College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Kappa Gamma Pi; Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI, L.L.B.; Marquette Law Review; extensive continuing legal education.
Supreme Court of the United States; Supreme Court of Wisconsin; Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Northern District of Illinois
Demet & Demet, S.C., Practice areas: Estate Planning; Probate; Guardianship; Family law with focus on Collaborative practice; Elder law and Special Needs; Not-for-profit; Mediation; Court Commissioner for Judge Daniel Noonan; Pro-bono Mediation in Children's Court and Family matters.
Past experience: Milwaukee Gas Light Co. (Now part of WE Energies), Asst. to President; Milwaukee Plan for Legal Services (Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee), Assistant Director. .
Seminars & Teaching Experience:
UW Law School; Marquette University; First Bank; College of St. Francis; Wisconsin State Bar CLE; St. Luke’s Hospital; St. Michael’s Hospital, Mount Mary College; and other organizations.
State Bar of Wisconsin, Past memberBoard of Governors,Executive Committee; Past secretary of Board; Past President, Senior Lawyers Division, Past officer, General Practice Section; Wisconsin Law Foundation past officer and member of Board; Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, past president and member of the Board: Milwaukee Bar Association, past officer and member of the Board; Milwaukee Bar Foundation, past president and member of the board; Association of Women Lawyers; Seventh Circuit Bar Association; Milwaukee Estate Planning Counsel; American Bar Association; Life Fellow of American Bar Association; Member, Senior Lawyers Division, past committee service; Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum; Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Public Education Committee.
Marquette Law Review, MBA Gavel, National Legal Aid Briefcase; Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education, ABA Administrative Law Review; Editor, Annual Update of Guardianship Chapter, Wisconsin State Bar Attorney’s Desk Book; Editing work, ABA Handbook on Legal Problems of the Elderly; Co-Chair, The Law and the Palette Cookbook; Contributor to St. Mary’s Foundation, The Harbor: Choosing the Right Charitable Gift Series; Contributor, Wisconsin Bar Newsletters Senior Lawyers Division; Fellows of the Wisconsin Bar; former Editor, Milwaukee Bar Association Gavel; Author, Demet Family Cookbook, 2005; author of annual update of Guardianship chapter of the Wisconsin Bar Attorneys Desk Book. .
Civic and Other Organizational Activities:
Friends of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Past president, Advisory Board member; Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation Board of Directors; Tempo International; Milwaukee Athletic Club; Woman’s Club of Wisconsin; Union League Club of Chicago. .Past leadership positions include St. Robert’s School Society Annual Fund Drive Chair; Tempo, Board of Directors, Milwaukee County Historical Society Board of Directors; Watertower Landmark Trust, Past president and member of board; City of Milwaukee Ethics Board, ; past member of Advisory Board-Sisters of Divine Savior; St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation; Catholic Charities Board; Past Member, Casa Romero Renewal Center Board of Directors; Board of Villa Clement, Inc.; Milwaukee Catholic Home; Sacred Heart School of Theology; Marquette University Executive Senate; Traveler’s Aid Board; St. Catherine’s Residence; Milwaukee County Bi-Centennial Committee; Mayor’s Beautification Committee.
Other memberships: Jesuit Parents and Friends; Jesuit Partnership; Milwaukee Ignatian Associates Ramos Community
MilwaukeeCountyAwardas Co-Chair ofVillaTerraceGardenRenaissance Campaign 2002,Wisconsin
Bar Mentorship Award 2004; Mayor’s Proclamation of January 19, l999,Margadette DemetDay in
Milwaukee, 1999; MarquetteUniversityHigh SchoolSpirituality Award 1999; Lifetime Achievement
Award in Mentoring, Association of Women Lawyers , 1996; Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of
Wisconsin,1989, 1990, 1994, l995; Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of
Wisconsin1993;MarquetteUniversityAlumni Award of Merit, 1991; Outstanding Service Award,
University ofWisconsinLawSchool, 1984, 1988 & 1992; Board of Governors Service Award, State Bar of
Wisconsin,1984 to 1990; Professional Achievement Award, Alumni,CollegeofSt. Francis, 1986,
MarquetteUniversityWomen Mary Neville Bielefeld Award,1988; Lawyer of the Year Civil Practitioner
Award,MilwaukeeBar Association1987 and 1999; Meritorious Service to the Bar, Milwaukee Bar
Association,1962, Wisbar Senior Lawyers Division, 2009; Lexis Nexis Register of Preeminent Women
2011Inaugural Edition; Fellows of the American Bar Association Wisconsin outstanding Service Award,
November 19, 2012; Marquette University Law School Lifetime Achievement Award. April, 2013..
Widow of Attorney Francis J. Demet; 8 children; 25 living grandchildren
Resume MMD updated 11/09/2012