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Richard Hart has been practicing law for more than 46 years. He founded Hart Law Office in Milwaukee in 1977 and has faithfully served the community ever since. He has worked as a pro bono attorney for the Milwaukee Bar Association since 1988.

Richard helps clients with a wide range of legal matters, including:

He also provides general legal advice and has the ability to handle appellate court cases.

Awards and noteworthy accomplishments

Richard is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and listed in Super Lawyers, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals for 2001 and the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals for 2002. He organizes and moderates family law and Guardian ad Litem training seminars for the Milwaukee County Family Court and the Milwaukee Bar Association. Former chair of the Milwaukee County Family Court Bench/Bar Committee.


Richard belongs to the:

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • International Society of Family Lawyers
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Wisconsin
  • Cooperative Law Institute of Wisconsin
  • L J Foley Matrimonial Inns of Court
  • Wis. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Education information and admissions

Richard received a B.S. in criminal justice from Michigan State University in 1974, and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1977. Since then, he has been admitted to practice law in:

  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Personal information

Richard served for many years as the Athletic Director of the Mother of Good Counsel Athletic Association, an organization for which he did pro bono work and is well known and recognized for his volunteer activities and service to the community. Due to his strong presence and contributions to the community, the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin Governor’s Office created a “Richard H. Hart Day” in his honor. He was also the subject of an article in the Milwaukee Bar Association magazine, “Messager’ highlighting he volunteer and community leader activities.