Olivia K. Mote
Olivia Kay Mote is an associate attorney with Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby, S.C. (“ELSA”) and DeMarb Brophy LLC. Olivia has a general law practice that includes civil litigation and criminal defense as well as transactional law. She has represented clients in a diverse range of matters, such as property disputes, divorce, and other family law matters, guardianships, and estate administration. Her transactional practice includes business and non-profit matters, estate planning, real estate, and marital agreements. Working with DeMarb Brophy, Olivia enjoys assisting in personal injury and medical malpractice cases as well as bankruptcies and receiverships.
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 nonprofit 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 is an empathic listener and a creative problem-solver.
- B.A. cum laude, Political Science and Religious Studies, DePauw University, Indiana
- M.A., Comparative Religion, Miami University, Ohio
- Arabic Language Certificate, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- J.D., pro bono distinction, University of Wisconsin Law School
State Bar of Wisconsin, member
Dane County Bar Association, member
Legal Association for Women Board of Directors, “I Resolve” co-chair
Admissions to Practice:
State of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
State of Indiana
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana
- Volunteer Teacher, First Unitarian Society of Madison
- Governance Committee member, First Unitarian Society of Madison
- Miami University Department of Comparative Religion Alumni Advisory Board member
- Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Advisory Board member, Intellectual Development advisor