Elizabeth “Liz” Rodriguez Lanzhammer is a senior associate in Axley’s Family Law Practice Group. She focuses her practice on divorce, child support, placement, paternity judgments and termination of parental rights and stepparent adoptions. Her practice also focuses on guardianship, both adult and minor, and conservatorship work. She acts as a Guardian ad Litem in both family and guardianship matters. Ms. Lanzhammer also works handling trust and probate litigation.
Ms. Lanzhammer prioritizes helping her clients work through the divorce process from both a legal and emotional standpoint. Ms. Lanzhammer advocates for her client’s best interest while also keeping them focused on getting to their next step so when the divorce is over they are able to move on with their life. Ms. Lanzhammer is also certified in the Collaborative Divorce process and is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Lanzhammer’s focus has been increasingly more on cases involving children. In placement matters, Ms. Lanzhammer focuses on maintaining strong relationships between parents and their children and helping to create realistic placement schedules. She helps clients to be thorough so they can be secure in their placement schedule and not taken advantage of. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and takes a hardline approach when it comes to protecting her clients and their children’s interests.
Ms. Lanzhammer also works on guardianship cases involving both children and the elderly. Her focus is on getting the family through a tough process so they can concentrate on caring for their loved ones and making sure they are meeting their loved ones’ needs as it relates to their health, safety, and welfare.
In addition to her practice, Ms. Lanzhammer is actively involved in the legal community as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane County Bar Association, and Columbia County Bar Association. As part of her participation with the State Bar of Wisconsin, Ms. Lanzhammer is a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association.
Before starting her career as a lawyer, Ms. Lanzhammer served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Alan J. White of Columbia County during law school. She also volunteered with Community Justice, Inc. and earned her Pro Bono certificate for her work there. Before starting law school, Ms. Lanzhammer volunteered with AmeriCorps in the Florida State Parks.
Outside of work, Ms. Lanzhammer enjoys running, sewing, and traveling.
Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin.
EducationJ.D., Northern Illinois University
B.S., Millikin University
Involvement & Recognition
- Member, Dane County Bar Association
- Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Member of Board of Directors, Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association
- Member, Columbia County Bar Association
- Member, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
- Member, Legal Association of Women
- Member & Region IX Deputy, Hispanic National Bar Association
Successfully obtained a Declaratory Judgment and Marriage Affirmation for client’s deceased great-grandparents to obtain a marriage license.
Obtained multiple domestic abuse injunctions for the maximum time frame allowable
Successfully settled contentious divorce case with a difficult pro se party, involving all issues of custody, placement, child support, property division and maintenance
Successfully obtained injunctions in case involving harassment, financial exploitation and emotional abuse.
Won a post-judgment motion to relocate a child across the country based on client’s concerns that child’s emotional and educational needs were not currently being met.
Won a post-judgment motion to prevent the relocation of a child more than 100 miles away.
Elizabeth Lanzhammer was great from the moment that me and my wife meet up her. She started the paperwork right away for my stepparent adoption case for my stepson, and within 2 weeks of all the documentation being filed with the courts, and other agencies including New Jersey, we had our court date set for the termination of rights, as well as the final adoption. Elizabeth made sure that me and my wife were updated in every step, and made herself readily available to us.
Elizabeth was everything we could have asked for and more for a lawyer. She was professional and efficient and always got back to us in a timely manner. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did for our family. We would/will 100% recommend her to anyone needing a family lawyer.
I will be ever thankful to Elizabeth Lanzhammer for helping me through the difficult process of guardianship for my loved one. She was knowledgeable and compassionate throughout the whole process.
For presenting a unique situation regarding DNA testing, and an unintended consequence, Elizabeth did a great job handling my request. She was kind, compassionate and willing to help talk through different scenarios. She did a great job of keeping the situation vague, yet compelling to contact her for the purpose of the letter. She was warm, friendly and very good for this specific case. Ultimately, the action she took on behalf of me ended successfully.
Thank you Axley!