Super Lawyers: Barbara Burbach
 

Barbara L. Burbach

RECOGNITIONS

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ten Years
  • Milwaukee Magazine, One of Milwaukee’s Best Lawyers
  • One of Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers
  • One of America’s Top Lawyers, 2001-2002.
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2005-2006

MEMBERSHIPS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Court Commissioner, Honorable Dennis P. Moroney, Milwaukee County Circuit

Court Judge

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • Fellow (since 1983)
  • President, Wisconsin Chapter

Milwaukee Bar Association

  • President, 1990-1991
  • Memorials Committee, 1995-2003
  • Fee Arbitration Committee, 1987-Present
  • Chair Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1985-1987

Milwaukee Bar Foundation

  • President, 2000-2003

State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Board of Governors, 2003-2007
  • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1986
  • Diversity Outreach Committee, 1999-2004
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section-200
  • Professional Responsibility Committee, District 2, 1982-1990
  • Member, Family Law Section

Wisconsin Law Foundation, Lifetime Fellow

  • Board of Directors, 1994-1999

Thomas & Fairchild Inns of Court, 1996-1997

Leander J. Foley Inns of Court

  • President, 2000
  • Master since inception

Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc.

  • Since inception, 2000
  • Co-chair Southeast Chapter Region, 2007
  • Member and Lecturer, Training Committee, 2004-present
  • Board member, 2001-2002

Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc.

 

Wisconsin Association of Mediators

  • Founding member, 1983

Legal Action of Wisconsin

  • Board of Directors 1983-1989

Centro Legal

  • Board member 1997-2001

Wisconsin Association of Women Lawyers

  • Member since its inception

Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers

  • Member

Hispanic National Bar Association

  • Outstanding Hispanic Women Lawyer, 1994
TEACHING
  • State Bar of Wisconsin ATS-CLE Programs, Frequent Lecturer
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Association of Mediators, Various Seminars
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Building for Success (2003)
  • Society of Family Lawyers, Advanced Maintenance Litigation Seminar (1996)
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., Volunteer Lawyers Project Family Law Training (1996)
  • Comprehensive Look at Family Law Seminar (1995)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Skills Training Program (1991)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Case Mediation Program (1990)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arbitration Training (1989)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Instructor, General Family Course-Family Law (periodically 1981-present)
TRAINING
  • Collaborative Divorce Training (2002)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers & American Arbitration Association, Matrimonial Arbitration Training (1989)
  • American Bar Association Section of Family Law Special Committee on Dispute Resolution, Training (1985)
  • Wisconsin Interprofessional Committee on Divorce, Mediation Training (1984)
  • Mediation Training Institute, Training, Harvard Law School (1983)
  • American Arbitration Association, Training (1982)
PROFESSIONAL/ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • Wisconsin State Bar, Board of Governors (2003-2010)
  • Listed in America's Top Lawyers since 2001
  • Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" since 1997
  • Leander J. Foley Inns of Court (President, 2000)
  • Milwaukee Bar Foundation (President, 2000-2003)
  • Outstanding Hispanic Women Lawyer, Hispanic National Bar Association (1994)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (President, 1990-1991)
PUBLICATIONS:
  • Wisconsin Methods of Practice, Child Support (2004)
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order, Fourth Edition, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2001)
  • Mediation Services in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine and Waukesha Counties (1990)
  • Wisconsin Divorce Systems, First Edition, Editorial Board (1976)
  • Health Insurance Conversion and Continuance, The Law Changes, the Milwaukee Lawyer, Vol. 5 No. 1 (1981)
SPEAKING:
  • How to Handle Employer Profit Sharing Contributions (2002)
  • Negotiating Division of Retirement Plans (2000)
  • How to Prepare Your Client for Mediation (2000)
  • Overview of the Mediation Process (2000)
  • Social Security Benefits in the Family Law Context (1997)
  • ADR in Family Law, What You and Your Client Need to Know (1997)
  • Pre-Legislative and Post-Legislative History of Grandparent Rights to Visitation (1990)
  • Life Insurance Property Right or Support? (1993)
  • Chronological History of Validity and Enforceability of Marital Agreements in Divorce (1992)
  • Custody and Mediation Under the New Child Custody Law (1990)
  • Fees and Retainer Agreements (1989)
  • Organizing and Updating Your Documents (1989)
  • Wisconsin Divorce Cases on Evaluation of Professional Practices (1986)
  • Impact of the Marital Property Action Divorce (1986)
  • Case Law Update (1986)
  • Role of the Attorney in the Mediation Process (1983)
  • Mediation: What it is and What it Isn't (1982)
  • Election of Health Insurance Conversion and Continuance Section 632.897, Wisconsin Statutes (1980)
  • Enforcement and Modification of Judgment (1979)
  • Application of Wisconsin Divorce System under the New Law (1979)
  • Maintenance, Periodic Payments, Family Support Payments, Dependency Exemptions (1978)