Susan E. Lovern

Susan E. Lovern

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
 | 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-287-1286
Fax: 414-238-6599
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Susan Lovern is a Shareholder and Chair of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Commercial and Business Litigation Section. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation and appeals in state and federal courts as well as arbitration and mediation proceedings. She regularly advocates for businesses, banks, manufacturers, hospitals and health systems in the areas of breach of contract, lease and warranty disputes, business torts, shareholder and non-compete agreements, unfair competition, trade secrets, and class action defense. Susan also represents clients in environmental litigation and property tax disputes. She has significant appellate experience, including numerous published opinions, and has argued cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Susan Lovern

Admitted: 1995, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Environmental Litigation (2013-2019), 2019
  • Woman in the Law Award Recipient, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2010
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation (2016-2019), 2019
  • Selected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2017
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as "Lawyer of the Year" in Milwaukee for Litigation-Environmental (2014), 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • An active member of the bar, Susan serves on the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Board of Directors and co-chairs the Civil Committee. She served two elected terms on the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Bar Association (“MBA”) and currently sits on the Courts Committee. She is a past president of the Association for Women Lawyers, a 400-member specialty bar, and has served on the AWL Foundation Board. In 2008-09, she served on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Strategic Planning Committee. Additional professional memberships include the American Bar Association (Litigation and Appellate Sections), the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court (Program Committee), and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served as Senior Warden of church vestry; chaired the Finance Committee; co-chaired the Stewardship Committee and currently sits on the Endowment Board. Past president of a Milwaukee chapter of P.E.O., an international philanthropic organization aimed at increasing educational opportunities for women. Past vice chair of Vital Voices for Mental Health.
  • Elected Director of Trustees of Funds and Endowments, Inc., 2019


  • Part of team that secured dismissal of class action against national pharmacy store chain., 2019
  • Part of team that obtained dismissal of class action against petfood company., 2019

Representative Clients:

  • Representative clients include Froedtert Health, Inc., Walgreen Co., Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc. REV Group, Inc., Champion Petfoods LP, Healthfuse, LLC,, 2019

Educational Background:

  • J.D. - University of Iowa College of Law, 1995 (with distinction; Iowa Law Review; Chicago Moot Court) B.A., Finance - University of Northern Iowa, 1992 (with highest honors)

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
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Office Location for Susan E. Lovern

411 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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