Leander J. Foley, Jr. Chapter 

Our Chapter was started in 1995 by Leonard Loeb (1929-2003). Attorney Loeb made a huge impression on the practice of family law in Wisconsin. Among many of his accomplishments, Attorney Loeb authored the System Book for Family Law, and co-founded the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. During his legal career that spanned over 50 years, he served as the State Bar of Wisconsin President, was an active ABA member serving on the Board of Governors, and was the founding President of the Leander J. Foley Jr. Matrimonial chapter. He was also the founding President of the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court.

Attorney Loeb's vision for lawyers was to teach civility and respect in the daily practice of law, and to create a mentoring system for younger members of the bar. He decided that there was no better way to create a matrimonial chapter than to name it after one of the best family law judges in the State of Wisconsin. Leander J. Foley, Jr., was a judge for 26 years in the State of Wisconsin. He died at the age of 74 in December 1996. Judge Foley began his career as a judge in 1959. He served for over 26 years on the bench. He retired in 1985. In addition to teaching law students a course on Family Law at Marquette University Law School, he also taught other judges at the National College of the State Judiciary, located in Reno, Nevada. Judge Foley was recognized as one of the leading members of the judiciary for his honesty, integrity and knowledge of family law.

Leander J. Foley Jr. Inn Meeting Guest Policy

It is the policy of the Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court that guests are welcome at our meetings.  Any member intending to bring a guest shall receive prior approval from a majority of the Executive Committee.  This approval can be obtained via e-mail.

New Member Orientation policy

Our new member orientation program will by held each year in conjunction with our April meeting.