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Lydia J. Chartre

Lydia J. Chartre, Esq., is a shareholder of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Chartre concentrates her practice in the areas of condominium law and homeowners association law, commercial litigation and collections, and creditors' rights.

Chartre is a Wisconsin Condominium lawyer representing numerous Condominium Associations and Homeowners Associations across the State of Wisconsin. She has extensive experience advising Wisconsin Condominium Association Boards of Directors on the myriad of issues that face them, from Declaration and Bylaw amendments, to assessment collection and foreclosure, to rule-making, voting, and governance issues, to HUD and Fair Housing issues

Chartre has written on Wisconsin condominium law and regularly presents seminars throughout Wisconsin, including to Milwaukee condominium attorneys, Madison condominium attorneys, property managers and board members on various condominium law and homeowners association law topics including: "Developing and Managing Condominium Associations," "Wisconsin Condominium Rules—Do I Really Have to Follow Those?," "Wisconsin Condominium Collections—Why Foreclosure is the Best Option," and "Post-foreclosure Considerations—When the Association Owns the Unit."

Chartre also assists business clients and financial institutions enforce payment and collateral agreements through foreclosure and breach of contract litigation. Chartre effectively advocates for her creditor clients' rights by successfully engaging in post-judgment collections, and when necessary, enforcing creditors' rights through bankruptcy litigation.

Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2003; Law Alumni Scholarship; Dean's List; Business Editor, Marquette Law Review
  • Carthage College, B.A., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2000; Senior Academic Award

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