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Jody L. Usow

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Attorney Jody L. Usow is an experienced litigator in Family, Civil and Criminal law. She has tried hundreds of cases in Wisconsin Circuit Courts since 1986 and specializes in these three practice areas.


  • Family Law
    Divorce, child custody, child support, placement, paternity and domestic violence/ restraining orders In addition to representing private clients, Ms. Usow is regularly appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in the interest of minor children by local Circuit and Childrens Courts and is a member of the Collaborative Law Council of Wisconsin.

  • Criminal Law
    Criminal felony and misdemeanor defense, municipal and criminal traffic defense. While Ms. Usow tries a variety of criminal and misdemeanor cases she has additonal experience in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault including both adults and minors. Cases also include drug-offences, OWI, theft and traffic.

  • Civil and Corporate Law - 
    Contract enforcement and disputes, insurance claims and defenses, general civil litigation, large and small claims actions and collections.


Attorney Usow has broad experience trying cases before juries and courts throughout Wisconsin, with a primary focus in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties. Jody has been a partner with Hickey, Turim and Usow, S.C., since 1996.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    30 years
  2. Family: 40%
    30 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    30 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven R. Kohn

    I have worked with Jody on numerous cases. She is bright, energetic, personable and aggressive when required. I highly recommend her to any person seeking superb representation.


    Steven Kohn Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Patrick R. Oszewski

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jody for over 20 years having had the pleasure of working under her direction at the start of my career. Jody is both knowledgable and a fearless advocate for her clients. I routinely refer my own clients to her in litigation matters, confident their interests will be well protected.


    Patrick Oszewski Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Jody L. Usow, Attorney at Law, S.C.

105 E. Silver Spring Drive
Milwaukee, WI, 53217


WIGood Standing198603/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentJody L. Usow, Attorney at Law, S.C.2010 - Present
PrincipalHickey, Turim and Usow, S.C.1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinMember2005 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionMember1994 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of WisconsinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MBA Eight Annual Guardian ad Litem UpdateGuardians ad Litem2009