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Trainer–Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training in Italy and Family Mediation Center Interdisciplinary Family Law Mediation Training statewide Wisconsin; CollaboratBasic Collaborative Law; Mediation Ethics Trainer; multiple Collaborative and Mediation training programs local, state, national, and international as trainer and participant; Family Law financial and child-related topics (participant & trainer); Children’s Voices-Infancy to Adulthood; Annual Meeting “Are we really listening?”; Annual Family Tax Seminars;


Susan Hansen practices family law, with an emphasis on collaborative divorce and mediation. She has practiced in the southeastern Wisconsin area for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in complex financial and child-related family law cases. She provides a client-centered, problem-solving approach to family law issues and supports working in an interdisciplinary process to provide the greatest value and long-term benefits to clients.

Susan is the Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is a member of many professional and community service organizations including the Wisconsin Association of Mediators, AFCC, Association for Conflict Resolution and the Leading American Attorneys Network Advisory Board.

She has frequently presented and written on financial and children’s family law issues for attorneys, educators, and mental health professionals and provided training in mediation and collaborative practice both nationally and internationally.

Her primary practice areas include Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties.

Susan has consistently been named among Milwaukee’s best divorce attorneys by Milwaukee Magazine, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America, Best Mediators in America, as well as an AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Membership Distinctions

Recipient: Kathleen M. Baird Dolphin Award, 2009


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