Notable Women in Law: Lydia Chartre

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 12
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.A., Carthage College
  • Law degree/university: J.D., Marquette University

Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Lydia Chartre, a partner at
Husch Blackwell LLP, represents condominium and homeowners associations (HOAs) throughout Wisconsin. She is one of two Wisconsin attorneys admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers, which recognizes excellence in the practice. 

Chartre has more than 15 years of experience advising condominium association boards of directors on the issues facing them, including declaration and bylaw amendments, assessment collection and foreclosure rule-making, voting and governance issues, and HUD and fair housing issues.

She regularly speaks on legal issues affecting associations at conferences and seminars put on locally by the Community Associations Institute-Wisconsin Chapter and the State Bar of Wisconsin and nationally at conferences put on by the College of Community Association Lawyers. 

Chartre and her team organize multiple legal seminars for property managers and association board members each year, held in various parts of Wisconsin. Topics have included development and management of condominium associations, interpretation and amendment of governing documents, collections and post-foreclosure considerations.