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Joanne Lipo Zovic

Joanne currently works as an attorney, a clinical professor, a mediator and a private training consultant.

As an attorney, Joanne serves as a court-appointed trustee administering Chapter 128 cases and counsels clients in estate planning, real estate and small business matters.

As a clinical professor, Joanne is on the faculty of the Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Nursing where she teaches dispute resolution and leadership development coursework. She has taught negotiations to both undergraduate and graduate students at UW-Milwaukee in the Department of Communication and in the Lubar School of Business as well as with clients in the Executive Education program. She is also an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School where she teaches negotiation.

Joanne serves as lead mediator and is a co-founder of the Eviction Mediation program serving landlords and tenants in the Milwaukee County Small Claims Court on a prefiling basis, resolving problems earlier in the dispute process to lessen eviction filings.

Joanne also provides negotiation and communication skills training for professionals in a variety of settings ranging from health care to higher education and from government to the private sector.


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