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100 Wilburn Road, Suite 202
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Waunakee, WI 53597

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Olivia Kay Mote

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Representing Clients

  • Business Law
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Employment and Civil Rights (including gender identity and sexual orientation)

Olivia Kay Mote

Attorney Mote is an associate in the firm. She concentrates her practice in the areas of business and nonprofit law, estate planning, family law, and employment and civil rights (including gender identity and sexual orientation). As a former college educator, she also welcomes the opportunity to assist in education-related matters, whether PreK-12 or postsecondary. Olivia is also a certified First Steps® Advance Care Planning Facilitator, trained by the Wisconsin Medical Society to assist individuals in identifying and communicating how they wish for decisions to be made about their care if they become unable, even temporarily, to advocate for themselves.  Advance care planning can help clients avoid costly guardianship proceedings in addition to providing peace of mind for individuals and their loved ones.

Olivia is the daughter and granddaughter of community-minded small business owners. During law school she advised entrepreneurs and early-stage companies as a student associate at the University of Wisconsin Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic. She also gained experience in-house as a legal intern for a health care IT company, in state government at the Department of Public Instruction, and in non-profits internships, as well as through various pro bono programs at the University of Wisconsin.

Prior to attending law school, Olivia earned a master's degree from Miami University, then went on to serve as an adjunct professor in comparative religion. As a supplement to her legal training, Olivia also pursued coursework in the field of education and continued to teach about diverse cultures and worldviews as a graduate assistant in the UW Religious Studies Program. Informed by these rich experiences, Olivia strives to handle client matters with empathy and efficiency.

Education

  • B.A., cum laude, Religious Studies & Political Science, DePauw University
    • Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, 2005 Cohort
    • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
    • Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies
    • Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity
  • M.A., Comparative Religion, Miami University
    • Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies
    • Alan Miller Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
    • Certificate, Arabic Language, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • J.D., pro bono distinction, University of Wisconsin Law School)
    • Dean's List
    • Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Student Attorney
    • Society for Education Law & Policy, Co-Founder

Professional Activities and Experience

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Admissions to Practice:
    • State of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

Honors and Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Teacher, First Unitarian Society of Madison
  • Member, Miami University Comparative Religion Alumni Advisory Board
  • Intellectual Development Advisor, Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Advisory Board (Alpha Chapter, DePauw University)
  • Member, American Academy of Religion