schusterAttorney Olivia Kay Mote is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She represents clients in divorce, legal separation, and paternity cases; post-judgment matters involving child custody and placement as well as a range of financial issues; marital property agreements, including prenups and postnups; and other family legal matters. In each year since 2020, Olivia has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a designation reserved for 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Olivia seeks to offer supportive, compassionate, and clear-eyed legal counsel to clients restructuring their relationships. She draws on her training and experience, including as a former educator, to help clients become informed, active participants in their own cases. Her years spent in general legal practice help her spot issues and identify when other professionals’ opinions may aid in achieving more efficient, effective resolutions. Olivia’s goal is to listen carefully to each client, building mutual understanding that supports cost-conscious collaboration.

Olivia considers it a tremendous privilege to serve individuals in periods of life transition and she seeks to honor the dignity of each person involved in a case. She understands private legal practice as a problem-solving profession; where possible, she pursues reasonable resolutions through negotiation, but she is also prepared to litigate vigorously in the service of her clients’ interests. She shares the commitment of her Schuster Family Law colleagues in holding sacred the interests of children in family court proceedings.

Olivia is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Dane County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal district courts of Wisconsin and her home state of Indiana. She holds a Grief Support Specialist certificate from the University of Wisconsin’s Continuing Studies division. She serves on the board of the Legal Association for Women in Madison and co-chairs L.A.W.’s annual attorney-student networking event. Olivia especially enjoys volunteering as a facilitator in the First Unitarian Society's “Coming of Age” program, where ninth-graders explore the world's religious traditions and consider questions of identity, belonging, and justice.

In addition to her J.D., Olivia also holds a master’s degree in comparative religion from Miami University, where her studies took her to the country of Lebanon for research and Arabic language training at the American University of Beirut. She loves to travel and was lucky to study in Egypt, Spain, Morocco, England, Turkey, and beyond while completing her bachelor’s degree in religious studies and political science at DePauw University. One of Olivia's favorite subjects is food, and she relives favorite travels through her cookbook collection.

Email: olivia@SchusterFamilyLaw.net