Bob serves as Chair of the firm’s School and Higher Education Team and is a member of the Labor & Employment Team. He assists clients with a wide variety of issues which arise in the workplace. He represents employers in labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, non-compete issues and other sensitive personnel transactions. He also provides advice on a wide variety of school law issues.
Bob works with businesses and governmental entities as general or special counsel. He represents employers of all sizes, including those with union and non-union workforces.
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
- Lakeshore Technical College
- Public and private corporations
NLRB Appeal Bob successfully represented a nationally based company in an appeal to the National Labor Relations Board, which overturned a decision ordering reinstatement of an employee in the company’s Oklahoma facility. The 2007 decision relieved the company of a potential five year back pay order.
Contract Litigation Bob successfully represented two Wisconsin school districts in litigation challenging the post-Act 10 teacher contracts implemented by the Districts. The litigation focused on management rights of the districts to change terms and benefits previously covered by prior bargaining agreements.
Member, American and Brown County Bar Associations
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Master, Hon. Robert J. Parins Legal Society
Former President, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
Board Member, St. Thomas More Society, Diocese of Green Bay
Member, Society of Human Resource Management - Green Bay
Member, Society of Human Resource Management - Sheboygan
Former Board Member, Brown County United Way
Former Board Chair, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.
Member, St. Norbert College President's Advisory Council
Former Board Member, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center of Green Bay, Inc.
Former Board Member, St. Vincent Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
Former President/Former Board Member, Green Bay Country Club, Inc.
Former Board Member, Meyer Theatre Corporation
Board Member/Secretary, Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation
Former Board Member, Freedom House Ministries, Inc.
Published Articles / Presentations
Co-Author, “Public Sector Labor Relations,” State Bar of Wisconsin
Frequent speaker on labor and employment topics
Former Guest Lecturer, St. Norbert College Education Department, UW-Milwaukee Masters Program