Legal Matters

New Legal Matter

OLA has an “open door” policy of access for employees of UW-Madison who have legal questions arising in the course and scope of their employment.  Each OLA attorney is responsible for several areas of law. If you need advice regarding a new, University-related legal matter, you may:

  • Contact our main office at 608-263-7400.  Our staff will request background information about your issue to assist in directing you to the proper attorney.
  • Review the attorneys’ practice areas and contact them directly.

Existing Legal Matter

  • If you have a question about an existing matter, please use our Attorney directory to contact the attorney who has been working on that matter with you or call our main number at 608-263-7400.

Personal Matter

  • OLA represents the University, including individual employees acting in their official capacities. OLA does not represent faculty, staff or students in personal legal matters outside the scope of their business as University officials.  Individuals needing personal legal assistance may contact the State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Referral and Information Service at  608-257-4666 or 608-257-3838.