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Peggy L. Podell has practiced exclusively in the area of family law for over 28 years.  She focuses her practice on helping individuals facing family law issues make informed decisions about their future.  She educates clients on the applicable law and dispute resolution options available and helps them select the process that is best suited to meet their individual needs and goals.

 Representation options provided by Attorney Podell include traditional litigation, collaborative divorce, and mediation in the areas of divorce, paternity, post-judgment matters, and premarital and post-marital agreements.

 Attorney Podell served on the faculty, of the American Bar Association Family Law Section's Trial Advocacy Institute in 1990, 1991 and 1992.  She is a certified mediator with over 100 hours of mediation training.  In addition to her litigation practice, Attorney Podell serves as a mediator for the Milwaukee Family Court Mediation Services and the Ozaukee County Family Court Services. 

Attorney Podell is past chair of the America Bar Association Section of Family Law (2004-05) and of the Wisconsin Bar Family Law Section (1997-98), served as a Director of the Cooperative Divorce Institute (2004-09), and is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (2004-present). Attorney Podell has lectured throughout the county and authored numerous articles on family law topics ranging from ethics to marital agreements to tax-related issues.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
  2. Mediation: 20%
  3. Prenuptials: 10%


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Contact info

Peggy L Podell Attorney At Law

10850 W. Park Place
Suite 540
Milwaukee, WI, 53224


WIGood Standing198603/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2015
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2014
Leading Lawyers - Family LawM:Milwaukee2014
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2014
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2013
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Family Law practice areaBest Lawyers in America2007
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Family LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalPeggy L. Podell, Attorney at Law2005 - Present
PartnerPodell & Podell1986 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of CourtMaster2010 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinMember2004 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2004 - 2005
Cooperative Divorce InstituteBoard of Directors2004 - 2009
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionChair1997 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Section of Family LawThe 1040 Handbook: A Guide to Income & Asset Discovery1993
Wisconsin Journal of Famly LawThe Use of Federal Tax Returns in Discovery1991
Divorce LitigationCommunity Property Alert "In re Marriage of Haack"1990
Community Property JournalThe Effectiveness of Marital Agreements at the Time of Divorce: The Wisconsin Apporach1987
Marquette Law ReviewEnhanced Value of a Closely Held Corporation at the Time of Divoorce: What Role will Wisconsin's Marital Property Act Play?1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National CLE ConferenceEthics2015
National CLE ConferenceEthics2014
National CLE ConferenceEthics2013
Door County ConferenceCase Law Update2007
Oregon Family Law Section ConferenceThe Year in Family Law 2004-05: Past Currents, Future Trends2005
Milwaukee Bar Association, Family SectionTax Tips & Reminders2004
Family Law ConferenceThe Ethical Family Lawyer2002
Family Law ConferenceSelected Family Law Related Tax Issues2000
American Bar Assoication Annual ConventionIRS Related Resources2000