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Chelsea Williamson

Child custody Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Chelsea L. Williamson

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Learn Chelsea’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Your child is the most important thing in your world. A Cordell & Cordell family attorney will fight to maximize your role in your children’s lives.

  2. Child support
    Traditionally, something the parent with less custody would pay to the other parent. A Cordell & Cordell attorney will work to preserve your financial interests and the interests of your children.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Whether you are facing a contested divorce or uncontested divorce our family law attorneys will work with you to outline your divorce goals and prepare you for your case.

  4. Family
    Cordell & Cordell exclusively practices family law with a focus on men’s divorce, child custody, paternity, and modifications. Our divorce attorneys focus on family law, allowing them to have a deeper understanding of the family court system.

Milwaukee lawyer Chelsea L. Williamson’s primary motivation in practicing family law is to help people in especially trying situations.

Emotions are heightened in family law cases, so Ms. Williamson provides her clients with a source of stability and always looks out for their best interest.

“Family law was appealing because of the combination of the legal aspect with the therapeutic aspect,” Ms. Williamson said. “So many of our clients just want someone to listen to them and tell them that their feelings are valid.”

Ms. Williamson has the unique ability to both listen and empathize. At the end of the day, she is honest about the situation facing each of her clients, but she also always is available if they simply need to vent.

“I believe I am able to connect with clients and let them know that I hear what they feel and what they want and that I understand where they are coming from,” Ms. Williamson said. “Even what they feel or want is legally not in their best interest, I want them to know that I understand and will help guide them to the best possible solution.

“The legal process works at its own pace, but it will all come together in the end. I’m here to help them 100% of the way even beyond the pleadings and the court hearings. I am here to listen to their concerns, help them figure out what they ultimately want and do the stressing and the worrying for them. I am also here to make sure they are not taken advantage of.”

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Licensed for 10 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 03/05/2023

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

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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
Attorney Williamson is an extremely intelligent, dedicated and detail oriented lawyer. Complimenting her vast knowledge of the legal system is her above par interpersonal skills which made difficult situations, such as my divorce, bearable. She was extremely organized and made me feel as if I was in control of the outcome of my case. She worked completely around my schedule, even meeting with me on the weekends. She kept me continuously updated on the status of my case. Never once did she make me chase her down. Divorces are extremely sensitive and difficult, especially when children are involved, but she handled my feelings delicately and wanted only the best outcome for me and my children. I highly recommend her to anyone going through any kind of legal situation. It is without a doubt that Ms. Williamson is deserving of her high standing in the legal community.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
Criminal Defense Client
I hired Ms. Williamson after meeting with three other attorneys. She immediately impressed me with her legal knowledge of my situation and her professionalism. She was also very honest about the potential consequences I was facing. Throughout my ordeal she always took my calls and thoroughly answered any questions or concerns I had. From our very first meeting I felt very comfortable knowing my case was in her hands, especially when the other lawyer involved was trying to complicate matters. In the end, I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. I was also very impressed with the way Ms. Williamson handled our time in the courtroom despite the unprofessionalism of the other lawyer. I highly recommend Ms. Williamson to anyone who needs an attorney. She will not disappoint you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2014
Criminal misdemeanor
After talking with a bunch of lawyers, I've hired Chelsea even though knowing it was her first year practicing because I thought she could do the same for me like other attorneys I have talked to. I put my confidence in her until she failed me in court as she was NOT aggressive enough towards the DA. Even though she's a smart lawyer, and I liked her as a person but I'd not hire her. I knew someone who has hired Ron Sonderhouse, Chelsea's firm/partner and he was also incompetent according to him. Though thanks to Chelsea's lack of experience, my new lawyer was able to reopen my case and got my old charge dismissed. I just wish that she would do what my new lawyer did for me that way I wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. Oh live and learn, I guess. I strongly urge people to hire Milwaukee lawyers for your Waukesha cases instead of going with Waukesha lawyers. Don't get stuck into believing that since lawyers are from the same county as your case then it's better because they know the county better. That's a false statement as they wont be aggressive enough against the DA on your behalf.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Client Development Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2016 - Present
  • Document Reviewer
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Catholic Charities Legal Services
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Jeffrey Hynes & Associates, S.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
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  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Universite de Paris I
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009
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  • Waukesha County Teen Court
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2015 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Co-Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Waukesha County Juvenile Law Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Mock Trial
  • Attorney Advisor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Criminal Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association Juvenile Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Junior League of Milwaukee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Berlin Teen Court
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rated in Divorce and Family Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2015
  • 2015 Leadership Development Summit Nominee and Participant
  • State Bar of Wisconsin's Leadership Development Committee
  • 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rookie of the Year Award
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Society
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2012
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Milwaukee Child custody Lawyer Chelsea Williamson
Chelsea Williamson
Child custody Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 10 years