920-885-5549 | 200 Front Street, Suite 2E, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Lisa L. Derr

Lisa L. Derr

“I am passionate about helping divorcing couples find real solutions in mediation.”

Lisa Derr has practiced family law for almost 30 years and been a mediator for 20 years. She began her mediation practice after seeing how poorly litigation resolved clients’ divorce issues in the long-term.

Lisa has given extensive training in mediation for both private companies as well as governmental agencies as described below.

Classes and Seminars Presented

  • Managing Conflict – Dealing with the Frustrated Customer, Wisconsin State Credit Conference
  • Applying Domestic Violence Research to Placement and Custody Factors of §767.24, Wisconsin Supreme Court of Judicial Education
  • Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, Dane County Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Mediating with Domestic Abuse, Wisconsin Association of Mediators
  • Resolving Conflict in the Workplace for Companies, Janesville WI Plant
  • Domestic Violence Training to Staff of Friends of Abused Families, West Bend
  • Building a Frank Lloyd Wright House with the Same Old Bricks: The Building Blocks of Meditation, Emerging Issues in Mediation Conference
  • Legislative Update, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Legislative Update, Annual Family Law Workshop
  • Preparing Your Clients for Mediation, State Bar Convention
  • Grief and Loss of Divorce, Cardinal Stritch University
  • Managing Conflict at Work, Horizon Home Care and Hospice
  • Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Madison Public Service Commissioner’s Affirmative Action Advisory Council
  • Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Dealing with Difficult People: Difficult Clients (Yours and Theirs), and Difficult Attorneys, Wisconsin State Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Mediating Financial Issues with Domestic Violence, Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay and Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center (Oshkosh)
  • Dealing with Impasse Parts I and II with Perri Mayes, Wisconsin Association of Mediators Emerging Issues Conference

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1987
  • Illinois, 1987

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1987
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1984
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • “Legislative Update” on upcoming legislation in the Family Law , Journal of Family Law, Spring , 2003
  • “Legislative Update” on upcoming legislation in the Family Law , Journal of Family Law, Fall, 2003
  • “Legislative Update” on upcoming legislation in the Family Law area with Dan Rossmiller, Journal of Family Law, Spring , 2004
  • New Child Support Laws on the Horizon, Wisconsin Association of Mediation Journal , Fall, 2003
  • “Certification of Mediators – What Does it Mean for Me?”, Wisconsin Assoc. Mediation Journal, Spring, 2005
  • Discussing Money Without a Fight, Inspire Magazine, August, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Office of Lawyer Regulation, District 13, Committee Member & Secretary, 1999 – 2005
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 1997 – Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Gender Equity Committee., Past Chair
  • Wisconsin Association of Mediators, President, 2011 – 2012
  • Wisconsin State Bar Family Law Section, Director, Family Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Family Law Section Board, Past Director
  • Office of Lawyer Regulation, District 13 Committee, 1999 – 2004
  • Chapman and Cutler, Associate Attorney, 1989 – 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian for elderly at Clearview Nursing Home, Juneau Wisconsin
  • Volunteer for the Dodge County Pro Bono Clinic

Languages

  • English

Contact Our Beaver Dam Mediation Lawyers

If you live in Wisconsin and need help with your divorce or other family law matters, call 920-885-5549 or email our team below.