Christine Diedrick Mochel

Christine Diedrick Mochel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christine grew up in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. She graduated with honors (cum laude) from Marquette University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Communications, Social Welfare and Justice in 2009. Christine also graduated with honors (summa cum laude) from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 2012. Christine concentrated her legal studies in the area of children and families. Christine was invited to write for Law Review as a result of her academic standing. The Law Review article on the Foster Care System was recognized by becoming a published article. Christine was also in charge of organizing and running the 8th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law.

Christine's scholarly achievements were recognized in a variety of awards including being added to the Dean's list for every semester of Law School and being inducted into the Jesuit Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Nu and the Order of the Curia.

Christine returned to Wisconsin where she earned her Wisconsin Bar license after successfully completing the State Bar Examination. Christine has been appointed by various courts to act as guardian ad litem in family related cases and chips cases. Christine has also been licensed to practice in the United States District Court Eastern Division.

Christine had the opportunity to further her legal exposure by working for the Supreme Court of Ohio while in law school. She also furthered her studies of children related issues by being selected to work for the Legal Aid Society's Guardian ad Litem office. Christine pursued the opportunity to assist others by working for the Capital University Legal Clinic. We were first introduced to Christine when she also worked for Brazil, Thelen & Benske, S.C. as a summer law clerk.

Christine's legal talents became quickly obvious to the partners and Christine was offered a position as an attorney at Brazil, Thelen & Benske, S.C. following law school and was again offered a position at Brazil & Benske, S.C. after the former firm was dissolved to support a partner's bid for a circuit court judicial position.

Christine has been selected by a legal committee to work as a part of a team of attorneys at the Children's Court Center in Wauwatosa. Christine handles both private CHIPS cases and as an intake officer at the Children's Court Center.

Christine is of course a Packer fan having grown up both in Wisconsin but in particular the Green Bay area. Christine and her husband, also an attorney with the State Public Defender's office in Milwaukee Children's Court Center, live in Milwaukee County. Family and community involvement is a priority for Christine so away from the office means a focus on family time and pursuing opportunities to be involved in her community.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Placement
  • Child Custody
  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Relevant Tax Issues
  • Paternity
  • CHIPS cases
  • JIPS Cases
  • Adoptions
  • Juvenile Guardianships

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2012


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate summa cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2009

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • A List WISN 12 for family law
  • Invited to write for Law Review
  • Published Article in Capital University Law Review Vol. 40
  • Article referenced by New York Supreme Court as an informative read
  • Inducted into the Jesuit Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Inducted into the Order of Curia
  • Selected by Judicial committee to become intake attorney at Children’s Court
  • Four time Cali Award Winner for Legal Topics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Aid Society’s Guardian ad Litem office
  • Capital University Legal Clinic

Pro Bono Activities

  • Actively Involved in Many Civic Organization