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Licenses & Admissions
Ms. Gittings is licensed in Wisconsin.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin.
Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Gittings was a family law and children’s law litigator. Her experience included working with divorce and paternity actions, post-judgment actions, guardianships, child in need of protection or services actions, domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders, and enforcement of orders through contempt.
She was a private bar intake attorney with the Milwaukee County Children’s Court. Also, Ms. Gittings is a Guardian ad Litem and has experience in same-sex and domestic partnership litigation. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and assists families that wish to proceed with the Collaborative Divorce model.
Ms. Gittings is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Bar Association, including the Family Law Section. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School with the trial advocacy program.
In 2016, Ms. Gittings was named to The National Advocates Top 40 under 40 list. The list is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young attorneys who take pride in guiding individuals and families that need an advocate on their side in the American legal system.
Ms. Gittings was named one of the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ Top 10 Under 40 for the state of Wisconsin for 2016.
Speeches, Seminars, & Publications
Ms. Gittings has authored many divorce articles on DadsDivorce.com. She also has appeared on Huffington Post Live and WIBA 1310 radio in Madison commenting on family law issues.
Watch Ms. Gittings’ lecture, presented with Cher Crosby, from Cordell & Cordell’s 2016 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Social Media and Legal Ethics Considerations.”
Watch Ms. Gittings’ lecture, presented with Cher Crosby, from Cordell & Cordell’s 2015 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Ethics In Family Law: Steering Clear of the Mud.”
Watch Ms. Gittings’ lecture, presented with Heather Biagi, from Cordell & Cordell’s 2014 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Managing Clients with Challenging Personalities.”
Watch Ms. Gittings’ lecture from Cordell & Cordell’s 2013 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Bankruptcy Basics for the Family Law Practice.”
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Ms. Gittings does pro bono work for same-sex and domestic partnership litigation. She also serves as a judge for mock trials at local high schools. Ms. Gittings is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters.