Notable Women in Law: Susan E. Lovern

President & CEO, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Susan Lovern is the president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based von Briesen & Roper, s.c. She became the firm’s president and CEO in January after the unexpected death of former president, Randall Crocker.

“The outpouring of support in both the bench and bar community was like nothing I had seen previously,” said Beth Kushner, shareholder at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. “She is universally liked, admired and respected both inside and outside of the law firm.”

Lovern joined von Briesen & Roper in 1994 as a summer associate and has spent 26 years with the firm. She was elected to her current role and has served on the firm’s board of directors for the past nine years. Prior to her tenure on the board, she served as the firm’s recruiting partner and also as head of the firm’s summer associate recruiting committee.

She has earned distinction as one of Wisconsin’s Top 50 Lawyers and Wisconsin’s Top 25 Women Lawyers.

Outside of work, Lovern is committed to helping those in her community. She serves on the boards of The Milwaukee Public Library Foundation and the Trustees of Funds and Endowments. She has held leadership positions at Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court, State Bar of Wisconsin, Association for Women Lawyers, Milwaukee Bar Association, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, her church and numerous nonprofit organizations focused on mental health issues in the community.

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