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Patricia K. Hammel

Patricia K. Hammel

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Divorce & Separation, Wills & Living Wills, Marriage & Prenuptials

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 45%
    33 years, 600 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    33 years, 400 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    34 years, 500 cases
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    30 years, 100 cases
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    32 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($140-180/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • J Steven House

    I endorse this lawyer because I've had the opportunity to see her tireless work, effort and strategic wisdom in litigating several civil cases related to citations issued to peaceful protesters by the capitol police. Attorney Hammel went above and beyond in not only handling her client's cases with skill, but also providing guidance for many defendants who were not able to obtain counsel and helping the coordinate the legal strategies of many attorneys.


    J House Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bret G. Nason

    Attorney Hammel is a well-respected debtors' attorney. She is a frequent presenter at seminars and she often helps other attorneys with problems posted on our local listserv. Her responses always show a thorough understanding of the Bankruptcy Code, state law, and case law. I endorse Patricia with no reservations.


    Bret Nason Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

16 N Carroll St # 500
Madison, WI, 53703-2773



WIGood Standing198103/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney of The MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHerrick & Kasdorf LLP2006 - Present
Associate attorneyBaner & Associates2003 - 2006
Staff AttorneyKing Street Law Collective1985 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Office of Patricia Hammel1981 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights SectionMember1995 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Legal Association for WomenMember1990 - Present
National Lawyer's GuildLocal chapter president1977 - 1979

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re FrazierExemption of social security benefits allowed
In the Matter of Stefanie KuehnUniversity in contempt for holding transcripts

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of WisconsinN/Alaw1980
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistoryBA1977
Grinnell CollegeHstory, ArtN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Bankruptcy UpdateChapter 13 Means Test after Lanning2011
Western District Bankruptcy Bar Lunchstudent loan discharge in bankruptcy and stay violations2009
LAW Pro Bono Family Law TrainingBankruptcy and divorce2009