Carley N. Windorff


Phone: (414) 727-5150

Carley N. Windorff is a partner at Macgillis Wiemer, LLC. Carley focuses her practice on representing first responders, including police and firefighter unions.

Carley was born and raised in Northeast Wisconsin. She is a first-generation attorney and is a lifelong and avid reader and writer. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English & Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and pursued a law degree to combine her passion for reading and writing with her passion for effecting positive change.

Carley earned her law degree from the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, MN. While in law school, she was honored with a Dean’s Scholarship (three years of partial tuition) and a Dean’s Award for her coursework performance. She also clerked for The Honorable Daniel C. Moreno, a District Court Judge for the State of Minnesota, worked as a law clerk for the Minnesota Aids Project, and spent a semester as a habeas law clerk for the United State’s Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.

Carley moved back to Northeast Wisconsin after law school & began her legal career practicing criminal law as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Wisconsin in Brown County. In this position, she built a strong litigation practice and successfully tried a significant number of criminal trials. As an ADA, she maintained a successful motion practice and gained a strong command of the rules of evidence and the criminal process. Her litigation experience, and her working relationships with first responders in the justice system, translate to success for her first responder clients.

Carley launched a solo practice in 2018. As a boutique practitioner, she expanded her practice areas beyond criminal law to include family law, labor & employment law, law enforcement defense, basic estate planning, and small business consulting services. She served as a GAL for Brown County for a year and maintained a niche practice specializing in divorce and post- judgment paternities for both law enforcement officers and victims of domestic violence. With respect to her law enforcement practice, she successfully represented police officers and firefighters across the State of Wisconsin and gained significant experience in assisting clients with grievances, arbitrations, disciplinary investigations and actions, terminations, and officer-involved shootings and critical incidents.

Carley enjoys the opportunity to be able to expand her advocacy for Wisconsin’s first responders as a partner with MacGillis Wiemer. As a spouse to a law enforcement officer, Carley understands the sacrifices that first responders and their families make in order to protect and serve their communities. She has been a Green Bay Area chapter member of Shielded Hearts since 2014.

When she is not advocating on behalf of clients, or chasing her three young children, Carley enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and yoga.

Bar & Court Admissions

State of Wisconsin (2012)

Eastern District of Wisconsin (2018)


“Hope For Wisconsin’s Heroin Crisis”, State Bar of Wisconsin-Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, Vol. No. 17, Issue No. 4 (June 2014).