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Attorney Margaret O'Connor


Attorney Margaret O'Connor - Wisconsin Illinois Family Law Expert Attorney Margaret O’Connor was born and raised in Elm Grove, Wisconsin and graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha County. She attended the University of Kentucky from 1987 to 1991 and graduated with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Philosophy. In the fall of 1991, and unsure of the direction of her career at that time, she attended the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, GA. From 1991 to 1997, she worked for prominent law firms in Atlanta and Milwaukee.

She attended Marquette University in 1997 and graduated in 2000. During law school, O'Connor clerked for Dean Howard Eisenberg of Marquette University Law School, assisting with criminal appeals and for Wisconsin State Public Defenders office representing defendants in the trial courts.

Upon graduation from law school, O'Connor worked as an associate in the Milwaukee area with a practice focusing in the areas of general practice, divorce and family law, and criminal defense. After cultivating a specific interest in family law and domestic related offenses, Attorney O'Connor broke off to form her own private practice in Racine, Wisconsin. In 2003, she formed O'Connor & Nelson Law Offices and now focuses solely on family law, guardianships, and the defense of those charged with a domestic related crimes.

Attorney O'Connor is licensed to practice law in both Wisconsin and Illinois. She practices predominately in Racine, Kenosha and Lake Counties, but will also accept cases in Milwaukee, Walworth and McHenry Counties. Lawyer O'Connor is your trusted advisor during difficult times.



Areas of Practice

Attorney O’Connor provides trusted legal representation in all areas of family law, including but not limited to:

  •  Divorce
  •  Paternity
  •  Annulment
  •  Legal Separation
  •  Grandparent Rights
  •  Custody and Physical Placement
  •  Child Support, Maintenance and Family Support
  •  Termination of Parental Rights
  •  Adoption
  •  Children in Need of Protective Services
  •  Juveniles in Need of Protective Services
  •  Adoption
  •  All Post-Judgment Matters

Licensed to Practice:

  •  State of Wisconsin
  •  State of Illinois
  •  United States District Court - Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  •  United States Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit Court

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Certified Mediation Services for Divorce and Child Custody Cases
  • Specialized training in Collaborative Divorce and a member of the Collaborative Family Counsel of Wisconsin 

Professional Memberships:

Margaret O'Connor - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Award - 2016

  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Racine County Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Collaborative Family Council of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Volunteer, Wills for Heroes
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Award - 2016
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