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Christy A. Brooks


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Christy A. Brooks


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    (414) 238-6517

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    411 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

Christy Brooks serves as Counsel to the firm where she focuses on school and family law, and litigation techniques. Her previous work for school districts had a special emphasis on state and federal laws affecting pupil matters including discipline and special education. In the family law area, in addition to divorce and paternity, her work included Collaborative Divorce cases.

Her civic activities have included: Board of Directors: Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Greater Milwaukee Voluntary Action Center, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Task Force on Family Violence (President). She is a member of the Milwaukee County Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN). She also was a member of the City of Milwaukee and Madison Boards of Zoning Appeals. Christy has served as past secretary to the McKinley Elementary PTA, and as past secretary to the Milwaukee Wellesley Club. She was a member of the Wauwatosa Civil Service Commission for ten years (Chair from 2002-2004). She also worked with the Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Committee to reduce infant mortality.

Resume of Christy Brooks

  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1977
  • Wellesley College; University of Wisconsin, B.A., with honors, 1974

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Ozaukee County Bar Associations (Treasurer)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Association for Women Lawyers
  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Milwaukee Barristers' Club (Chancellor)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law (2014-2024)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2006, 2008, 2010-2023)
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • George Tipler Award for Distinguished Service in School Law, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (2019)
  • Association for Women Lawyers, Annual Pro Bono Award (2010)
  • Exceptional Pro Bono Advocacy Award, Legal Action of Wisconsin (2009)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Initiative (2008)
  • "Leader in the Law", Wisconsin Law Journal (2007)
  • "Woman of Influence", Milwaukee Business Journal (2001)

  • Emily Brooks Foundation, Board of Directors

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