Brian is an associate with a general law practice and is a member of the firm’s School Law and Labor & Employment practice groups. Prior to attending law school, Brian was a music teacher in Illinois and received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.  Brian uses his experience as an educator to assist school districts and employers on a wide range of legal issues.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts 
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Presenter, "Employee Substance Abuse and Alcoholism: Navigating the Legal Labyrinth," HRWebAdvisor Webinar, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Student Fees,” Wisconsin School News (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), 2017
  • Co-Author, “Legal and Ethical Standards Related to Attendance at the State Education Convention,” Wisconsin School News (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “Concerted Activity,” Bagels and Coffee with Boardman and Clark, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “Complying With and Managing Under Wage and Hour Regulations,” Boardman & Clark School Law Seminar, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop,” National Business Institute, 2016 & 2017
  • Co-Author, “Bullying and Harassment Revisited,” Wisconsin School News (Wisconsin Association of School Boards, 2016
  • Co-Author, "Limitations on Modifying Retirement Benefits," Wisconsin School News (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), 2015
  • Co-Presenter, "Help! We've Been Overrun by Federal Guidance," Wisconsin Council of Administrators on Modifying Retirement Benefits, Spring Conference 2017

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Greater Madison Area Society For Human Resource Management, Director of Professional Development Summits

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2016
    • Order of the Coif
    • Wisconsin Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor, 2015-2016
    • Gwynette Smalley Law Review Prize, for special contribution to the Wisconsin Law Review, 2016
    • Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Award, for achievement in Professional Responsibilities, 2016
    • Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition, 2015
    • Summer internship with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights in Chicago, Illinois, 2014
    • Academic Awards for top performance in courses on Public Sector Labor Law, Professional Responsibilities, and Constitutional Law II
  • M.S., Educational Leadership, Northern Illinois University, 2010
    • Certified as a K-12 principal in Illinois
  • B.M., Music Education and Jazz Studies, with highest honors, DePaul University, 2005
    • Certified to teach K-12 music in Illinois


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