Bruce B. Deadman

Senior Attorney

Bruce B. Deadman

Location: Green Bay

T: 920.431.2228

F: 920.431.2268

bdeadman@dkattorneys.com

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Assistant: Kimberley Biese

T: 920.431.2248

Recognitions

  • Silver Beaver Award recipient from Boy Scouts of America for community service and service to Scouting (2017)
  • WisLAP Volunteer of the Year, State Bar of Wisconsin (2014)
  • Conservationist of the Year, Ducks Unlimited (2013)
  • Rated BV® Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Carroll University

Biography

Bruce’s practice is focused on labor, employment, and compensation-related issues. Most of his time is spent helping clients work through the morass of employment laws and regulations. He represents employers in a number of areas including, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge, employment contract disputes, wage and hour problems, non-compete issues and the investigation and resolution of sensitive personnel matters.

Bruce has become an invaluable resource to the firm’s clients when they have questions about Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry law and firearms laws in general. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and helps employers, business owners and school districts understand their options and responsibilities.

Bruce also consults with clients on non-qualified deferred compensation strategies and prepares NQDC plan documents.

 

Representative Clients

  • The Boldt Co.
  • Brakebush Brothers, Inc.
  • Masa-USA

Notable Representations

Religious Rights Bruce successfully represented several parochial schools in matters related to their right to terminate employees who did not adhere to the school's religious tenets and provides general labor law support to religious organizations.

Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation (NQDC) Plans Bruce has assisted several employers, including a major Midwest based construction firm, with the design and implementation of NQDC plans which foster the recruitment, retention and rewarding of key employees.

Wage and Hour Bruce has successfully represented several clients in many matters involving wage and hour and independent contractor issues.

Leadership

Professional Activities

Member, Brown County Bar Association

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Member, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Federal Circuit

Member, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Member, Honorable Robert J. Parins Inns of Court (2009)

Member, National and Green Bay Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Programming Committee (1997)

Volunteer, Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WISLAP) (2010)

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Bay Lakes Council Boy Scouts

Member, St. Thomas More Society (2013)

Member, Advisory Committee, EPA/DNR Lower Fox River/Lower Bay Citizens (2014)

Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay

Ducks Unlimited: Emeritus Board Member, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Member, De Pere/Nicolet Ducks Unlimited Committee, Former Senior Vice President for Youth and Education, Ducks Unlimited National Board of Directors, Former Member, Board of Directors, Ducks Unlimited De Mexico (DUMAC)

Former Member, Attract and Retain Committee, New North

Member, Allouez Village Band and several other musical groups

Sergeant at Arms, Green Bay West Rotary Club (2009)

Former Member, UW - Green Bay Board of Visitors

Former Board Member, Fox Valley Wildlife Museum

Published Articles / Presentations

Organizer and presenter for the Society of Human Resource Management's Annual Legal Update

Numerous articles and seminars regarding Wisconsin's Concealed Carry Law and general employment law issues.