Stephen L. Knowles
Senior Attorney

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1422
F: 414.278.3622
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613

News & Events: Attorney Stephen L. Knowles


  • D&K's Breakfast Briefing Series

    November 7, 2017

    D&K proudly hosts complimentary Breakfast Briefing programs for clients and contacts across the Green Bay, and the Greater Fox Valley region. These programs are designed to assist employers in minimizing the risk of employment liability on the state and federal level. Each program in the series combines an overview of the law with practical business advice covering a current topic in the labor and employment field. Our experienced attorneys discuss recent case developments and emerging legal issues and provide suggestions to employers on methods for limiting liability and conforming their conduct to state and federal statutes and regulations. These programs are



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 39th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are proudly hosting our 39th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 26, 2017. Our public sector team will update attendees on several topics including: Pending Supreme Court and state cases related to transgender students and employees. Current developments in employee benefits. Municipal statutory immunity from liability. Public records and open meeting matters. Immigration: Latest trends including DACA adjudications; Executive Orders concerning ICE enforcement policies; Immigration enforcement in “Sensitive Locations” including schools, hospitals, churches and public events; Rights and responsibilities of public institutions when interacting with ICE and undocumented residents. The evening will



  • Employment Law for Church Leaders

    September 24, 2016

    Labor and Employment attorneys, Steve Knowles and Laurie Meyer will be presenting Employment Law for Church Leaders on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Their presentation will cover the essentials of employment law and provide key insight on how to best deal with the challenges that come with managing a work environment. This seminar is designed for pastors, administrators and lay leaders. The seminar will take place at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, WI from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more details or to register, please visit the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Website.



  • Church Law Day - Southwestern Minnesota Synod

    August 18, 2016

    Labor and Employment attorney, Steve Knowles presented at Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Church Law Day. His presentation covered employment law and other legal issues currently affecting churches and other religious organizations. This program was held in conjunction with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod and took place at Gustavus Adolphus College on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more details, please visit Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Website.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Managing Difficult Employees, Including Effective Discipline & Discharge

    November 20, 2014

    Is discipline necessary at your facility? Not sure how to deal with the marginal employee? Are certain employees bringing down the rest of your staff keeping you from achieving your maximum potential? Join us for, "Managing Effective Employees, Including Effective Discipline and Discharge", a seminar geared toward assisting employers in correcting performance, properly using corrective discipline, and if necessary, terminating an unproductive employee. In addition, Attorneys of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor and Employment Team will talk about the rights of the employee and employer during the discipline and discharge process and how discharges can be managed to avoid costly lawsuits. This



  • Attorney Stephen L. Knowles Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment Team

    June 9, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Stephen L. Knowles has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as a senior attorney in its Milwaukee office. Steve’s practice focuses on private sector employment law. He advises corporate employers in a range of sectors—including manufacturing, financial institutions, retail, churches and religious organizations, and health care organizations—on discipline and discharge, disability accommodations, discrimination and harassment issues, family and medical leave problems, restrictive covenants, protected concerted activities, wage-and-hour matters, reductions in force, and other employment issues. “Steve’s experience in employment law matters adds to the depth of our well-established team



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