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  1. Chapter 7: 45%
    34 years, 600 cases
  2. Chapter 13: 25%
    34 years, 400 cases
  3. Divorce: 20%
    35 years, 500 cases
  4. Prenuptials: 5%
    31 years, 100 cases
  5. Wills: 5%
    33 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($140-180/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jenna Eileen Rynes Morrison

    I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional under trying litigation circumstances. She is very knowledgeable about complicated divorce issues and she will fight until the end of trial to get a client what he or she needs. She is also very experienced in the area of bankruptcy and debt relief.


    Jenna Morrison Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J Steven House

    I endorse this lawyer because I've had the opportunity to see her tireless work, effort and strategic wisdom in litigating several civil cases related to citations issued to peaceful protesters by the capitol police. Attorney Hammel went above and beyond in not only handling her client's cases with skill, but also providing guidance for many defendants who were not able to obtain counsel and helping the coordinate the legal strategies of many attorneys.


    J House Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

16 N Carroll St # 500
Madison, WI, 53703-2773


WIGood Standing198103/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney of The MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHerrick & Kasdorf LLP2006 - Present
Associate attorneyBaner & Associates2003 - 2006
Staff AttorneyKing Street Law Collective1985 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Office of Patricia Hammel1981 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights SectionMember1995 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Legal Association for WomenMember1990 - Present
National Lawyer's GuildLocal chapter president1977 - 1979
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re FrazierExemption of social security benefits allowed
In the Matter of Stefanie KuehnUniversity in contempt for holding transcripts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistoryBA1977
Grinnell CollegeHstory, ArtN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Bankruptcy UpdateChapter 13 Means Test after Lanning2011
Western District Bankruptcy Bar Lunchstudent loan discharge in bankruptcy and stay violations2009
LAW Pro Bono Family Law TrainingBankruptcy and divorce2009