Corporation Counsel
 

Support Staff

 


Catherine Grady

Practice Areas

  • Annual Review of Protective Placement
  • Guardianships

Miscellaneous

Catherine Grady came to the Milwaukee County Office of Corporation Counsel in 2006 from the same office in Waukesha County. Although she has experience in child support, juvenile guardianships, child/juvenile in need of protective services, truancies, foreclosures, wage claims and mental health, she is the paralegal assigned to all things relative to adult guardianship and protective placement. She makes her case load look easy thanks to the many great social workers, court staff and attorneys she interacts with daily. Her paralegal certificate was obtained in 2000 from American Institute for Paralegal Studies, Inc.

 


Stephanie Mackey

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights Cases

Education

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, A.A.S

Miscellaneous

Stephanie Mackey joined the Milwaukee County Office of Corporation Counsel in August 2012. She graduated with scholastic recognition in 2008 from Milwaukee Area Technical College with an associate's in applied science degree with an emphasis on paralegal studies. She provides litigation assistance to three attorneys, with a primary focus on civil rights and complex litigation, in appellate, state and federal court, and administrative forums. Additionally, Stephanie works in a position of trust and discretion to assist Corporation Counsel and Deputy Corporation Counsel with special projects as needed. In addition to her primary litigation focus, Stephanie also has extensive knowledge of the county’s in rem tax foreclosure actions and personal injury and employment discrimination litigation. As an experienced paralegal for the OCC, Stephanie handles all aspects of file management, including, but not limited to, conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and discovery, gathering and analyzing documents, preparing for trial, and communicating with stakeholders. In her personal time, Stephanie enjoys spending time outdoors with her three-year-old son, Caiden, and her not-so-outdoorsy pug, Chubbs.

 


Ashley McCune

Practice Areas

  • Mental Health Commitments 
  • Foreclosure Matters

Education

  • Alverno College, B.A.

Miscellaneous

Ashley McCune came to the Milwaukee County Office of Corporation Counsel in July 2014. She graduated from Alverno College in May of 2007 with a bachelor's degree in ommunications. Her professional experience includes working as a paralegal for a private, bankruptcy and foreclosure law firm. Ashley's primary focus is on Chapter 51 Emergency Detentions and Mental Health Commitments. She assists with calendaring, scheduling and drafting pleadings for mental health cases. Ashley assists with witness preparation and works with many outside case agencies regarding mental health in Milwaukee County. 

 


Whitney S. Sanders

Practice Areas

  • Personnel Review Board / Civil Service Commission
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) and Equal Rights Division (ERD)
  • Open Records / Public Meetings
  • Mental Health Commitments

Education

  • Marquette University, B.A.

Miscellaneous

Whitney Sanders came to the Milwaukee County Office of Corporation Counsel in November 2017, and has been with Milwaukee County for a total of 10 years. She graduated from Marquette University in December of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and law studies with a minor in political science. Whitney will graduate in May 2019 with her master's degree from UW – Milwaukee, double majoring in criminal justice and public administration. Whitney joined Milwaukee County in 2008 working with the Milwaukee County Investigators and the Milwaukee Police Department Cold Case  Homicide.  She left for a short period of time, working in the private sector at a law firm as a bankruptcy paralegal. She rejoined the County in 2014 as the paralegal for a task force in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office – Violent Crimes Unit. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude are infectious. In her free time, Whitney enjoys traveling, volunteering with her sorority, and spending time with friends and family.

 


Rhonda L. Smith

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights Cases
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Equal Rights Division (ERD) 
  • Foreclosure Matters
  • Wage Claims Collections

Education

  • Concordia University, B.A.
  • Concordia University, MBA

Miscellaneous

Rhonda Smith came to the Milwaukee County Office of Corporation Counsel in August 1998.  Her professional experience includes 27 years working as a legal assistant (secretary) and paralegal in the legal field (private and public sectors).  She possesses both a bachelor's degree in criminal justice management and a master's degree (public administration & human resources management) from Concordia University. 

 


 

OFFICE OF CORPORATION COUNSEL

901 N. 9th Street, Room 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4300

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