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Overview

Robert’s goal is to develop a close understanding of a business’s specific needs and then to deliver practical, straightforward legal advice that fits each client’s unique circumstances.

Although he is a skilled trial attorney, Robert’s first aim is to help clients stay out of the courtroom. He has extensive experience in drafting workplace policies and employee handbooks, with the objective of reducing uncertainty about correct procedures and lowering the chance for a claim or lawsuit. Robert also regularly counsels companies on employee discipline and discharge, leave and accommodation issues, discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and unfair labor practice charges. He understands how high emotions can be in these cases, and he handles these situations thoughtfully. Robert is a skilled negotiator who is practiced in dispute resolution techniques.

Robert is also well prepared to handle matters that go to trial: he has tried cases before administrative agencies and state and federal courts, including federal jury trials.


Services

Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2018
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2015-2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
      • Pro Bono Distinction, 2011
      • Pro Bono Society
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • National Society for Human Resource Management
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Human Resources Committee, 2018
  • The Risk Management Society (RIMS)
Outside the Office

Robert enjoys spending time with his growing family. He’s also active in his local schools, serving as a judge for high school DECA competitions. DECA helps teens sharpen their leadership skills and prepare for careers as business professionals and entrepreneurs.

Community Leadership

It’s important to Robert that the legal system be accessible to all, and he frequently engages in pro bono work. He was named to the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society for the past three years by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Wisconsin. In his spare time, he volunteers as a mediator at the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Robert has also led the United Way and United Performing Arts Fund workplace giving campaigns for Husch Blackwell’s Milwaukee office for the past two years.