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Michelle B. Fitzgerald
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Michelle B. Fitzgerald

Practice areas:

Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate

About Me

Educating clients on their options surrounding their legal matters is an important part of my service to clients. Choosing a method to proceed is also an important discussion with clients. This includes alternative dispute resolution such as divorce mediation and collaborative law, both of which I greatly enjoy. Clients appreciate the creative solutions that come from such alternative approaches and which generally benefit both parties. Most clients note that while divorce is a difficult time, working together through mediation or the collaborative process made the proceedings bearable and yielded better-than-expected results, with long-term benefits. Intangible benefits such as learning to be active listeners and problem solvers together carry with them as they communicate in the future on family matters. Clients state they wouldn’t have done it any other way.

In 2011, I was awarded the prestigious Women in Law Award from the Wisconsin Law Journal. I am the immediate past Chair of the Board for the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau, and continue as a board member since 2006. I also enjoy being an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School teaching Mediation Advocacy, since 2012. 

Specialties include: Divorce, mediation, collaborative law, post-divorce litigation, business start-ups, probate, estate planning, guardianships, real estate and consumer law matters.


 


I am always happy to answer some questions. So feel free to give us a call at 262-432-3600. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    15 years, 325 cases
  2. Mediation: 30%
    15 years, 103 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    15 years, 235 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    15 years, 125 cases
  5. Probate: 10%
    9 years, 90 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Rachel Renae Craig

    Attorney Fitgerald is a compassionate and committed attorney - I had the pleasure of taking her course at Marquette Law School and admire her approach to the practice of law. She is a contemporary in her field and offers clients a unique and wholesome representation. Anyone would be lucky to her as their counsel.

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    Rachel Craig Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cheryl A. Gemignani

    I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is a true innovator. She was one of the first law firms to offer un-bundled legal services which allowed clients to self select their level and expense of attorney involvement. I appreciate her skill set in working diligently to find cost effective solutions which meet her client's interests and allows them to maintain their privacy and dignity.

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    Cheryl Gemignani Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Horizons Law Group, LLC

611 N. Barker Road, Suite 209
Brookfield, WI, 53045

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing200003/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading Lawyers 2015M Magazine / Avvo2015
Women in Law HonoreeWisconsin Law Journal2011
Innovator of the Year - FinalistWI Law Journal / Daily Reporter2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMarquette University Law School2011 - Present
Attorney / OwnerHorizons Law Group, LLC2000 - Present
ClerkMilwaukee County Childrens Court1999 - 1999

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Better Business BureauBoard Member2006 - Present
Wauwatosa Business Improvement DistrictFormer Board Member2006 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Better Business BureauPast ChairN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
High Income/High Net Worth DivorceSuccessful outcome with increased support and further division of assets with some attorney fees also paid
MediationAll issues settled, from child placement to support and property division

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Solo & Small Firms Newsletter (State Bar of Wisconsin)Is offering unbundled legal services right for you?2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLaw DegreeJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Wisconsin, MadisonEducationBS - Bachelor of Science, Math Teacher1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Milwaukee Bar Association, CLE CommitteeForeclosure & the Elderly2014
WI Solo & Small Firms CLEUnbundled or Al a Carte Legal Services2009