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Barbara M. Olivas  
Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C.
Suite 1000
150 E Gilman St
Madison, WI 53703-1441

E-mail:  bolivas@cnsbb.com
Phone:  (608) 255-1388
Fax:  (608) 255-8592



Barbara was born in El Paso, Texas.  She lived in Mexico City for approximately 17 years.  She is fluent in Spanish.  Barbara obtained her bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Business from the University of Texas at El Paso.  She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison.  During law school Barbara worked as a legal clerk for American Family Mutual Insurance Company in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as for the Eighth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas. 

Current Employment Position:
Associate
 
Past Employment Position:
Otjen, Van Ert & Weir, S.C., Associate, 2005-2008

Year Joined Organization:
2009

Areas Of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
 
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Wisconsin, 2005
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2007

Education:
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 2005
J.D./Studied abroad in Groningen-The Netherlands

University of Texas at El Paso, 2002
B.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Wisconsin Bar Association
Member
 
Dane County Bar Association
Member
 
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
Member
 
American Inns of Courts, James E. Doyle Chapter
Board Member
 
Small Claims Assistance Program
Volunteer
 
State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity Clerkship Program
Volunteer


La Lic. Bárbara Olivas es originaria de El Paso, Texas.  Cursó su educación primaria y preparatoria en  la Cd. de México, D.F.  lo que le ha  permitido tener un alto nivel de conocimiento y dominio del español.  Posteriormente, recibió su licenciatura en Administración de Empresas con especialización en Mercadotecnia y Comercio Internacional en la Universidad de Texas en El Paso.  En  2002 ingresó a la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Wisconsin en Madison, en donde obtuvo el título de Abogada en 2005.  Durante este período prestó sus servicios como asesor jurídico para la compañía de seguros American Family Insurance Co. y en el Octavo Tribunal de Apelaciones del Estado de Texas.

Posición Actual:
Abogada Asociada, 2009-

Empleo Anterior:
Abogada Asociada, Bufete Otjen,Van Ert & Weir, S.C., 2005-2008

Experiencia y Ejercicio Profesional:
Todo tipo de daños y perjuicios causados por negligencia de terceras personas como:
-Daños o lesiones a causa de automóviles, bicicletas, motocicletas u otras personas.
-Daños o lesiones a causa de animales domésticos.
-Daños o lesiones personales por negligencia de terceras personas físicas o morales: caídas,    resbalones, etc.

-Derecho del Consumidor.
-Derecho Mercantil (crédito y cobranza, deudores y acredores).
-Derecho Contractual (contratos de toda índole).
-Derecho Inmoviliario ( inquilinos o propietarios).
-Derecho Laboral.

Porcentaje de tiempo dedicado al litigio:
100%

Admisión a la Barra de Abogados de Wisconsin:  2005
Tribunal Federal del Distrito Oeste de Wisconsin: 2007

Escolaridad:
Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Wisconsin, en Madison, 2005.

Universidad de Texas en El Paso, 2002.
Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas con especialización en Mercadotecnia y Comercio Internacional.

Membresía en las siguientes asociaciones profesionales:
Colegio de Abogados de Wisconsin (Wisconsin Bar Association).
Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Dane (Dane County Bar Association).
Asesor Jurídico de Juicios Civiles de Wisconsin (Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin).
American Inns of Courts, Capítulo James E. Doyle.

Voluntaria en los siguientes programas:
Programa de Ayuda para Demandas de Menor Cuantía( Small Claims Assistance Program).
Programa de Internado de Diversidades del Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Wisconsin (State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity Clerkship Program).










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150 East Gilman Street, Suite 1000
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Fax: 608-255-8592
Phone: 608-255-1388
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Since 1944, Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C. and its predecessors have provided comprehensive, creative, and efficient trial and appellate work for its individual and corporate clients.