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Judge Linda M. Van De Water (Ret.)
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator


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20945 Bartlett Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
262 424-8004


Description of Practice

Judge Linda Van De Water(Ret.) @ CCMA SOLUTIONS, LLC (Consultation, Collaboration, Mediation & Arbitration) Provides Alternative Dispute Resolutions focusing on Mediation. My 33 years as a Lawyer, 12 years as a Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, along with my Mediation Certification from Northwestern University, give me a unique ability to Resolve a multitude of cases Fairly and Efficiently without having to waste time and money litigating them in court. ***COVID UPDATE: CCMA SOLUTIONS is doing VIRTUAL MEDIATION by phone, Zoom & Google*** (Wherever you live you can mediate virtually without leaving home). No one wants a judgement entered against them and everyone wants to have input into the outcome of their case. Mediation the best resource to resolve conflict even if no case has been filed. Mediation is a safe and neutral atmosphere to resolve issues with a Certified Professional Mediator that will help you resolve all of the issues to reach an agreement that is a win-win for both sides and provides finality to your case. It doesn't have to be contentious to use Mediation.

Parties who want to discuss and resolve issues without wasting time litigating or back and forth communication between attorneys and parties Mediate their cases in a single day.

Make your divorce cheaper, faster and friendlier with Mediation to resolve all your issues together for a single flat fee.

Don't Litigate your case Mediate it and resolve it quickly and amicably with CCMA.

Chosen for Top 20 Arbitrators & Mediators in Milwaukee, for 3rd year in a row from Ex

Professional Background

Prior to starting CCMA SOLUTIONS, LLC, I was a Circuit Court Judge in Waukesha County, Wisconsin for 12 years. I have presided in all areas of the law including all of our 4 divisions: Juvenile, Criminal, Family and Civil.

Prior to serving as a Circuit Court Judge, I was an Attorney at the Division of Regulation & Licensing for the State of Wisconsin. I enforced the statutory laws and board regulations relating to licensing and professional performance for a multitude of businesses and professions in the state.

Prior to the Division of Regulation & Licensing, I served as an Administrative Law Judge for Hearings & Appeals in the Probation and Parole Division. I conducted numerous probation and parole revocation hearings throughout the State of Wisconsin at various jails and prisons and issued decisions on whether or not to revoke probation or parole for an offender and imposed sentences and made recommendations regarding sentencing for those who violated their supervision.

After graduation from Marquette University Law School, I served as an Assistant District Attorney for Waukesha County, Wisconsin for 10 years. I have handled a wide variety of cases and done numerous jury trials, court trials, motions and other contested matters.


I have a Mediation Certification from Northwestern University.

I have successfully resolved many disputes in cases of divorce, paternity, contract issues, business litigation, landlord tenant, real estate transactions, partnerships and LLC issues, accidents and personal injury, workers compensation and more. Any dispute can be resolved faster, cheaper and with your input into the final resolution which avoids litigation and the emotional trauma of the unknown resolution and the time and money to allow a court or jury to make a decision without your input.


B.A.: University of Iowa, 1985
J.D.: Marquette University Law School, 1988
Mediation Certification from Northwestern University


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
06/2015    Northwestern University    Mediation Certification
Various    Seminars and conferences    Advanced Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolutions skills


I will meet with the parties or the parties and their attorneys together and then break into separate groups or caucus so I can meet with each side separately and confidentially. You will be able to tell your side of the story and I will listen to both sides and help each of you make an informed decision that is a mutual agreement of both parties for a resolution with a signed agreement.


I charge an hourly fee split equally between the parties for mediation time and any preparation and document review prior to the mediation. I often charge a flat fee for the whole day or process for example a couple without attorneys who want to amicably resolve all of the issues together. I help you create your full agreement to obtain a final divorce. I do not charge for travel time to your location if you are in the southeastern part of the state. I will charge an extra fee for travel outside the southeastern part of the state. I provide all of the forms necessary for parties without lawyers so they can come to a full agreement and attend court for their stipulated divorce. I accept checks, credit cards and PayPal for payment either in person or on my website.

Other Information

I also do Consultation/Mediation for people who are getting a divorce and want to know how to navigate the system and what to expect. Many times a husband and wife are agreeable to a divorce, but do not want to spend the time and money to hire an attorney and go to court, so they will hire me as a Consultant to help them finalize their divorce with discussion and agreement on all of the issues along with helping them to complete all the paperwork for filing an uncontested divorce. This is frequently done in a single day and takes anywhere from 4-6 hours depending upon how complicated the issues are, the level of conflict and how much preparation the parties do prior to the Consultation/Mediation. There is a lot of paperwork to fill out prior to getting a divorce in Wisconsin. I make sure that all of it is has been agreed upon, understood and correctly completed. I have had many couples choose this route and are very glad they were able to resolve their divorce, peacefully, quickly and cheaply without a long emotional process in a court system of litigation. This process works well for many civil, business, commercial, real estate, contract and other areas of dispute. Many cases can be resolved without even filing a court case.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Animal
  • Appellate
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Jewelry
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Ombud
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer


Attorney James Jaskolski Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Ksenija Kokanovic Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Patricia Grove Past Client for Mediation Services Attorney Linda Ivanovic Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Chris Kuechler Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Kathryn Sawyer Gutenkunst Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Kate De Lorenzo Past Client for Mediation Services Attorney Eugene Detert Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Thomas Marola Frequent Client for Mediation Services Attorney Corinne Kaplan Past Client for Mediation Services

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