Mary S. Gerbig

Shareholder

Location: Green Bay

T: 920.431.2242

F: 920.431.2282

mgerbig@dkattorneys.com


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Assistant: Debra Caldie

T: 920.431.2246


Recognitions

  • Lawyer of Distinction, September 2018
  • American Registry of Attorneys
  • George Tipler Award, WSAA (2018)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation, (2012)
  • Women in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal (2011)
  • Zilber Scholar, Marquette University Law School
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., with high honors, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Practice Areas


Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., with high honors, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Industry


    Recognitions

    • Lawyer of Distinction, September 2018
    • American Registry of Attorneys
    • George Tipler Award, WSAA (2018)
    • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation, (2012)
    • Women in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal (2011)
    • Zilber Scholar, Marquette University Law School
    • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
    • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu

Mary S. Gerbig

Shareholder

Biography

Mary serves as Chair of the firm’s School and Higher Education Team and is a member of the Labor & Employment Team.

Mary serves as counsel to public and private sector employers on a wide array of human resource issues. With over 20 years of experience working in education law, she serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law issues and matters involving both students and employees. She has extensive experience with regular and special education issues, as well as labor and employment matters. She represents private and public sector employers on labor and employment matters such as contract negotiations, grievance procedures, hiring/terminating employees, family and medical leave laws, Americans with Disabilities Act, harassment and employment discrimination. She has extensive experience with Wisconsin school districts and the correlating regulatory agencies.

Specifically, Mary serves as counsel in the following capacities:

  • Represents school district boards of education and administration in teacher dismissal matters, discipline and classroom performance issues.
  • Investigates and advises school districts in student and teacher discrimination and harassment complaints.
  • Negotiates and mediates administrator contracts, employee collective bargaining agreements and non-certified staff contracts.
  • Represents school districts in student matters, including hearings and mediations related to discipline, discrimination, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
  • Represents private employers in all aspects of the employment relationship to include hiring, employment resolution, state and federal discrimination claims, record retention, discipline matters and employee disability issues.

Representative Clients

  • Appleton Area School District
  • Cedar Grove-Belgium Area School District
  • CESA 2
  • CESA 5
  • CESA 6
  • Gibraltar Area School District
  • Kewaunee School District
  • Manitowoc Public School District
  • School District of Oostburg
  • Oshkosh Area School District
  • School District of Sevastopol
  • Sheboygan Area School District
  • Southern Door County School District
  • Sturgeon Bay School District