Abby (Busler) Tilkens


Abby (Busler) Tilkens

Location: Green Bay

T: 920.431.2230

F: 920.431.2270

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Assistant: Barb Hermann

T: 920.431.2244


  • National Law Review's Go-To Thought Leader - Education Law (2020)


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Valparaiso University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Abby is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment team and the School and Higher Education practice group in Green Bay. Her practice primarily focuses on counseling education clients in school law and labor and employment issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Abby attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a student athlete on the Women’s Golf team before heading off to Valparaiso University School of Law on a full scholarship. While at Valparaiso, Abby was a member of the University School of Law Honors program, an associate editor of the Law Review and the chief justice of the Moot Court Society. Abby graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law magna cum laude.

Abby worked as a law clerk for the Department of Public Instruction, where she conducted extensive legal research on educational law issues and assisted the legal department in representing the state superintendent in cases regarding open enrollment, expulsion appeals, the school choice program, and the food and nutrition programs.

Abby also completed a federal externship with the Honorable Rodovich in the Northern District of Indiana and interned for the general counsel of Valparaiso University, Darron Farha.


Professional Activities

Member, Brown County Bar Association

Secretary, Hon. Robert J. Parins Legal Society

Member, National School Boards Association

Member, Young Lawyers Association (2017 – present)

Member, Wisconsin Association of School Boards/Wisconsin School Attorney's Association (2017 – present)

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Hands on Deck (2019)

Board of Directors, St. John's Homeless Shelter (2019)

Professional Development Committee, CURRENT Young Professionals Organization (2018 – present)

Member, Wisconsin W Club (2014 – present)

Member, Society of Human Resource Management (2018 – present)

Member, University of Wisconsin – Madison Women’s Golf (2010 – 2014)

Former Associate Editor, Valparaiso Law Review (2015 – 2017)

Member, Valparaiso University School of Law Honors program (2014 – 2017)