Susan E. Lovern

Susan E. Lovern


von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Recognized since 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Health Care

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Environmental
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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 facing environmental and real estate litigation matters, including CERCLA cleanup and PFAS contamination cases. 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.

Location
  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427
Education
  • University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, graduated 1995
  • University of Northern Iowa, B.A., with highest honors, graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin
Affiliations
  • Greater Milwaukee Committee - Member
  • American Bar Association - Litigation and Appellate Sections
  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Elected Board Member, 2010-2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Strategic Planning Committee, 2008-2009
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association - Board of Directors, 2013-2019), (co-chair Civil Committee, 2016-2019
  • Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court - Program?Committee
  • Association for Women Lawyers Foundation - Board of Directors, 2014-2017
  • Milwaukee Public Library Foundation - Board of Directors
  • Association for Women Lawyers - President, 2003-2004; Board of Directors, 1999-2005
  • Trustees of Funds and Endowments - Board of Directors
  • Christ Church Episcopal, Whitefish Bay - Chair Endowment Board, 2019; Chair Finance Committee, 2013; Senior Warden, 2012; Vestry Member, 2009-2012
  • Milwaukee P.E.O. Chapter - President, 2005-2007
  • Vital Voices for Mental Health - Vice Chairperson, 2000-2002; Board of Directors, 1999-2002
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

71 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Environmental
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Environmental, Milwaukee (2021)
  • Litigation - Environmental, Milwaukee (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Awards:
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, Fellow (2020)
  • "2020 Notable Women in Law", BizTimes Media
  • Association for Women Lawyers' Founders Award (2020)
  • The BTI?Consulting Group, Client Service All-Star (2020)
  • Top 25: Milwaukee Super Lawyers® (2020-2021)
  • Top 50: Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2019-2021)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (2014)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow (2017)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2010-2021)
  • Top 25 Women: Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2012, 2014-2021)
  • "Woman in the Law" Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Environmental Law

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