Educate, Collaborate, Mediate, or Litigate - our services are tailored to your needsDivorce & Separation - our clients appreciate our creative solutions & education during the processMediation allows for control of the divorce with creative solutions and a new way to communicate
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Lawyers 2015||M Magazine / Avvo||2015|
|Women in Law Honoree||Wisconsin Law Journal||2011|
|Innovator of the Year - Finalist||WI Law Journal / Daily Reporter||2002|
|Adjunct Professor||Marquette University Law School||2011 - Present|
|Attorney / Owner||Horizons Law Group, LLC||2000 - Present|
|Clerk||Milwaukee County Childrens Court||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Better Business Bureau||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||Past Chair||N/A|
|Wauwatosa Business Improvement District||Former Board Member||2006 - 2009|
|Mediation||All issues settled, from child placement to support and property division|
|High Income/High Net Worth Divorce||Successful outcome with increased support and further division of assets with some attorney fees also paid|
|See all legal cases|
|Solo & Small Firms Newsletter (State Bar of Wisconsin)||Is offering unbundled legal services right for you?||2004|
|Marquette University Law School||Law Degree||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Education||BS - Bachelor of Science, Math Teacher||1991|
|Milwaukee Bar Association, CLE Committee||Foreclosure & the Elderly||2014|
|WI Solo & Small Firms CLE||Unbundled or Al a Carte Legal Services||2009|
Posted by Jeanne
Michelle represented me in a post-divorce judgment proceeding, a very complex case. She offered strategic advice right from the start and did thorough research to help the court see through my ex-husband's attempts to undervalue the marital estate and income available for support. She is very knowledgeable and well-versed in all aspects of the law and put together a great, thorough team to advance my case and win a good settlement for me and my children. She fought for us when no one else would because I didn't have funds available for a high retainer, which so many other attorneys charged. Her fee structure is affordable. On a personal level I appreciated the fact that Michelle was not only knowlegable and reliable, but also cared. I can remember being very emotional and upset about my case and she told me that everything was going to be all right. That means alot during such a stressful time in one's life when it seems like your fate and your children's welfare rests in the hands of complete strangers in the court system. I would recommend Attorney Michelle Fitzgerald a million times over. She returns phone calls, answers emails and lets you know your case is her priority. This isn't standard conduct, I wish I would have known about her before I obtained counsel in my initial divorce proceeding because she exceeds the professional standards in all capacities and I would have gotten things done right the first time if she was my attorney. She has assembled a great team at Horizons Law Office so you can be assured that your case will be well-researched and presented in court or in settlement discussions to get you and your children the best outcome possible.
Posted by Mike
I have been hiring Michelle for a number of years on post divorce proceedings. She has always been a Great Advocate for my children and I. Her no nonsense approach gets her respect from other attornies and judges.
After a period of a couple years I needed Michelle again and she remembered the case and jumped right back in.
She is worth every penny that is charged and gets results.
I would never use anyone else in my family court matters!
Rachel Laborde, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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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