Eric Hart

Top rated Family Law attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hart Law Office
Eric Hart
Hart Law Office

Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2011

Education: Marquette University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
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Hart Law Office

207 East Buffalo Street
Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53202 Visit website


Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Eric Hart is an attorney with Hart Law Office. Based in his hometown, he divides his practice among a variety of different disciplines, representing clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Hart is a graduate of Marquette University, where he majored in finance and marketing and received a Bachelor of Science in 2008. After taking courses at the University of Dayton School of Law, he moved back to Milwaukee and enrolled at Marquette University Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. Admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts, Mr. Hart is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

A large part of Mr. Hart's practice is centered on family law matters. In that regard, he represents people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are struggling to reach an agreement on such divorce-related issues as child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, and the division of complex assets and debts. A tenacious litigator when necessary, Mr. Hart often helps them reach an accord through such alternative dispute resolution techniques as mediation and negotiations. He also has experience in the preparation of prenuptial and post-marital agreements, and he helps clients seek the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and custody orders.

Mr. Hart's other practice areas include defending clients who are facing criminal charges and he provides representation to plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. 

Mr. Hart is the co-chair of the Milwaukee County Bar Association Bench Bar Committee.  He meets with judicial officials to help improve the quality of the family court system.  He is also on the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Leander J Foley, Jr. Society of Family Lawyers.  An organization that brings family attorneys together for training and collaboration. 

Practice areas

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Probate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Estate Planning, Failure to Pay Child Support, Father's Rights, Felony, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Living Wills, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Name Change, Paternity, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Power of Attorney, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Probation, Same Sex Family Law, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Wills, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Family Law
  • 30% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2011, Wisconsin

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Organized a training for lawyers and judges regarding trauma in children as part of family law cases.  Moderated a panel of judges on that and a variety of topics. , Moderator and Organizer, Milwaukee Bar Association Judges Live, 2022
  • Moderated judges panel for the Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers.  A professional organization that provides training and collegiality between family law attorneys. , Moderator, Judges Panel, Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers, 2023
  • Moderated panel of family law judges at a Continuing Legal Education training. , Moderator, Judges Panel, Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers, 2021
  • Moderated training with judges and other presenters., Moderator, Judges Live, 2021
  • Organized training for Guardian ad Litems, focusing on the issue of Domestic Violence. , Organizer, Guardian ad Litem Training - Domestic Violence, 2021
  • Moderated training with judges and other presenters. , Moderator, Judges Live, 2020
  • Moderated a discussion with judges.  , Moderator, Judges Panel, Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers, 2020
  • Organized and moderated a continued education training program with other judges.  Presented to family law attorney.  , Moderator, Judges Live, Attorney, 2019
  • Presenter at a continuing education seminar for family court Guardian ad Litems. , Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Improvement Project, 2019
  • Moderator for a panel of family court judges and commissioners. , Moderator, Family Court Judges Panel, Family Law, Divorce, Paternity, 2018
  • I was a presenteer at the 2018 Divorce Cooperation Institutes seminar entitled Practically Cooperative.  I presented on ethical issues in family law and also moderated a discussion about complex financial issues. , Presenter and Moderator, Practictically Cooperative, Divorce, Family Law, Complex Divorce, 2018
  • Moderator for a doctor and GAL panel on “Adolescents Who Resist and/or Refuse Placement”, Moderator, Working with Adolescents who Resist and/or Refuse Placement, Divorce, Family Law, Paternity, Guardian Ad Litem, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Leander J. Foley Jr., Society of Family Lawyers, Vice President, 2023
  • Leander J. Foley Jr., Society of Family Lawyers, Treasurer , 2022
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Family Bench Bar Co-Chair, 2023
  • Wisconsin Bar Association member, 2023
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin member, 2023
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, member, 2022
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts member, 2020
  • Guardian Ad Litem Improvement Project, member, 2019
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, board member, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Marquette Brief Legal Advice Clinic, volunteer attorney, 2023

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Attorney Eric Hart is a very knowledgeable young attorney. He is already highly regarded by the courts and his peers. He has handled difficult cases with calm and professionalism. Despite his young age, the courts have been appointing him as guardian ad litem for the children in very difficult custody and placement cases. This shows that the courts trust his ability to communicate well and have the best interest of the children in hand. Eric's peers speak highly of him in regards to his knowledge, demeanor and professionalism. Eric's client appreciate that he takes the time to know their case and give them the best and honest advice.”

Office location for Eric Hart

207 East Buffalo Street
Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-436-3544


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

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