National Green Panel


Professional Services & Educational Programs


Home Warranty Arbitration Procedures
Home Inspection Arbitration Procedures
About Mediation

Advantages of Mediation


Co-Mediation &


About Binding Mediation


Mediation Forms & Documents

Med-Arb & Arb-Med  Mediated-Arbitration

State Arbitration Information
New Jersey

New Jersey Home Warranty Arbitration Information

Umpire Services
Insurance Company
Additional Party Addendum
 Umpire Agreement
Umpire Pre-hearing Order


Expert & Witness Service



Fees and Costs


Suggested Standard Contract Language

Suggested Green Contract Language

Dispute Resolution Training


Contact CDRS


Printer Friendly Version


Back to WI State page



As a Multi-Jurisdictional Municipal Court Judge, Mediator and Arbitrator, Dana Bertling has developed a knack for viewing each case as a unique experience.  She has developed a well-rounded point of view.  Every case is unique and every case has one common denominator, yet, no two cases are the same nor do they settle in the same manner.  That is what makes her exceptionally good at listening to each person, each side and obtaining the facts needed to make a factual based decision within each case. Everyone can be book smart, yet not everyone can apply and interact with people and still remain unbiased and neutral.  That is one of Dana’s strongest attributes.  She is able to keep the neutrality with each dispute.  She has a background in international trade and is able to use what she has learned about other countries customs to use in her roles as a Judge, Mediator and Arbitrator. Working together is important, reaching an agreement that satisfies both parties is very rewarding for everyone involved.  Construction, remodeling contracts and real estate is her forte.

Dana has a passion for Real Estate and for helping people.  Dana has been around the Real Estate industry in once capacity or another for many years.  She has been affiliated with bank draw inspections for new constructions, large renovation projects, inspections of foreclosed homes for the banks, assisting investors in locating distressed homes, miscellaneous inspections for U.S Customs. She has experience with Letters of Credit and other contractual aspects.  Her experience and understanding of the intricacy of construction schedules, contracts, zoning and costs give her the ability to understand each segment of the dispute which result in a fair & honorable resolution.

Dana’s past experiences has given her a very interesting and unique approaches in which to negotiate.  She has supervised the law students in the UW-Marquette Law Clinic in Milwaukee, WI, along with mediating for the Racine and Waukesha County court systems.

Dana has many interest and hobbies other than real estate, photography and traveling are her favorite. Ideally, she would like to do an extensive amount of traveling in the future.  She puts on a large classic car show in the Village of Big Bend, WI periodically.  She has a very creative, unique and organized approach to everything she does.  Dana’s favorite past time is spending time with Jim and their Papillion, Coach.  They all love taking their 1932 High Boy Roadster and cruise out among the beautiful Kettle Moraine Forest and picnic along the way.


Arbitration Training: CDRS Dispute Resolution Training Institute, Albuquerque NM, Mediation, ADR, Divorce & domestic abuse, Real Estate, Short Sales, Business Law, IT Networking, Management, Rainmaker, some computer programming, Judicial classes through National Judicial College.


WAM   (Wisconsin Association of Mediators)
REA (Milwaukee Real Estate)
Power Team International (Bill Walsh)
Dr. Dana Mediation