Notable Women in Law: Susan Hansen

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Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 12:52 pm

Over her 40-year career, attorney Susan Hansen has focused her practice on working with Wisconsin families. In her family law practice at Milwaukee-based Hansen & Hildebrand, she works with families separating or divorcing. At the Family Mediation Center, which she co-founded, she brings the additional option of mediation to self-represented parties.

The Family Mediation Center works to help couples navigate their divorce and other family issues in a cooperative, private and problem-solving manner while reducing family conflict. An interdisciplinary team including a lawyer mediator, child specialist and neutral financial specialist work as a team to help families reach resolutions that meet the needs of each person.

“What is most striking about Susan’s approach to the practice of law, particularly her focus on family law, is her appreciation that the legal profession is a service profession,” said Eric Steele, a retired attorney who worked in the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s juvenile division.

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