|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Law School Graduate of the Year||Rogers Inn||1981|
|Milwaukee's Top Family Law Attorneys||Milwaukee Magazine||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Family Law Section Co-Chair||2015 - 2016|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Society of Family Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc.||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|American Journal of Family Law||The Use of Paralegal Assistants in Divorce Practice||1990|
|The Milwaukee Lawyer||Moving the Residence of a Minor Child: The Impact of Wisconsin Statute 767.327||1989|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin||1986|
|University of Tulsa College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Social Work||MA - Masters||1972|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
Posted by anonymous
Pat did an excellent job with my difficult and unique situation. She was able to get me through an extremely difficult time with ease. Additionally, she was able to calm me down by thoroughly explaining my options and not making me feel as though I should just 'give in'. I would recommend Pat to my friends and family, should the need arise and would retain her again, should I need to.
Posted by Rochelle
Pat has been my go-to attorney for years following my original divorce.( I wish she had represented me then too, and perhaps, I wouldn't have needed any further trips to court). I retained her originally based on a recommendation from someone else who'd used her. Boy, were they right! My experience has been that she is supportive and knowledgeable. She listens. She also allows you to vent, explain, cry, get angry, or whatever it is that you need, while providing the solid legal expertise that is necessary to 'win' your case( Family Law has no real winners- but she gets as close to a win as possible).
Pat allowed me to make my own decisions about the case but also knew when I needed to be pulled back into reality.
I would recommend her to anyone who has a family law situation. I am just saying, if my case didn't make her retire--- she is battle tested-- and can handle anything and anyone!
She knows the law and the legal system so she will use it to her best ability to get the outcome that is right for you. One of the best there is...
Posted by Barb
I hired Pat 11 years ago for my divorce. Over the years my ex has found numerous reasons to take me to court. I have felt comfortable calling on Pat to help and she has always been a supportive, understanding advocate not only for me, but for my children. In this last go around (and I do hope it's the last), Pat aggressively pursued my side of the matter and the adverse motion brought by my ex was dismissed and I received legals fees awarded to me. I'm very happy with the results and would recommended Pat as someone that will have your back.
Susan Hansen, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Pat for over 30 years. In recent years, we have had collaborative divorce cases together. I respect Pat's legal knowledge and integrity, and I admire Pat's concern for her clients and compassion for children. Pat is always prepared and responsive; she brings great problem-solving skills and creativity to every case we have worked on together. Pat is an excellent advocate and skilled negotiator who cares about families. I enjoy and look forward to working with her again.