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Danielle L. Carne
Carne Dispute Resolution

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Post Office Box 3012
Madison, WI 53704
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Description of Practice

Danielle conducts a nationwide practice from her office in Madison, Wisconsin. With more than a decade of experience as a full-time dispute resolution professional, she has mediated and adjudicated hundreds of cases involving a wide variety of parties, claims, and interests. Danielle mediates labor and employment law disputes (including matters involving discrimination claims, ERISA / employee benefit plans, individual employment non-compete, non-solicitation, agreements, etc.); family law matters (including custody/placement and property division issues); and special education matters (including the development and implementation of IEPs); among other areas. Danielle also teaches courses in labor and employment law and courses in mediation and arbitration as and Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law; and she teaches dispute resolution courses, such as Dispute Resolution in the Workplace, at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Professional Background

Danielle is a licensed attorney who practices as a full-time neutral offering private mediation and arbitration services through her private dispute resolution practice. Danielle also served for many years as an administrative law judge, hearing statutory unfair labor practice, civil service, and tenured employee cases. In former periods of her career, Danielle has represented parties on both sides of the employee/employer relationship, providing legal representation to employees and labor unions with a labor and employment law firm in Madison, Wisconsin; and representing the interests of management in an appointment as Chief Legal Counsel for the personnel management agency of the State of Wisconsin. Danielle has extensive teaching, training, and speaking experience. She is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators, the National Association of Railroad Referees, LERA, the ABA and Wisconsin State Bar LEL and ADR Sections, and the James E. Doyle Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is former Chair of the Wisconsin State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.


Current Roster Memberships: AAA Roster of Mediators * AAA Roster of Employment Arbitrators * AAA Roster of Labor Arbitrators * FMCS Roster of Arbitrators * FINRA Roster of Arbitrators * FINRA Roster of Mediators * National Mediation Board Roster * Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System Roster of Mediators * University of Wisconsin System Roster of Arbitrators * Dane County Housing Project Roster of Eviction Mediators * Alaska Labor Relations Agency Roster * Florida Roster of Special Magistrates * Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board Mediation / Arbitration Roster * Illinois State Board of Education Tenured Teacher Dismissal Hearing Officer Roster * Indiana Education Employment Relations Board Arbitration, Mediation, Fact-Finding Panel * Iowa Public Employment Relations Board Arbitration and Fact-Finding Panel * Iowa Public Employment Relations Board Roster of Ad Hoc Mediators * Kansas Public Employee Relations Board Roster of Mediators / Arbitrators / Fact-Finders * Montana Department of Labor & Industry Arbitrator Roster / Non-Collective-Bargaining Arbitrator Roster * Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board Panel of Mediators, Fact-Finders, Arbitrators * Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services Arbitration Roster * Oregon Employment Relations Board Panel of Factfinders and Mediators * Washington Public Employment Relations Commission Dispute Resolution Panel


JD, University of Iowa College of Law, 2002 (with honors); BA,
Grinnell College, 1996


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2018    U of WI Milwuakee    Family Mediation Certificate
2017    WI Special Ed. Med. System    Special Education Mediation Training
2016    FINRA    Securities Arbitration Training
2012    AAA    Arbitrator Training
2006    WI E'ment Rel. Comm.    Mediator / Arbitrator / Admin. Law Judge Training
2006-2017    Varied    Significant Number of ADR Conference
2002-2017    Varied    Significant Number of LEL Conferences


In some cases, parties need a mediator who will facilitate their conversations with one another, while leaving them to manage the substantive aspects of their dispute. In other instances, parties benefit from a mediator who will have the professional strength and legal sophistication to compel them to evaluate the merits of a case. Danielle is skilled at applying a broad range of approaches to mediating, applying techniques that are responsive to the needs of the parties and each case as it develops. Danielle recognizes the need some parties have to work through the emotional components of their dispute, but she is also outcome-oriented and remains focused on efficiently progressing toward practical resolutions. Overall Danielle works to ensure that every party understands and is fully able to participate in the mediation process.

As an arbitrator, Danielle is experienced at handling all phases of the adjudication process. She attentively manages prehearing matters, conducts efficient hearings that produce thorough records, and issues decisions that give parties the ability to understand the outcome and move forward with clear direction.

As an organizational problem solver, Danielle has encountered a variety of complex situations. She designs custom approaches to personnel and process challenges that are based on an assessment of the unique circumstances in which they have arisen.


Per diem or hourly rate depending on the nature of the case; travel time for travel during business hours only; travel expenses.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Organizational
  • Personal Injury
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.