Margadette Moffatt Demet

Demet & Demet, LLC

815 North Cass Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Elder, Family, Father's Rights, Guardianship, PreNuptials, Probate, Stepfamily, Trusts and Estates

Lawyer; Certified Mediator & Collaborative Family Law Practitioner; Court Commissioner; probate practice, estate planning, trust, guardianship; family law, collaborative practice; non profit board service;
Goals: To assist clients with good planning; resolve legal disputes collaboratively and through mediation; and serve the community

Specialties: Estate planning, probate, premarital & marital agreements; collaboratve resolution family issues, including divorce, custody, placement, and property issues, mediation

Educational Background:                              

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.                                                                      

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States; Supreme Court of Wisconsin; Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Northern District of Illinois

Professional Experience:

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.          

Professional Memberships:

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.

Published Articles:

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

815 North Cass Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

P: 414-326-3102
C: 414-758-0031
F: 414-291-6590
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