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About me

I am dedicated to providing excellent advocacy, problem-solving and mediation to assist clients and their families.  My practice includes a wide range of both complex financial and child-related issues, including divorce and domestic partnerships.  


I enjoy travel and often combine trips with trainings for mediation and collaborative professionals to various overseas destinations.  


My partner and I recently opened the Family Mediation Center ( to provide a resource for couples who want joint education and guidance, rather than each hiring a lawyer.  We work with lawyer mediators, child/family specialists and financial experts to meet the specific needs of each family. 


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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Divorce: 45%
  3. Prenuptials: 5%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patricia L. Grove

    I have worked with Attorney Hansen for over 30 years, both as opposing counsel in cases and as a collaborative counterpart in collaborative law cases. She has also been a mediator in cases of mine. Sue is sharp as a whip, knowledgeable and decisive. She brings the voice of reason to every case. She is skillful, thoughtful and insightful. She is very aware of the dynamics in every case, and works to bring parties together. She is the “go to” source for family law questions. She is a skilled collaborative lawyer, well versed in assisting parties in making the best decisions in their cases. Sue is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is pleasant to work with and you can trust her word on anything. I hold Attorney Hansen in the highest regard and would recommend her to any client: They could not be in better hands.


    Patricia Grove Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • David Nathan Iancu

    Attorney Hansen has an excellent reputation as being one of the best family law attorneys in the Wisconsin. I'd highly recommend her services to anyone in need of a family law attorney.


    David Iancu Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C.

126 N. Jefferson Street Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-6120


WIGood Standing198103/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Innovator of the Year AwardState Bar of Wisconsin2015
Best Family LawyersM Magazine2015
Best MediatorBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Family Law Firms in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2015
Leader in the LawWisconsin Law Journal2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Wisconsin FellowsWisconsin State Bar Foundation2006
Best of Milwaukee LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHansen & Hildebrand, S.C.2001 - Present
Co-founderMilwaukee Mediation Center2015 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsPast President2006 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember1995 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Mediatorsmember1990 - Present
Common Council Commission on Domestic ViolenceMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar Association, Bench/Bar Circuit Court - Family CommitteeMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionBoard of DirectorsN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionPast Chair2008 - 2009
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinPublic Education Committee Co-Chair2008 - 2013
Collaborative Family Law Council of WisconsinTraining Chair2001 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Milwaukee Bar Association MessengerInterdisciplinary Family Mediation Center: an Evolving Way to Meet the Needs of Families2015
Wisconsin Lawyer magazineIdeas That Spark Change2015
Association of Women LawyersMilwaukee Mediation Center: A New Alternative for Families2015
Wisconsin Lawyer magazineWisconsin Legal Innovators 20152015
PerspectivesValue of a Child Specialist-Priceless2009
Innovations in Family Law PracticeCollaborative Practice2008
PerspectivesMediation and Collaborative Practice2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Milan, ItalyInterdisciplinary Collaborative Training2015
Annual MeetingValue of a Child Specialist2015
Padua, Italy Collaborative PracticeIntroductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice2014
CFLCW Annual MeetingClient Process Choices2013
IACP Annual ForumValue of a Child Specialist - Priceless!2012
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law WorkshopGuardian ad Litem: What Do Courts Want; What Do Children Need2011
State Bar of Wisconsin WebinarRedefining Divorce-Collaboration Instead of Litigation2010
Meithal-European Collaborative Conference-IrelandTraining Trainers2008
Door County WorkshopMental Health Professionals in Family Law Cases2008
Building BlocksInterdisciplinary Collaborative Practice2008
ADR Law ClassCollaborative Practice2008
9th Annual ForumEffective Client Consultations2008
Guardian ad Litem SeminarEffective Child Advocacy2007