Monica L. Walrath

Monica L. Walrath

Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Attorney Monica L. Walrath is an Associate Attorney with Leece & Phillips, S.C. Her practice includes a focus in the family law, civil litigation, real estate land, municipal law and appellate work.

Attorney Walrath has practiced in a number of areas of law over the past fourteen years. She began her legal career with an established Milwaukee County firm practicing insurance defense litigation for medical malpractice cases. After three years, she moved to a general civil litigation firm in where she focused on municipal law, land use and zoning law.  Attorney Walrath then joined the Waukesha County Corporation Counsel’s office as a staff attorney where she represented Waukesha County Taxpayers for more than eight years with an emphasis on child support enforcement and paternity cases. She also worked extensively in juvenile law including child in need of protection or services, juvenile in need of protection or services, termination of parental rights, and juvenile guardianship cases. Attorney Walrath was recruited to serve on various Waukesha County juvenile law committees focused on issues including public awareness and prevention. She is experienced in mental health commitments, protective placements and establishment of guardianships.

Attorney Walrath’s public service includes intimately working with the Waukesha Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Administration – Collections Division, Parks and Land Use – Planning and Zoning Division and Environmental Health Division.  She successfully litigated a number of appellate cases. The Waukesha County practice allowed her to gain a thorough knowledge of not only municipal law but intergovernmental relations, open meetings and public records law, and contract disputes.

Attorney Walrath is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Waukesha and Walworth County Bar Associations. Her commitment to her community and youth has led her to repeatedly serving as a judge for high school mock trial competitions. She is licensed to practice in all Wisconsin State Courts and the United States Federal District courts for both the Eastern and Western districts in Wisconsin.

Attorney Walrath grew up in rural Washington County and spent a number of years in Milwaukee after graduating from college. When she and her husband began their family, she longed to return to a quiet, more rural setting. They now reside outside of Watertown where they are actively involved in the Watertown Youth Soccer organization and the Watertown Unified School District Robotics Club. The Walrath family has been involved with the Irish American community in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas for a number of years regularly volunteering at Irish Fest and supporting their daughter who dances with the Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance.

Attorney Walrath graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and African American studies. Attorney Walrath received her Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School in May of 2003. While at Marquette University Law School, she published an article in the Elder’s Advisor titled, “Elders in the Workforce: Advantages and Disadvantages of Staying on the Job.” Vol. 4 No.2 Elder’s Advisor (Fall 2002).