Milwaukee & Waukesha Office
If you are a low-income person living in Milwaukee or Waukesha counties, our Milwaukee office may be able to help with your civil legal problems. Click the Areas of Law & Special Projects Tab to find information about cases we typically handle.
Office Location: 230 W Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203. This is the corner of 3rd & Wells Streets. We are on the 8th floor.
Street parking is available and several Milwaukee County Transit System bus lines/stops are within a block of our office.
Phone Intake: Our Milwaukee office conducts most intake for potential clients over the phone.
Potential clients may call Legal Action's Milwaukee office between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Check this link for a list of cases that we typically handle.
In-Person (Walk-in) Intake: We do offer some in-person intake for potential clients who have a problem with a government benefit (welfare) problem and for people over 60.
Government Benefits (W-2, Child Care Assistance, Food Stamps, Kinship Care, and Other Benefits); Health Insurance(BadgerCare, Title 19 or Medicaid); and SSI/SSD-I Denials: Potential clients with a government benefits problem may walk-in to our Milwaukee office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. We also see government benefits clients at the 16th Street Community Health Center. Call Rhonda VanPembroook at 414-278-7722 for more information about appointments at 16th Street Community Health Center.
People over 60: Milwaukee County senior citizens may come to our Milwaukee Office on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Family Law: Due to severe funding shortages, our Milwaukee office does not offer in-person intake for family law problems. We can only take family law cases when they are referred from the Sojourner Truth Family Peace Center. (http://www.familypeacecenter.org/) Others may visit the Milwaukee Justice Center at the Milwaukee County Courthouse or visit their website (www.milwaukee.gov/mjc) for help with family law matters.
Housing Problems: If you have a Milwaukee County eviction, visit our Eviction Defense Project. Due to severe funding shortages, we do not offer walk-in intake for other housing law problems.