Elisabeth S. Bach-Van Horn
  • Partner

Elisabeth S. Bach-Van Horn

Elisabeth S. Bach-Van Horn is a Partner with the firm's Family Law Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2011. 

Prior to joining the firm, for three years Liz was a staff attorney with Legal Aid of Western Missouri, representing victims and survivors of domestic abuse in divorce, paternity, and child custody matters.  

In addition to representing clients in a variety of family law matters, Liz has particular training and experience in representing children’s best interests as a Guardian ad Litem, and in representing clients in collaborative divorce, a process that is designed to address all of the traditional family law issues in a manner which is conducive to positive results for the whole family. Liz is serving as the 2021 Chair of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (CFLCW), whose Mission Statement is “an association of professionals working together to teach, learn, practice, and promote family centered processes, using interdisciplinary teams, to respectfully resolve family law concerns including separation and divorce.”

Practice Areas Include

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Limited Scope Representation/Consulting Legal Services
  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Child Custody and Placement
  • Child Support
  • Maintenance
  • Guardian ad Litem matters


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • B.A. - 2002

Bar Admission

  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • Kansas, 2008
  • Missouri, 2007

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section, Member
  • Dane County Bar Association, Member
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., Member, 2011-Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., Director at Large, 2017-2019
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., Chair Elect, 2020
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., Chair, 2021
  • Dane County Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence (CCR DV)—Legal Issues Subcommittee, Member

Published Works

  • Comment, Virtual Visitation: Are Webcams Being Used as an Excuse to Allow Relocation?, 21 J. Am. Acad. Matrim. Law, 171 (2008)

Past Positions

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007-2010
  • Jackson County Family Court, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007
Elisabeth S. Bach-Van Horn