About Us

The mission of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics is to increase access to justice and legal resources for the Milwaukee community. Volunteer attorneys and law students work together in our free brief legal advice clinics serving over 5,000 clients each year. The experience provides law students with practice ready skills, exposure to a variety of legal issues, and a valuable professional network.


Angela Schultz, Assistant Dean for Public Service
Katie Mertz, Director for Public Service
Marisa Zane, Public Interest Law Fellow for Estate Planning Clinic and Adult Guardianship Forms Clinic
Ericka Schmidt, Program Assisant

Student Advisory Board

The MVLC Student Advisory Board is a team of experienced law student volunteers that work with the MVLC Staff and Advisory Board to facilitate clinic operations.

Attorney Advisory Board

The MVLC Attorney Advisory Board members are Amy Wochos, Milwaukee County; Molly Gena, Legal Action of Wisconsin; Lars Gulbrandsen, Quarles & Brady LLP; Joe Riepenhoff, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee; Cassidy Sandoval, Centro Legal; Julie Darnieder, Founder and Advisory Board Chair; Katrina Hull, Markery Law, LLC; BJ Westfahl, Westfahl & Westfahl, S.C.