Chelsea L. Williamson

Associate Attorney

Milwaukee divorce attorney Chelsea WilliamsonMilwaukee divorce attorney Chelsea L. Williamson’s primary motivation in practicing family law is to help people in especially trying situations.

Emotions are heightened in family law cases, so Ms. Williamson provides her clients with a source of stability and always looks out for their best interest.

“Family law was appealing because of the combination of the legal aspect with the therapeutic aspect,” Ms. Williamson said. “So many of our clients just want someone to listen to them and tell them that their feelings are valid.”

Ms. Williamson has the unique ability to both listen and empathize. At the end of the day, she is honest about the situation facing each of her clients, but she is also always available if they simply need to vent.

“I  believe I am able to connect with clients and let them know that I hear what they feel and what they want and that I understand where they are coming from,” Ms. Williamson said. “Even what they feel or want is legally not in their best interest, I want them to know that I understand and will help guide them to the best possible solution.

“The legal process works at its own pace, but it will all come together in the end. I’m here to help them 100% of the way even beyond the pleadings and the court hearings. I am here to listen to their concerns, help them figure out what they ultimately want and do the stressing and the worrying for them. I am also here to make sure they are not taken advantage of.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Williamson is licensed to practice in Wisconsin.

Education

Ms. Williamson received her Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Marquette University Law School.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Williamson worked at a general practice law firm doing criminal, family and juvenile law.

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Local Bar Leaders Division, 2015
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, 2012
  • Juvenile Law Section, 2012
  • Young Lawyers Section, 2012
  • Family Law Section, 2012
  • Junior League of Milwaukee, 2012

Awards

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Development Summit
  • 2015 Waukesha County Bar Association Rookie of the Year
  • 2014 Lead Counsel Rated in Divorce and Family Law
  • 2015 National Trial Lawyers

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Williamson was quoted in a story on Fox6 News-Milwaukee about helping one of her clients prove his paternity as an unmarried father.