Susan 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
Email: Susan Lovern
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (20%), Appellate (10%), General Litigation (10%)
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

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Representative Clients

  • Representative clients include Froedtert Health, Inc., Aparium Hotel Group, LLC., Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., REV Group, Inc., Champion Petfoods LP, 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • 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.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • An active member of the bar, Susan served two terms on the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Board of Directors (2013-2019) and co-chaired the Civil Committee (2016-2019). She also served two elected terms on the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Bar Association (“MBA”) (2010-2016). She is a past president of the Association for Women Lawyers, a 400-member specialty bar, and has served on the AWL Foundation Board (2014-2017). Additional professional memberships include the American Bar Association (Litigation and Appellate Sections), the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court (Executive Committee), and the American Health Lawyers Association. In the greater community, Susan is a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.  She currently serves on the board of Trustees of Funds and Endowments and recently chaired the Endowment Board of Christ Church Episcopal, Whitefish Bay (2019), where she has also chaired the finance committee (2013) and served as Senior Warden (2012).

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)


  • 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


  • Awarded the AWL Founders Award, Association for Women Lawyers, 2020
  • Named a Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group, 2020
  • Selected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Environmental Litigation (2013-2020), 2020
  • Woman in the Law Award Recipient, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2010
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation (2016-2020), 2020
  • 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

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Elected President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Environmental
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
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Office Location for Susan Lovern

411 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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