Mara Spring is a legal professional with nearly 20 years of experience that led her to her position today. Her legal career has brought her through several areas of practice, including criminal prosecution, business and transactional law, and family law practice. Mara also serves a mediator in legal disputes. Her extensive experience across several areas of the law have shaped her into an effective and diligent attorney who can deliver her clients the results they need.
Mara's Legal Career
Mara Spring finished her undergraduate education as a political science major at Northwestern University, where she had the opportunity to intern at a Senator's Office in 1993. This experience allowed her to sit in on the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The experience of witnessing firsthand the questions and answers between Senators and an experienced legal scholar inspired Mara to pursue her legal education.
Mara went on to law school at the University of Wisconsin. During her education, she interned with City of Madison and the Taylor County DA's office. She was able to complete 3 jury trials under supervision prior to being admitted to the bar. After graduating, she plunged into her legal career with a period of time with Terwillger, Wakeen, Piehler & Conway in Wausau, WI, practicing insurance defense while running for political office.
She gained a vast wealth of her experience in public office serving as the Taylor County District Attorney. She served two terms as a District Attorney, prosecuting everything from the everyday traffic offense to the much more serious homicide cases. She was the only practicing attorney in the office for two terms, totaling at four years of service. In her time spent as District Attorney, she prosecuted over 60 cases that went to trial by jury. One famous murder case was featured on the hit True Crime television series "SNAPPED!" on Oxygen.
Mara's service as District Attorney ended in 2003, where she moved on to private practice. She spent a brief period of time at Kasdorf, Lewis, & Sweitlik, where she practiced worker's compensation and insurance cases. Her next step was time as an associate with Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C., in Elkhorn, WI. Her experience with this firm brought her a decade of experience in business/corporate law. While working at this firm she handled a wide array of business matters for both small businesses and independent clients alike. Her expertise at this stage led to her teaching seminars on business life cycles, planning startups, handling intellectual property, negotiating issues pertaining to employment, and planning for retirement. In her litigation experience with this firm, she took on several cases regarding real estate. Her experience encompasses property line dispute, property condition misrepresentation claims, foreclosure prosecution and defense, and matters with landlords and tenant disputes. Mara also represented contractors who have disputes in construction law, in addition to teaching seminars to educate contractors. She also taught seminars on business practices with the Lakeland Builders' Association in Elkhorn, WI.
Following her time at Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C., she spent several years as a partner with Wassel, Harvey and Schuk, LLP. In 2016, she completed a Masters' Degree in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University while continuing to practice as an attorney. In addition, Mara was appointed as one of two family court mediators serving Walworth County, where she handled nearly 200 custody and placement disputes. Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP dissolved in May 2017, leading Mara to open Spring Law, S.C.
Currently, Mara holds membership at the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Bar Associations of Walworth County, Waukesha County, and Milwaukee County. She is licensed at both state and federal level, with primary practices at the state level of Wisconsin. At the federal level, she is licensed to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois.
Mara's Current Practice
In her current practice, Mara performs litigation, mediation, and other legal services across a wide array of areas of the law. Mara's frequent case work includes business litigation, mediation, civil litigation, construction law, divorce, custody, and general legal practice.
Outside of the office, Mara is a dedicated mother of three children. Beyond her home life, she has a number of additional roles in her community. She serves on the City of Muskego Plan Commission and the City of Muskego Board of Review. She is also an active member of the Muskego Chamber of Commerce. Both in and out of the courtroom, Mara prides herself on dedication to her duties.