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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.

Location

  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation - Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Association for Women Lawyers - Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Member
  • Milwaukee Barristers’ Club - Chancellor
  • Ozaukee County Bar Associations - Treasurer
  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association - Member, Former President

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

Special Focus

  • Education

Awards:

  • George Tipler Award for Distinguished Service in School Law, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (2019)
  • "Leader in the Law", Wisconsin Law Journal (2007)
  • 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 Award (2008)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2006, 2008, 2010-2021)
  • "Woman of Influence", Milwaukee Business Journal (2001)

Civic Activities

Board of Directors: Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Greater Milwaukee Voluntary Action Center, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Task Force on Family Violence (President). 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 is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Emily Brooks Foundation; and was a member of the Wauwatosa Civil Service Commission for ten years (Chair from 2002-2004). She received a 2007 Wisconsin Law Journal “Leader in the Law” Award and in 2008 was recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Initiative for her pro bono service on behalf of Legal Action of Wisconsin. She currently works with a Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Committee to reduce infant mortality.

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