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Labor & Employment Attorney Robert Burns Receives George Tipler Award from Wisconsin School Attorneys Association

GREEN BAY – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce Labor and Employment and School and Higher Education Law Attorney, Robert W. Burns, was the recipient of the 2017 George Tipler Award from the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) on October 19, 2017. This distinguished award honors individuals for their excellence and dedication to school law in Wisconsin. This is the third year that an attorney from Davis & Kuelthau has received the George Tipler Award. Burns joins Davis & Kuelthau alumni, Paul Hemmer, who received the Tipler Award in 2014 and Edward Williams who received the award in 2010. George Tipler was a former Executive Director of the WASB, initiated the founding of the Wisconsin School Attorney Association and was a long-serving advocate for the boys and girls of Wisconsin.

The WSAA assists and facilitates the exchange of information among attorneys practicing school law in the State of Wisconsin. The association has more than 120 members and is governed by a seven member board of directors.

For over 35 years, Bob has assisted school districts, higher education entities, municipalities and private sector employers with a wide variety of issues which arise in the workplace. He represents employers of all sizes, including those with union and non-union workforces, in areas such as: labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, non-compete issues and other sensitive personnel transactions.

Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to business owners and corporations of all sizes, including emerging, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals and families, private and institutional investors, and lenders. The firm’s attorneys, who practice from three offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties. For more information, please visit