Resources

Resources, Distinctions, and Honors

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Creighton University
  • Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Certificate in Education Finance

Experience

  • Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. – Senior Legal Counsel
  • Nowlan & Mouat, LLP – Partner
  • Prent/GOEX Corporations – Legal Counsel and Human Resources Director
  • State of Missouri – Labor Counsel and Chief Labor Negotiator
  • Northwest Airlines – Managing Director

Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Service

  • Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section Board of Directors, July 2019 to June 2020; Vice-Chair, 2018/19, Secretary-Treasurer 2017/18
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Section, Member, February 2018 to present
  • President, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association Board of Directors, February 2021 to present, member 2013 to present
  • Founder and Attorney, Rock County Pro Bono Project and Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Project, 2015-2016; 2007-2008

Non-Profit Service

  • Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties – Board of Directors 2013 to present, Board Chair 2018/20
  • Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors 2015 to present, Board Chair 2020/21
  • Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, Wisconsin – Board of Directors 2014 to 2018
  • Stateline Literacy Council, Beloit, Wisconsin – Board of Directors 2018 to present
  • Rock-Walworth Comprehensive Family Services – Board of Directors 2015 – 2016; Legal Advisor 2017 to present

Public Speaking

  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Spring Accounting Conference, “Fringe Benefits” and “ADA/FMLA/Worker’s Compensation,” co-presenter March 2021.
  • Wisconsin School Bus Association Regional Meetings, “Legal Compliance Relating to Camera/Video,” Presenter, March 2021.
  • Wisconsin School Bus Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, “Managing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Presenter, June 23, 2021.
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards/Wisconsin School Attorneys Association Annual School Law Conference, “Request for Proposals – Best Practices”, co-presenter with CESA 6, February 20, 2020.
  • Wisconsin State Education Convention 2020, “Fringe Benefits for School Districts,” co-presenter, January 22, 2020.
  • Association of School Board Officials International 2019 Annual Convention, “ADA, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation” and “Fringe Benefits for School Districts,” co-presenter, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2019.
  • Wisconsin Association of School Board Officials Spring Conference May 2018, “Sustainable Strategies for Retiree and Early Retiree Health Care Plans”, co-presenter, May 15, 2018.
  • Wisconsin Association of School Board Officials Accounting Conference March 2018, “Sustainable Strategies for Retiree and Early Retiree Health Care Plans”, co-presenter, March 15, 2018.
  • Wisconsin Association of School Board Officials Accounting Conference March 2018, “IRS Payroll Tax Audits”, presenter, March 14, 2018.
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards/Wisconsin School Law Attorney’s Association School Law Annual Conference October 2017, “Health Law Update”.
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting, presenter, “What’s the Plan? ACA Remedies Update” June 2015.
  • John Marshall Law School Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits, 12th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium, presenter, “At the Intersection of Insurance and Tax – Title I of the ACA and the ERISA Equity Expansion” April 2014