Peggy L. Podell

Recognition of Peers

Listed in editions of Best Lawyers in America©in the field of family law [2007-2015]

Named as one of Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers in the field of family law  [2007 to 2014]

AV rating from Martindale Hubbell

M:Magazine 2014 Leading Lawyers – Family Law

M:Magazine 2015 Leading Lawyers – Divorce/Separation

Chair of both the American Bar Association Section of Family Law (2004-2005) and the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Family Law Section (1997-98)


Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Chapter of the American Inns of Court

American Bar Association – Family Law Section

  • Chair 2004-2005
  • Editorial Board of Family Advocate, 1990-2003; 2006-2008
  • Faculty, Trial Advocacy Institute, 1990, 1991 and 1992
  • Liaison from the Section of Family Law to the American Psychological Association 2005-2006; 2006-2007

   State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Section of Family Law Chair, 1997-1998
  • Member, Judicial Council, 1998-2001

  Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin

  • Member, 2003-present

  Cooperative Divorce Institute (Wisconsin)

  • Member Board of Directors 2004-2008

Wisconsin Association of Mediators


  • The 1040 Handbook: A Guide to Income and Asset Discovery, (1st Ed. January, 1990) (2nd Ed. September, 1993); published by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law

Articles & Speeches

Ms. Podell has lectured throughout the country and authored numerous articles on family law topics ranging from ethics to marital agreements to tax-related issues.


Marquette University Law School – Graduated Cum Laude

  • Executive Editor, Marquette University Law Review

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Graduated with Honors

40 hour hours of mediation training through the American Bar Association Sections of Family Law & Dispute Resolution

25 hours of mediation training through University of Wisconsin – Madison

32 hours of mediation training with Zena Zumeta

Advanced Collaborative Law Training & Intermediate & Advanced Interdisciplinary Training