Ginger L. Murray

Top rated Family Law attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Your Family Law Center
Ginger L. Murray
Your Family Law Center

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1996

Education: Mississippi College School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
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Your Family Law Center

152 W Johnson Street
Suite 210
Madison, WI 53703 Visit website


Ginger L. Murray is the founder of Your Family Law Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Ms. Murray manages cases involving divorce, legal separation, custody/placement, child support, paternity, guardianship, and other family law matters.  She frequently uses non-adversarial methods, such as mediation and/or arbitration, to resolve cases, but is well-equipped and experienced in taking a case to trial, if needed. She serves clients in the Madison, Jefferson , and Janesville areas, as well as throughout Wisconsin.

Ms. Murray dedicates herself to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to families experiencing a change or transition due to a divorce, adoption or other family related legal issues. She develops strong, personal relationships with the families she works with, helping them obtain the best possible outcome for their specific situation, while always keeping children as the highest priority. 

Active in many professional organizations, Ms. Murray belongs to the Dane County Bar Association, the Legal Association for Women and the James E. Doyle American Inn of Court.  In addition, she was elected to serve her community as the Chair of the Anti-Bullying Collaborative of Sun Prairie, and Co-Chair of the Sun Prairie High School Gymnastics Booster Club.  

In recognition of her accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Ms. Murray an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the organization’s highest available rating, presented to a select group of attorneys demonstrating a high degree of legal ability and ethical standards. She is also a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and sits on the board of the Wisconsin InterProfessional Committee on Divorce.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ms. Murray earned her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. She is qualified to practice law before all Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1996, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients:
  • Mothers, Fathers and children from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Return 17-Year-Olds to Juvenile Court, Wisconsin Lawyer, June 2007
  • Family Law Fundamentals, Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference (2012)
  • Moderator for “As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce”, National Business Institute (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Basic Divorce 101, 26th Annual Family Law Workshop, State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section, August 2007
  • Child Custody and Visitation, National Business Institute, December 2007
  • Restraining Orders, Wisconsin Woman, August 2008
  • Family Law Workshop: Door County, CLE Presentation, Divorce 101
  • Create and present seminar, with a panel of family law judges from Dane County and surrounding counties, regarding tough and often unpredictable areas of family law., Moderator and Drafter, As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Domestic Relations Court, NBI, Family Law, 2017
  • Create materials and present seminar by moderating a panel of judges on tough and often unpredictable issues within family law, Moderator and Drafter, As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Domestic Relations Court, NBI, Family Law, 2015
  • CLE Presentation, Child Custody and Visitation, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Taught family law attorneys about restraining orders: domestic, harassment, and child abuse; elder abuse, and child protective services, Author/Presenter of Advanced Family Law , Violence In the Home, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Rating: AV “Preeminent” Peer Review Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rating 10.0,
  • Environmental Law Scholarship, ABA/ALI
  • Awarded for work at Hines County Public Defender Office on Capital Murder Defense cases before Circuit and State Supreme Court., Memorial Scholarship for Public Defender , Charles O. Easterling, 1995
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fellow of Wisconsin Law Foundation
  • Sun Prairie “Storm” Swim Team Board Member/Secretary
  • Crandon Lion’s Club: Past President
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Investigator: 3rd term/Committee Chairperson
  • Coach or Judge High School Mock Trial Teams, 1995
  • Lions Club: Past President
  • Dane County Family Mediation Volunteer
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Children in the Law Committee (Past Chair)
  • Legal Association for Women
  • James F. Doyle Inns of Court
  • Past Chair: Children and the Law Section of State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, Northern District of IL (7/1/2011)
  • United States District Court, Western District of WI (5/5/2011)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of WI (2/6/1998)
  • Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin (11/20/1996)
  • WIPCOD (Wisconsin Inter Professional Committee on Divorce) Board Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar: Section Leaders Council
  • Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association Past President
  • Dane County Bar Association: Member
Educational Background:
  • Comparative Legal Systems: Ealing/London, 1990
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1992, B.A. Behavioral Science and Law, Honors: Certificate in Criminal Justice
White Papers:
  • Article on proposed legislation intended to bring 17 year old offenders back to the juvenile system to allow for developmentally appropriate rehabilitation.  Published in the  Wisconsin Lawyer., Return 17-Year-Olds to Juvenile Court, 2007
  • Article regarding strengths and weakness of Restraining Orders. Published in Wisconsin Woman, August 2008., Restraining Orders, 2008
  • Professional Profile, Family Law, 2010
  • Clients discuss the favorable results we obtained in their family law matters, Client Testimonials
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Completed an Ironman competition: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 run (marathon)!, 2013
  • Appointed/Elected City Attorney of Crandon
  • Finish the Door County "Can't Beat the Bluff" half ironman, 2009
  • Inns Of Court, 2020
  • Borreson v. Yunto, 2006 WI App 63, 292 Wis. 2d 231, 713 N.W.2d 656,; The court shall award attorney fees/expenses, including GAL fees when court makes a finding that the parent intentionally and unreasonably interfered with court ordered placement
Industry Groups:
  • Children
  • Fathers
  • Mothers

Office location for Ginger L. Murray

152 W Johnson Street
Suite 210
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-471-5382


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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