Teri M. Nelson

Attorney Teri M. Nelson
  • Partner/Shareholder


Milwaukee, WI





Attorney Teri M. Nelson

Attorney Teri M. Nelson has a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. She believes that every client deserves her time in terms of individual attention and her experience so that they have the best representation possible to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their life. She has a commitment to excellent personal service to her clients and believes her clients appreciate her quick and truthful responses to their questions and concerns.

No one wants an expensive, difficult or time-consuming divorce experience. Therefore, Attorney Nelson is committed to giving her clients a quick, civilized and fair resolution to their family law matter. To do that, she provides to her clients an accurate picture of what to expect, what the personal and financial costs are likely to be, and what their legal options are. She strongly believes that providing clients with realistic information in this way empowers them to make good legal decisions for themselves. However, if a resolution cannot be accomplished, Attorney Nelson has over 25 years of family law experience and is known as a tough and competent litigator with excellent results in the courtroom.

Areas of Practice

  • Certified in Collaborative Divorce
  • Cooperative Divorce
  • Complicated Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Child Custody and Placement
  • Child Support
  • Alimony/Maintenance
  • Restraining Orders
  • Post-Judgment Disputes

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Collaborative Divorce

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyers - MKE Lifestyle (formerly M) Magazine, 2014, 2015 & 2019
  • Who's Who in America
  • Selected to Super Lawyers

Past Lists

  • 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Member
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, Inc., Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Milwaukee County Family Bench-Bar Committee, Member
  • Milwaukee County Bench-Bar Committee, Past Member