Margaret Fiedler Koehler

Margaret Fiedler Koehler

Margaret (Peg) M. Fiedler Koehler graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1973. After graduating high school Koehler attended UW-Platteville where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education, graduating in 1977. 

From 1979-1984, she taught economics and sociology at Mineral Point High School. Judge Koehler was nominated Teacher of The Year by the Mineral Point student body. She later served on the Mineral Point School Board from 1990-1994. 

Following teaching Koehler attended the University of Wisconsin Law school, where she received her law degree, graduating with honors, in 1987. After finishing law school, Koehler practiced as an attorney in Dodgeville. In 1998 Koehler moved her practice to Mineral Point. She was the Mineral Point City Attorney from 1992-2003.

As a judge, Koehler practiced law in Southwest Wisconsin including Iowa County, Green County, Grant County, Lafayette County, Richland County, and Dane County.

 Koehler’s practices include an emphasis on family law and Guardian ad Litem work, where she has litigated many family law matters. Koehler has represented children as a Guardian ad Litem, where her recommendations have been followed by the Court, about the placement of children. When asked what issues she saw in her job that kept her up at night, she said, “My decisions, but not very much. Prepare for decisions you make. Things can go either way.” 

 Judge Koehler handles involvement of personal injury; probate and estate planning; real estate; contracts; municipal law along with other civil matters. 

She has served on multiple State Bar committees, including the State Bar General Practice Committee and the Office Lawyer Regulation, In which she currently serves.

Judge Koehler is currently Board Director for Farmers Savings Bank, along with being a Trustee on the Board for Upland Hills Health. 

Judge Koehler’s background gives her the expertise to be a firm, fair, and impartial judge. 

When asked when she realized she wanted to pursue the path that led her to become a judge she said, “about age 12 I wanted to be a lawyer, but later on I realized that I wanted to be a judge.” 

The advice she would give to her high school self and others was, “to pay attention to English, take history, and grades mean everything. To study hard, because without good grades you will not be successful.” 

By: Mya James