Lisa S. Neubauer serves as the Presiding Judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II. She was elected to a six-year term on April 1, 2008.

 Judge Neubauer is a member of the Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Policy Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee, the Wisconsin Bar Association's Bench and Bar and Appellate Practice Committees, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court Committee on Community Outreach.

Prior to joining the court Judge Neubauer was a partner at Foley and Lardner LLP, chair of the firm's Insurance Dispute Resolution Practice and, since 1989, a member of the Litigation Department. Her practice focused on general commercial litigation with an emphasis on insurance litigation. Judge Neubauer was also vice chair of the firm-wide Recruiting Committee.

 
Prior to joining Foley, Judge Neubauer was a law clerk for the Hon. Barbara B. Crabb, the chief judge of the United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School with honors, Judge Neubauer received her degree in 1987. She is a member of the Order of Coif. While at the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Neubauer was president of the Law Students Association. In 1979, Judge Neubauer received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she majored in political science.
 
Judge Neubauer is a member of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin State Bar, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Racine County Bar Association, the Waukesha County Bar Association, and the Association for Women Lawyers.  
 
 
In 2006, she was named a "Woman of Influence" by the Milwaukee Business Journal, for her mentoring work.
 
Judge Neubauer is currently a board member of ABCD, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, a mentoring organization, and is a reading tutor in Racine through the United Way Schools of Hope program. Judge Neubauer is a recipient of the 2005 Lynford Lardner Community Service Award in recognition of her volunteer work and civic involvement. In 2004, Judge Neubauer was the recipient of the Association for Women Lawyer’s Community Service Award. For six years she was a board member of the Racine Area United Way, and has also served as Vice-President, Racine Area United Way Marketing and Resource Development Committee, aboard member of the Equal Justice Coalition n/k/a Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund and of Legal Action of Wisconsin. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board (Miller Park). She was re-appointed in 2005.
 
Judge Neubauer was named to the 2006 and 2007 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Media, Inc. for her business litigation work. She was been selected by her peers for inclusion 2007 and 2008 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®.
 
Professional Profile
  Judge, Wisconsin State Court of Appeals, District II
    • First woman in the history of the District II Court
 
Professional History
  Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
    • Member of Litigation Department since 1989
• Chair of the Insurance Dispute Resolution Practice
• Vice-Chair of the firm’s National Recruiting Committee
• Named to 2007 and 2008 editions of The Best Lawyers in America
• Named to 2006 and 2007 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Media, Inc.
 
  Law Clerk, Hon. Barbara B. Crabb, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1987-1988
 
Education
  J.D., University of Chicago, 1987
    • Graduated With Honors
• Order of the Coif
• President of the Law Students Association
 
  B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
    • Third generation graduate of the University of Wisconsin
 
Community Service
  Planning Subcommittee of the Planning and Policy Advisory Committee.
Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee.
Wisconsin Bar Association's Bench and Bar Committee.
Wisconsin Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee.
Wisconsin Federal Judicial Nominating Committee
After Breast Care Diagnosis.
Tutor, Racine Area United Way: Schools of Hope.
Racine Area United Way
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund
W-2 Steering Committee—Racine County/Racine Area Manufacturers & Commerce
Community Development Block Grant Committee—City of Racine
 
Professional Organizations
  American Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar
Racine County Bar Association
Waukesha County Bar Association
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Association for Women Lawyers
 
Awards
  Woman of Influence Award - The Business Journal
Community Service Award - Association for Women Lawyers
 
Personal
  Married to Jeff Neubauer since 1987
Mother of three children: Katherine, Greta and Sam
Member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church
 
Authorized and paid for by Friends of Judge Lisa Neubauer, Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., Treasurer
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