August 5, 2020

Volume X, Number 218

Susan E. Lovern

Susan Lovern is the President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. and chairs the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation Section. She represents clients in complex business litigation and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as in pre-litigation contexts, including arbitrations and mediations.  Susan’s business litigation clients include hospitals, health systems, banks, and manufacturers. She regularly handles contract, lease and warranty disputes for her clients, as well as business torts, class action defense, shareholder and non-compete agreements, unfair competition and trade secrets. Susan also represents clients in environmental and real estate litigation matters. Her appellate experience includes numerous published opinions and arguing cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  In every matter, Susan’s focus is on understanding her client’s business objectives and providing strategic, cost-effective service consistent with those objectives.

Honors and Accomplishments

  • Selected for Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists: Wisconsin’s Top 50 Lawyers (2019), Wisconsin’s Top 25 Women Lawyers (2012, 2014-2019), and Wisconsin Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2010-2019)

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® Commercial Litigation (2016-2020) and Litigation - Environmental (2013-2020)

  • Selected as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Milwaukee Litigation - Environmental “Lawyer of the Year”

  • Elected as a Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • Selected as a Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

  • Honored as one of 2010’s “Woman in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional and Civic Associations

  • Trustees of Funds and Endowments, board member (2018 – present)

  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, board member (2013-2019); co-chaired Civil Committee (2016-2019)

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, elected board member (2010-2016)

  • Association for Women Lawyers Foundation, board member (2014-2017)

  • Association for Women Lawyers, president (2003-04), board member (1999-2005)

  • Christ Church Episcopal, Whitefish Bay, chair of Endowment Board (2019 – present), chair of Finance Committee (2013), Senior Warden (2012), vestry member (2009-2012)

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Strategic Planning Committee (2008-09)

  • Milwaukee P.E.O. Chapter, president (2005-2007)

  • Vital Voices for Mental Health, vice chairperson (2000-2002), board member (1999-2002)

  • American Bar Association (Litigation and Appellate Sections)

  • Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court (Program Committee)

  • Serjeants’ Inn

  • American Health Lawyers Association

Articles in the National Law Review database by Susan E. Lovern

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