Ryan S. MacGillis

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

MacGillis Wiemer, LLC
 | 11040 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-727-5150
Fax: 414-727-5155
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Ryan S. MacGillis is a partner with the MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, law firm in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. A native of Wisconsin, Mr. MacGillis serves clients throughout the greater Milwaukee metro region and surrounding areas as well as all across the state, and he focuses his practice primarily on family law, estate planning and general civil litigation.

    A highly diverse attorney with more than eight years of legal experience, Mr. MacGillis has served in the U.S. Army for more than 15 years, and he is currently a Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army Reserve. As such, Mr. MacGillis offers invaluable counsel and support to those who are going through a military divorce. In addition, he is also a guardian ad litem for Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, and he always strives to protect the rights and interests of any minor children caught up in divorce proceedings.

    A 2003 graduate of the University of Milwaukee, Mr. MacGillis attended Marquette University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2010. The State Bar of Wisconsin admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin as well as the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    Along with being a tenacious trial attorney, Mr. MacGillis is also a highly effective mediator, and he recently served as co-trainer for the Milwaukee County Family Court Mediation Services annual mediation training seminar in 2018. In his practice, Mr. MacGillis often uses collaborative law to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements in a manner that is both amicable and efficient. However, he will not hesitate to advocate on behalf of his clients in court when necessary to ensure the best odds of achieving the favorable outcomes they seek.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. MacGillis has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He also volunteers his time and services throughout his community, and he received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal as well as a listing on Wisconsin’s “Pro Bono Honor Roll” for his selfless contributions to the Dryhootch Legal Clinic.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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    About Ryan MacGillis

    Admitted: 2010, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.macgilliswiemer.com/attorneys/ryan-s-macgillis/


    • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
    • Recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin’s “Pro Bono Honor Roll” for his work with Dryhootch Family Law Clinic 
    • “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Co-Trainer, Milwaukee County Family Court Mediation Services Annual Mediation Training, May 15, 2018
    • Co-Presenter, State Bar Association of Wisconsin 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, “Common Custody and Placement Issues Facing Military Members and Families,” August 2016, Door County, Wisconsin.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, member 
    • Washington County Bar Association, member
    • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Inn, American Inns of Court, member
    • Waukesha County Bar Association, member
    • Milwaukee County Bar Association, member
    • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, member
    • U.S. Army Reserve, Captain
    • U.S. Eastern District Court of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court
    • State Bar of Wisconsin

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Marquette’s Volunteer Legal Clinic  
    • Marquette’s Public Interest Society, Service members and Veteran’s Legal Assistance of Wisconsin (“SAVLAW”)
    • Modest Means Program
    • Dry Hootch Family Law Clinic
    • ABA Military Pro Bono Project

    Educational Background:

    • Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, Charlottesville, Virginia 
    • University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, B.A.
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    Office Location for Ryan S. MacGillis

    11040 W. Bluemound Road
    Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

    Phone: 414-727-5150

    Fax: 414-727-5155

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    Last Updated: 6/11/2020

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