Lynn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, majoring in Communication Arts and French. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She enjoys being able to communicate with her French clients in French and continues to use both her undergraduate degrees, sometimes at the same time.
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
As a fellow in the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (“AAAA”), Lynn has been heavily involved in its governance, serving three terms on the Board of Trustees, as past Vice President, and on various committees, including one formed to revise AAAA’s Code of Ethics.
In 2011, Lynn was awarded the U.S. Congressional “Angel in Adoption” award, which recognizes and honors the good work of individuals who have enriched the lives of children through adoption. She was nominated by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin.
Lynn speaks and writes on legal issues affecting children at the state and national level. She has spoken to judges and court commissioners about surrogacy and adoption, and at American Bar Association Family Law conferences, and she regularly presents at AAAA’s annual and mid-year conferences. At the University of Wisconsin Law School, Lynn has been a guest lecturer on adoption, family law, trial advocacy, and general practice. She has contributed to such publications as Adoptive Families, Adoption Factbook, and Adoption Law: Practice and Procedure in the 21st Century. She also works on state legislation affecting children, including surrogacy legislation and various adoption reform bills.
Lynn and her husband have two sons and a Labrador Retriever named Dizzy, of whom they are very proud. Lynn enjoys all kinds of fitness activities, including running, weight-lifting, and yoga (especially headstand). She is also a fair violinist, who plays with the Madison Community Orchestra and the choir at her church. For years, Lynn has also worked with Madison Horizons Rotary as a Meals on Wheels driver. Sometimes, she finds time to knit.
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