Michael J. Coakley



As an attorney in Turke & Steil’s estate planning practice, my aim is to help clients take pride in the legacies they will leave behind by crafting estate plans that are understandable, holistic, and efficient. All families come with their own dynamics and respectfully navigating those dynamics are what great estate plans do, in my opinion. Having grown up in Wisconsin, I am proud to be helping fellow Wisconsinites by giving them the tools to navigate those dynamics in the manner they see fit.


  • Northern Illinois University – College of Law
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2021


Prior to joining Turke & Steil, I worked at a boutique law firm in Waukesha County that specialized in Elder Law where estate planning and probate were the primary focuses. I was initially doing much of the probate work before I began assisting the managing partner with crafting estate plans. After having gone through probate, as an attorney, the experiences I could draw on became invaluable when advising clients on their estate plans.

Professional Activities

Member of the Waukesha County Bar Association and Milwaukee County Bar Association

Honors and Recognition

  • Member of Northern Illinois University’s College of Law’s Prisoners’ Rights Program

Outside Interests

  • Weekly trivia competitions with friends.

  • All things sports, from downhill skiing to watching Wisconsin’s favorite teams (Packers, Badgers, Bucks, and Brewers).

  • Traveling with family and friends.