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Overview

One of only two Wisconsin attorneys admitted to the national College of Community Association Lawyers, which recognizes excellence in the practice, Lydia represents condominium and homeowners associations (HOAs) throughout the state.

Lydia has extensive experience advising Wisconsin condominium association boards of directors on the myriad issues facing them, including declaration and bylaw amendments; assessment collection and foreclosure; rule-making, voting and governance issues; and HUD and fair housing issues.

Condominium residents typically live in close quarters, and that proximity can add a personal edge to legal issues. Lydia listens carefully and tactfully to clients and to opposing parties, keeping an open mind and anticipating counterarguments. No two cases are alike, nor are issues black and white. Questions typically have more than one answer, and Lydia is skilled at helping clients find the right answer for their needs.

She and her team organize a summer legal seminar for condominium attorneys, property managers and board members, held in various parts of Wisconsin. Topics have included development and management of condominium associations, collections and post-foreclosure considerations.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Construction, Real Estate Law, 2018-2019; Litigation - Real Estate, 2019
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2010
  • Milwaukee Magazine, Wisconsin's Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2009

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
      • Law Alumni Scholarship 
      • Dean's List 
      • Marquette Law Review, Business Editor
  • B.A., Carthage College
    • summa cum laude
    • Business Administration
      • Senior Academic Award

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • College of Community Association Lawyers, Fellow
  • Community Associations Institute-Wisconsin Chapter, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Finance Committee, 2010-2012
  • Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2003-2010
Outside the Office

A singer, Lydia serves as cantor at her parish, St. Teresa of Calcutta in North Lake, Wisconsin.

She and her husband, a multitalented musician, enjoy making music with his band. They have two young daughters, with whom Lydia likes to prepare meals and relax in the back yard. They escape when they can to Wisconsin’s Northwoods, where they enjoy boating and fishing.

Community Leadership
  • Milwaukee Public Museum, Secretary, Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • Friends of the Milwaukee Public Museum, Advisory Board, 2004-present; Chair, 2010-2015
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church, Pastoral Council, Chair