|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society||Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission||2016|
|2014 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society||Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission||2015|
|Student Funded Public Interest Fellowship||Northwestern University School of Law||1983|
|Attorney||Johnson Law Offices, S.C.||2012 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||N/A||1984 - Present|
|Northwestern University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
Posted by ashlie fugere
From the very beginning, Geri was upfront, friendly and very empathetic on my situation - my ex husband and I had split three years prior, but never went through the actual divorce process. There was an incident that had happened to kind of kick start everything into motion, and I was in dire need to find someone who would represent myself and my son's best interests, and hopefully help me get me the majority of what I was looking for. That is exactly what I got with Geri - other lawyers I spoke to wanted $2300 upfront for the retainer fee, which being a single mom isn't really possible - Geri had a very reasonable and affordable retainer fee - others straight up told me because my ex was in the military, he would get full custody of my son and that I was "screwed" - Geri said that was BS and the courts have to fairly look at both sides - and other lawyers didn't even show up for the appointment I hade for the initial consult - Geri had picked the place for the consult by my house and sat with me for as long as I needed, explaining everything in depth (she was kind enough to have an initial phone consult, after returning my call that same day, and was on the phone with me for over an hour while I explained everything!)
The process itself went pretty smoothly - before I had met with Geri, I tried to get everything into place that was needed, and got all the documentation for her so she didn't have to do much initially except make a few phone calls and send some things out. Once the first court date was down, she explained there might have to be a fourth one down the line and explained everything that would probably happen in the next few months - she commended me for being a great parent, being compliant the courts during the entire thing, and showing that my son's best interest was in mind (versus his father's, but that is another story for another time). I was even able to email and text her throughout the months with questions and concerns, and she welcomed it - there was NO extra charge, which was amazing as some lawyers charge by the hour.
Geri was so extremely helpful, insightful, ethical, fast thinking and well organized! I am SO glad she was able to take me on a client - I got to keep sole custody of my son, along with a few other things to my family's benefit. I really enjoyed working along side her to finally get my divorce taken care of once and for all - she made the entire thing very, very smooth. Despite that fact that I was scared of my ex, Geri held her ground and (politely) called him on his BS every single time which was SO comforting to know she was in my corner 110%.
If I were to ever get married and have to get another divorce (lets hope not haha), I would definitely have Geri represent me again! She is a wonderful person, and an exceptional lawyer! She made sure everything was done in a very professional and timely manner (it only took 6 months from start to finish with everything!). If you are looking for a lawyer who has YOUR best interests at heart with a high willingness to work / get results, and NOT just after your money then PLEASE consider asking Geri to represent you! I can't say enough good things about her and her work. It was time and money well spent in my opinion to keep my family together. :) :) :)
Posted by anonymous
My husband & I hired Geri as our lawyer to obtain full custody of his son. She was a great lawyer, a kind person & really seems to care about her clients. She allowed us to pay her attorney fee over several months and also came to our home to meet with us about the case. She was always prepared and responded to our calls and e-mails very quickly. Mostly importantly, our case was successful! I recommend Geri to anyone who needs a great family lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
Geraldine was extremely helpful during my post divorce issues. She was always available and never made me feel like she was counting the minutes or in a rush. She explained things to me in a blunt manner that allowed me to fully understand what I should expect. Although the outcome was not what I wanted or expected to happen, I am still very happy with her help. She has also been very helpful since then.
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