Patricia Hammel

Herrick & Kasdorf LLP
Contact: 608.257.1369
Law School: University of Wisconsin
Jurisdiction: Wisconsin


About Patricia Hammel
I've lived and practiced law in Madison Wisconsin for over 30 years. I am a partner in a small firm including attorneys practicing in real estate, bankruptcy, housing, estate planning, cooperatives and tenant representation. One of our partners is a Chapter 7 Trustee. My main areas of practice are bankruptcy, foreclosure resolution through Chapter 13 and modifications, and family law. I am on the board of the Madison chapter of the National Lawyers' Guild and a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mortgage modifications
  • Free Consultation
    • Free consultation in bankruptcy cases; information packets can be mailed.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Fees and retainers depend on complexity of case, client's income and type of matter.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Partner, Herrick & Kasdorf LLP
Partner in five person firm located on the Capitol Square in Madison Wisconsin; focusing on bankruptcy, family law and estate planning.
Sole proprietor, Law Office of Patricia Hammel
Solo practitioner in downtown Madison Wisconsin. Bankruptcy, family law and estate planning practice; did it all including answering the phone, books, etc. etc.
University of WisconsinJuris Doctorate (1980)Indian Law and Environmental Law; Chair of Madison Chapter National Lawyers' Guild; and Organizer for Women's Rights and Environmental Issues.
University of WisconsinBachelor of Arts (1977)History Major; Crisis Counselor for Community Center; and Director of Free Ride Service for Women.
Professional Activities
Board Vice President Madison chapter National Lawyers' Guild 2012-Current
Details: Organized Madison Mass Defense Committee; assisted Occupy Madison and individuals arrested for First Amendment activity in the State Capitol.
Volunteer Dane County Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce 2009-Current
Details: Presented workshops on foreclosure prevention and bankruptcy monthly; act as mediator in foreclosure cases; volunteer with Dane Co. foreclosure answer clinic
Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney of the Month (October), National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Selected as "Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney of the Month" after winning 7th Circuit Court of Appeals case involving university's holding of student transcripts for unpaid tuition discharged in bankruptcy. University was found in contempt and ordered to pay damages and attorneys' fees. Kuehn v. Cardinal Stritch University.
Professional Associations
Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Activities: Attended 2009 NACBA national convention in Chicago IL
Member, Wisconsin State Bar
Activities: Member of Bankruptcy Insolvency and Creditors' Rights section, Family law section and Public Interest sections; Speaker at annual Bankruptcy retreat in Kohler WI 2010 and annual Bankruptcy update in 2011
Board member, member, National Lawyers Guild
Activities: Member NLG Mass Defense Committee; Attended national conventions in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Washington D.C., Santa Fe N.M., San Francisco; worked on summer project in Arcata CA respecting native fishing rights and environmental education


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16 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: 608.257.1369
Fax: 608.250.4370