1558272084abk1558272084
Andrew Yamanaka Belter LITC Director & QTE (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ret1558272084leba1558272084
Karen Dardy Chief Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ydr1558272084adk1558272084
Marisol González Castillo Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@zel1558272084aznog1558272084m1558272084
Joseph Riepenhoff Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ffo1558272084hnepe1558272084irj1558272084
Yu Ha Kim Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@mik1558272084y1558272084
Pete Koneazny Litigation Director (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ynz1558272084aenok1558272084p1558272084
Pedro Hernandez Community Redevelopment Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@zed1558272084nanre1558272084hp1558272084
Nicole Penegor Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@rog1558272084enepn1558272084
Riad El-Azem Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@mez1558272084a-ler1558272084
Nicholas Toman Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@nam1558272084otn1558272084
Tony Schmitz Paralegal (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@zti1558272084mhcst1558272084
Aisha Ware Legal Assistant (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@era1558272084wa1558272084

Family Court

Name Job Title Phone
Amber Raffeet August Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@tee1558272084ffara1558272084
Fiona F. Awe Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ewa1558272084f1558272084
Karen Kotecki Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ikc1558272084etokk1558272084
Carmen Ortiz Chief Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@zit1558272084roc1558272084
Amy Sanchez Assessment Professional (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@zeh1558272084cnasa1558272084
Mirian Velazquez Legal Assistant (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@zeu1558272084qzale1558272084vm1558272084
Julie Whitney Staff Attorney (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@yen1558272084tihwj1558272084

Mental Health Law

Name Job Title Phone
Diana Pitkaranta GAIN Project Coordinator (414) 727-5300 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@atn1558272084arakt1558272084ipd1558272084

Children's Court

Name Job Title Phone
Anne Marie Abell Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@lle1558272084baa1558272084
Andrew Boden Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ned1558272084oba1558272084
Lisa Bennett Legal Assistant (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@tte1558272084nnebl1558272084
Julie Rozek-Brady Social Worker (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@yda1558272084rbkez1558272084orj1558272084
Peter Bruce Volunteer Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.s1558272084yenro1558272084ttakd1558272084@ecur1558272084bp1558272084
Kelsey Burazin Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@niz1558272084arubk1558272084
Christie Christie Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@eit1558272084sirhc1558272084c1558272084
Deb Fohr Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@rho1558272084fd1558272084
Yolanda Gauna Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@anu1558272084agy1558272084
Donna Hibbler Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@rel1558272084bbihd1558272084
Sue Johnson Legal Assistant (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@nos1558272084nhojs1558272084
Julian B Lacera Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@are1558272084calj1558272084
David Kachelski Social Worker (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@iks1558272084lehca1558272084kd1558272084
Donna Lee Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@eel1558272084d1558272084
Linnea Matthiesen Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@nes1558272084eihtt1558272084aml1558272084
Sue Mouthey Office Manager (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@yeh1558272084tuoms1558272084
Patrick J Leo Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@oel1558272084p1558272084
Courtney Roelandts Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@std1558272084naleo1558272084rc1558272084
Kathy Teague Assessment Professional (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@eug1558272084aetk1558272084
Deanna Weiss Chief Staff Attorney (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@ssi1558272084ewd1558272084
Marcy Wichman Social Worker (414) 257-7159 moc.e1558272084ekuaw1558272084limsa1558272084l@nam1558272084hciwm1558272084

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.