Margadette Moffatt Demet

Attorney in Milwaukee, WI
Past experience: Milwaukee Gas Light Co. (Now part of WE Energies); Milwaukee Plan for Legal Services (Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee).

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, Immediate past member Board 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, member of 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.

Civic and Other Organizational Activities: Friends of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Past president, current Advisory Board member; Columbia St. Mary's Foundation Board of Directors; Advisory Board of the Sisters of Divine Savior; Tempo Milwaukee Athletic Club; Woman's Club of Wisconsin; Union League Club of Chicago; Milwaukee County Historical Society; Historic Water tower Neighborhood.

Past leadership positions include St. Robert's School Society Annual Fund Drive Chair; Tempo, Board of Directors, Milwaukee County Historical Society Board of Directors; Water tower Landmark Trust, Past president and member of board; City of Milwaukee Ethics Board, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation; Catholic Charities Board; Past Member, Casa Romero Renewal Center Board of Directors; Board of Directors 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: Ignatian Associates; Jesuit Parents and Friends; Jesuit Partnership.

Awards: Milwaukee County Award as Co-Chair of Villa Terrace Garden Renaissance Campaign 2002; Wisconsin Bar Mentorship Award 2004; Mayor's Proclamation of January 19, l999, as Margadette Demet Day in Milwaukee, 1999; Marquette University High School Spirituality 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 Wisconsin 1993; Marquette University Alumni Award of Merit, 1991; Outstanding Service Award, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1984, 1988 & 1992; Board of Governors Service Award, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1984 to 1990; Professional Achievement Award, Alumni, College of St. Francis, 1986, Marquette University Women Mary Neville Bielefeld Award, 1988; Lawyer of the Year Civil Practitioner Award, Milwaukee Bar Association 1987 and 1999; Meritorious Service to the Bar, Milwaukee Bar Association, 1962; Wisbar Senior Lawyers Division, 2009; AV listed Martindale Hubbell LexisNexis Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2000—; listed in Martindale Hubbell/Lexis Nexis Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2011 Inaugural Edition.

Personal Widow of Attorney Francis J. Demet; 8 children; 25 living grandchildren.

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Areas of Law

  • General Practice
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Mediation
  • Services to the Elderly and Disabled
  • Guardianship
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Practice


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1950, Wisconsin, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
1966, U.S. Supreme Court and Northern District of Illinois

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  • Law School Attended

    Marquette University
    Class of 1950

    University Attended

    University of St. Francis
    Class of 1947
    summa cum laude, Kappa Gamma Pi



    Bar Fellowship

    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 America... More

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    Margadette Moffatt Demet
     815 North Cass Street,
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-3908


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