Paula A. Hamer
  • Family Law
  • Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2004 J.D.
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, 2001 B.A.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • “Top 10 Under 40 Attorney, ” National Academy of Family Attorneys, 2014
  • Rising Star, Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2010-2014
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers List, 2017-2019
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Waupaca County Bar Association
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Leadership Oshkosh


Partner  |  Appleton, Wisconsin
Phone: 920-739-7366 | 800-559-7366
Fax: 920-739-6352

Paula A. Hamer is a Partner at the Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. Paula’s practice is entirely devoted to family law issues and related litigation. For the past decade, Paula has served clients in the areas of divorce, paternity actions, custody and physical placement disputes, adoptions, and claims to terminate parental rights. Prior to dedicating her entire practice to the representation of clients involved in family law cases, Paula served as a town, city, and village attorney for various local municipalities.

Paula is an active member of the Outagamie County Bar Association, the Winnebago County Bar Association, and the Waupaca County Bar Association. Paula’s committed presence within these various local bar associations has helped her to establish a strong and effective working relationship with our local judges, appointed guardian ad litems, and other attorneys. These relationships, coupled with Paula’s confidence and track record in the courtroom, position her as a force during complex negotiations. Paula is an aggressive advocate for her clients’ rights and maintains a working knowledge of the law and proposed legislative changes that affect her clients’ bargaining positions.

In 2014, Paula was named a “Top 10 Under 40 Attorney” by the National Academy of Family Attorneys (NAFLA). This elite honor is bestowed on less than 1% of the attorneys licensed throughout the State of Wisconsin. Paula has also been recognized on numerous occasions as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer.

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Paula joined Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. in 2004 after earning her juris doctorate from Marquette University Law School with honors. Having grown up in the Oshkosh area, Paula was excited to return to the Fox Valley area to begin her legal career and has genuinely enjoyed practicing in this community ever since. Paula’s commitment to civic involvement stems in part from watching her father build and maintain a family-owned business in Oshkosh and also from her husband’s service to the Oshkosh community as a firefighter.


Paula and her team were incredible! Couldn’t have asked for a better team to represent me in my divorce. They clearly knew everything there is to know about family law and got me everything I wanted in my divorce. Property and custody. Highly recommend!


Paula and her legal team have always listened to my concerns, gave advice and answered my questions. My divorce was unique, to say the least!! Paula has been with me and my family the entire time….. she’s the best!


I couldn’t have had a better lawyer. Paula always had my best interests at hand; considering all the unknowns of my case and what we had to deal with, I am very well satisfied. Paula and her team went above and beyond at times to keep up with my case at hand. Thank you immensely!


Paula helped me through my custody and divorce. I always felt she was knowledgeable and listened to my concerns. She took initiative and was on task. I would definitely recommend her.


Paula is very knowledgeable and kept my interests foremost in the divorce. While the divorce was amicable, Paula made sure I avoided pitfalls and reminded my ex-wife that even though the three of us met, Paula represented me. Paula was concise in our meetings and kept the process flowing smoothly. Without hesitation I would recommend her to others.


You want Paula in your corner! Paula is by far the best lawyer in the Fox Cities. She fights very hard for her clients to ensure fair and accurate information is being relayed to represent the best interests of her clients. Paula focusing on facts and details rather irrelevant information that would waste any time in court. She is persistent and will go to great lengths to support her clients. She is definitely the lawyer you want in your corner!


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