Patricia L. Grove

Phone: (414) 271-3400
Fax: (414) 271-3841

Area of Practice:

Litigation Percentage:

  • 99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Patricia L. Grove was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1981 after graduating from Tulsa University Law School where she was an editor of the Tulsa Law Journal, a member of the International Moot Court Team, and the recipient of the 1981 Rogers Inn Graduate of the Year Award. Pat has a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.S.W. from Washington University.

Pat served from 1981 to 1982 as law clerk to Justice William Callow of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is the author of numerous articles and is the co-author of Appellate Practice and Procedure in Wisconsin (1986), the standard work on appellate procedure in the State of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Milwaukee and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Society of Family Attorneys and the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. She has been recognized as one of Milwaukee’s top family law attorneys by Milwaukee Magazine, and in the 2006 Super Lawyers edition. Pat’s practice is principally devoted to family law and appellate practice. Pat is also a court commissioner.

In 2018, Pat was elected President of NLS-East (Nonprofit Legal Services) which is a division of Nonprofit Legal Referral Services, Inc. (NLRS), of which she is also a member of the Board of Directors.

Past Employment Positions:

  • Justice William Callow of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1981 – 1982


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981
    Honors: Member, International Moot Court Team
    Honors: Recipient, Rogers Inn Graduate of the Year Award, 1981
    Law Journal: Tulsa Law Journal, Editor
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1972


  • Phi Delta Phi

Honors and Awards:

  • Law School Graduate of the Year, Phi Delta Phi, Rogers Inn
  • One of Milwaukee’s Top Family Law Attorneys, Milwaukee Magazine
  • Super Lawyers, 2019

Published Works:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Society of Family Attorneys, Member
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., Member
  • NLS-East (Nonprofit Legal Services), President
  • Nonprofit Legal Referral Services, Inc. (NLRS), Board Member