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Patricia Hammel

Patricia Hammel

Herrick & Kasdorf LLP
  • Bankruptcy, Divorce
  • Wisconsin
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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.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • 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
Herrick & Kasdorf LLP
- Current
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 Wisconsin
Juris 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 Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts (1977) | History Major; Crisis Counselor for Community Center; and Director of Free Ride Service for Women.
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
Madison chapter National Lawyers' Guild
Board Vice President
- Current
Activities: Organized Madison Mass Defense Committee; assisted Occupy Madison and individuals arrested for First Amendment activity in the State Capitol.
Dane County Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce
- Current
Activities: Presented workshops on foreclosure prevention and bankruptcy monthly; act as mediator in foreclosure cases; volunteer with Dane Co. foreclosure answer clinic
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Current
Activities: Attended 2009 NACBA national convention in Chicago IL
Wisconsin State Bar # 1019166
- Current
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
National Lawyers Guild
Board member, member
- Current
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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Contact & Map
16 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 257-1369
Fax: (608) 250-4370