Steve concentrates his practice in the labor and employment field and in employment-related litigation. He advises private, municipal, and school district employers in areas of general employment law.

Steve litigates discrimination claims before municipal, state, and federal administrative agencies and in federal and state courts.

He also advises businesses, municipalities, and school districts in their relations with labor unions under the National Labor Relations Act, the Wisconsin Municipal Employment Relations Act and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, including the counseling of employers during representation proceedings, the negotiation of labor agreements, the arbitration of labor disputes and the litigating of unfair labor practice charges.

He provides training and guidance to employers and supervisors on employment-related topics.

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Honors & Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Law Related Education Award, 2005
  • Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award, 2017
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards 20-year Service Award, 2020

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Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Author
    • League of Wisconsin Municipalities Police & Fire Commission Handbook, 2019
    • Wisconsin Association of School Boards Monthly Legal Comment
  • Presented to the following organizations
    • University of Wisconsin Law School
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison Small Business Development Center
    • University of Wisconsin Division of Continuing Studies
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • League of Wisconsin Municipalities
    • Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Association of School Boards
    • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
    • Wisconsin Society of Human Resources Managers
    • Wisconsin Association of County Personnel Directors
    • Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Oregon School District, Board of Education Member and President, 1999-2021
  • Oregon Area Educational Foundation, Inc., Founder, Director, and Vice-President
  • Oregon Youth Baseball, Inc., Founder, Director, and President
  • Oregon Straw Hat Players, Board Member and President
  • Oregon Athletic Booster Club, Board Member and President
  • St. Norbert College National Alumni Board, President
  • St. Norbert College, Board of Trustees

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Administrative and Local Government Law Section
    • Labor & Employment Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Managers, National, Dane and Sauk County


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1983
  • B.A., summa cum laude, St. Norbert College, 1980

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