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Lynn Bodi

Family Attorney at Madison, WI

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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.


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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Licensed for 35 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1987
Updated 03/05/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2009
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Lynn knows family law better than anyone. That's all she does. And she believes in what's best for the child. I would recommend her to anyone.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Adoptions of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Center, S.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Surrogacy Center
  • 2002 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Stafford Rosenbaum, LLP
  • 1987 - 2002
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Honors)
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Mercycare Insurance Company v. Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance
  • Expert Witness


  • American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Past Trustee, Past VP
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Angel in Adoption
  • U.S. Congregation
  • 2011


  • Wisconsin Woman
  • “Legal Rights of Foster Parents”
  • 2007
  • Adoption Factbook IV
  • “Facilitators and How They Impact Adoption Practice”
  • 2007
  • Adoption Law: Practice and Procedure in the 21st Century
  • “Contested Proceedings – Practice Tips”
  • 2004
  • Adoptive Families, Nov./Dec.
  • “Legal Q and A: Contested Adoptions,”
  • 2002
  • Franchise Law Journal
  • "Protection of Multi-Line Sellers by State Relationship Statutes"
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Adoption, Family Law, Trial Advocacy, and General Practice
  • 2019
  • American Bar Association Family Law Conference
  • Surrogacy and Adoption
  • 2019
  • AAAA Annual Conference
  • “Unaccompanied Children in Federal Immigration Custody: Legal and Child Welfare Issues.”
  • 2019
  • ABA Family Law Section Fall Conference
  • “Insurance for ART in a Post-Obama World.”
  • 2017
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys webinar
  • "Ethics Code"
  • 2016
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys webinar
  • “Path to Leadership.”
  • 2016
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Bench Bar Family Courts Committee & Family Law Section
  • Family Court GAL Training Seminar
  • 2015
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys webinar
  • “The Essentials You Must Know Before ART Contract Drafting.”
  • 2015
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys midyear conference
  • “Health Insurance Issues.”
  • 2015
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys annual conference
  • Panel, “Running and/or representing matching services; point-counterpoint; conflict of interest issues.”
  • 2013
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys annual conference
  • Moderator, Panel on Insurance Issues in Surrogacy.
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Family Law Seminar
  • “Surrogacy in Wisconsin.”
  • 2011
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys annual conference
  • “Anatomy of the Mercycare case.”
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Lynn
Adoption Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Lynn Bodi. I have worked with her many times and always find her to be a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for her clients. Her experience and familiarity with her practice area make her an excellent representative of their interests."

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Madison Family Lawyer Lynn Bodi
Lynn Bodi
Family Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 35 years