Amy Collins O'Hara

Legal Assistant
Jennifer Weisenbeck

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On the Job

Amy’s practice focuses on family law and estate planning. She believes it is her responsibility to represent her client’s interests compassionately and cost-effectively. As such, her practice is outcome driven and is family-focused. Amy works with all types of families including unmarried parents and same sex couples.

Amy’s practice includes representing clients in a wide range of areas:

  • Litigation and cooperative divorce actions
  • Paternity actions
  • Child custody, placement and support actions
  • Mediation and Arbitration of custody and financial disputes
  • Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
  • Interstate child custody and child support litigation
  • Guardian ad Litem appointments

Amy is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin. She has completed an intensive professional training program in the art of Family Law Advocacy Skills at The National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Program.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2012; magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • Oklahoma City University (Bachelor’s of Music, 2007)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Legal Association of Women, Secretary

Publications and Presentations

  • Mandatory Fee Shifting Provisions under the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, Wisconsin Family Law Journal
  • Elements of a Divorce, Wisconsin State Bar Presentation, April 2015

Off the Job

As a Madison native, Amy loves to take advantage of all the city has to offer, including the Dane County Farmer’s Market, taking in a show at the Overture Center, or enjoying live music at the Memorial Union on the UW-Campus. Amy also loves to exercise and is a certified Kickboxing and Zumba instructor. She also frequently participates in on-campus career where she mentors and presents to both law students and undergraduates interested in learning more about the legal profession.

  • Favorite Sports Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Favorite Restaurant: Lao Laan Xang
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Favorite Movie: Atonement
  • Favorite Getaway: New York City
  • Would like to Visit: Hawaii