Helenka B. Mietka

Helenka has experience in a variety of practice areas.
Helenka Mietka

Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Helenka served as a judicial extern for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and as Editor in Chief of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society. She has drafted memoranda and briefs, interviewed clients, and assisted in research and writing for a broad range of legal matters.

Helenka approaches client questions with close attention to individual concerns, prioritizing achieving client goals with creativity and efficiency. She believes that empathy and a calm demeanor under pressure allow for the efficient and favorable resolution of disputes.

Helenka is a proud member of OutFox, ArentFox Schiff’s LGBTQ+ affinity group.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions


  • “President Jair Bolsarano and LGBT Rights in Brazil,” State Bar of Wisconsin International Law Blog (Dec. 13, 2018)

Boards, Memberships & Certifications

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Languages
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Illinois Bar
    • Wisconsin Bar
  • Education
    University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, cum laude, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, Editor-in-Chief Hon. Ann Walsh Bradley, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Judicial Extern, 2019, 2021
    Scripps College, BA, cum laude, 2015
    Institute for Field Education (Paris, France), 2014