Judy O’Connell is a Shareholder and Chair of the Divorce and Family Law Section. She focuses her practice on divorce, including collaborative divorce, custody/placement, support and post-judgment disputes, paternity actions and guardianships. She is a mediator for the Family Mediation Center and Milwaukee County Family Court Services and is frequently appointed by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judges to serve as guardian ad litem for minor children. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Mediation (2019) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Family Law and Family Law Mediation. Judy was awarded an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating possible.
She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is on the Board of the Dispute Resolution Section. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, and the Leander J. Foley Jr. Society of Family Lawyers.
Judy enjoys giving back to the greater Milwaukee community and currently serves as a Eucharistic minister and the president of the St. Vincent de Paul conference at Christ King parish in Wauwatosa. In addition she volunteers at the Milwaukee Justice Center’s Brief Legal Clinic, The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter and the American Lung Association.