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Overview

Maryeve concentrates her practice on workers’ compensation, labor and employment law, and litigation.

For more than 30 years, Maryeve has worked with employers to achieve their business goals through the creative utilization of human resources and the aggressive defense of claims involving workers’ compensation, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, employee dishonesty and related issues. She is recognized as a tenacious advocate who is skilled at analyzing, negotiating and resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner. She has rendered case assessment reports, reserve analyses and directives regarding defense strategies on litigated workers’ compensation and employment cases.

Maryeve lectures extensively and has authored many articles on workers’ compensation and employment law issues. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2007-2016) and Employment Law - Management (2013-2016). Maryeve was also named to Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2005-2015).


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Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2007-2019, Employment Law - Management, 2013-2018
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers list, 2005-2017, Top Female Lawyer, 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA)
Experience
  • Tried numerous workers’ compensation disputes at administrative hearings and drafted appeal briefs to the Labor and Industry Review Commission, the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals.
  • Represented large national corporations in regional workers’ compensation and labor and employment disputes.
  • Negotiated complete workers’ compensation compromise agreements, along with settlement agreements and general releases for employment claims.
  • Frequently attended mediation negotiations and negotiated lien rights and workers’ compensation compromise agreements to resolve disputes prior to trial.
  • Counseled and advised employers on minimizing risk exposure associated with company-sponsored social events, wellness programs and employment-related travel.
  • Advised employers on developing return-to-work programs to control costs associated with potential workers’ compensation and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) claims.
  • Counseled employers on alternative work arrangements and risks associated with job sharing, part- time employees and independent contractors.
  • Counseled employers on the impact of the ADA, Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and Workers’ Compensation Act when making employment decisions.
  • Handled workers’ compensation-related legal malpractice litigation.
  • Assessed and analyzed for insurance carriers and employers whether the retention premium assessed was accurate based on the workers’ compensation losses paid by the carrier.