Experienced Divorce Lawyers

with Proven Results

Focused · Experienced · Compassionate

Our legal team consists of skilled negotiators, trial attorneys, and experienced paralegals. We will vigorously protect your interests at every step of the process.

The attorneys at Murphy Johnson & Trampe S.C. have successfully represented thousands of family law clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Based on our results, we have obtained a strong reputation in the legal community. We regularly handle matters in areas such as Racine, Lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Fontana, Delavan, East Troy, Burlington,Whitewater, Twin Lakes, Kenosha, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Brookfield and Mukwonago, as well as other communities throughout Racine County, Kenosha County, Waukesha County, Milwaukee County, and Walworth County, Wisconsin.

We are seasoned trial attorneys, with extensive experience in divorce, legal separation, child custody, child placement, child support, spousal support (maintenance), removing a child out of state, post judgment modifications, paternity, spousal support (maintenance), contempt, marital property agreements, property division, and civil litigation.

We understand that every client and client is unique. For as long as the firm has existed, we have emphasized strong client relationships and attentive representation tailored to meet individual needs. We believe that by keeping our clients involved and informed, they are in a better position to make confident choices. Contact our offices to schedule a free initial consultation.

Meet the Team

We're Here to Help You

Matthew P. Johnson

Partner and Shareholder

Amber M. Ragonese

Associate Attorney

Philip Z. Trampe

Partner and Shareholder

Abigail M. Volberding

Associate Attorney

Focused and experienced representation


Satisfied clients!

Attorney Abigail Gilman was a pleasure to work with, always professional, very detailed, always had my best interests in mind and helped me to get the best results without trial! There were times I slacked off in getting her info and documents she needed and she got on me about it which was great because my motivation was low! I would highly recommend Abby to anyone in need of a lawyer, i hope I never need another one however I would consider her a good friend also! Thanks again Abby

Abby ,

When I first went to Phillip at my free visit, he was very compassionate and listened to everything I said. My request was an unusual one, I wanted to be allowed to see my grandson. Phil fought very hard to make that happen & now I get to see my grandson every month. I would recommend Phil to anyone that was having the issues that I was having. Thanks you so much Phil

Grandparent rights ,

I met Phil in the March of 2014 when I went for the free consultation about filling for a divorce. From the first meeting and throughout the entire divorce process he was very honest, friendly, always available to answer any of my questions or concerns. He fought for my benefits every step of the way , him and his staff were always there to take my calls , give advice and encouragement when I needed it. I would recommend his services to everyone who is looking for a fair, knowledgeable, professional and successful legal services

Divorce ,

My experience with Attorney Gilman was excellent. I found her to be knowledgeable, prepared, responsive and compassionate. It was especially helpful and reassuring to have her on my side in a process that I was completely unfamiliar with. I thought that I would never have to deal with a divorce and was unprepared for the events as they transpired. When necessary, she helped me to sort out the issues from the emotions. She struck a great balance between professionalism and friendly support. I feel fortunate to have had Attorney Gilman representing me during this ordeal.

Great representation ,

While Mr. Trampe was not my attorney and he was my significant others, I have to say that if anyone is looking for a highly intelligent, aggressive lawyer for their custody case, Mr. Trampe, will make sure you win. He was very knowledgeable and would leave no stone un-turned for his client. He was more than fair in dealing with my attorney when my partner and I decided to settle the matter between us with the help of our attorneys. If any man is in need of help with a custody matter with their child/children I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. He will fight for you until you get the results you are looking for. Thank you, Mr. Trampe, Heather

Child placement ,

Matthew Johnson provided me with fantastic legal advice and support, and did a great job for me. Very knowledgeable, conscientious and hard-working. Prompt, thorough communication throughout the entire process, which was greatly appreciated. I am very pleased with the way things were resolved and am very happy that I hired him.

Excellent attorney, couldn’t be more pleased ,