Providing sophisticated thoughtful legal services in the trust and estate areas with decades of experience helping families navigate the distribution of their wealth while minimizing or eliminating transfer taxes.
J.D. 1978, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Music 1975, Wichita State University
Bachelor of Music 1973, St. Norbert College
State of Wisconsin Courts 1978
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin 1978
U.S. Supreme Court 2014
State Bar of Wisconsin 1978-present;
Madison Estate Council Member 1979-present and past president
Presentations given over the years on marital property law and estate planning to various civic organizations and financial institutions, including Meriter Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Attic Angels Association;
Speaker at State Bar of Wisconsin seminar on estate planning;
Lecturer UW Law School general practice course;
Presenter to Association of Paralegals;
Panelist for Mentor Council, Marquette Law School; and
Panelist for Mentor Council, UW Madison Law School.
Nearly two decades of volunteering at Edgewood High School as accompanist for their choirs and musicals and at Blessed Sacrament grade school for their Christmas programs.
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
The Best Lawyers in America® recognition since 2015
Edgewood High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame 2005
St. Norbert College Distinguished Achievement Award for Public Service, 2017
Madison Magazine Top Lawyer recognition 2005
Wisconsin 2016 Madison area Super Lawyer recognition 2016
Milwaukee Magazine top attorney in Wisconsin recognition 2016
Community Service Award from Wisconsin Music Educators Association
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
In her free time, Susan enjoys spending quality time with her adult children and grandchildren, traveling (including biking and hiking) as well as reading and playing the piano.