James A. Walcheske

James A. Walcheske

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Over the course of my career, I have counseled and represented parties in employment law matters, with a specific emphasis on employment discrimination matters.  My main practice areas include, but are not limited to:


  • Employment Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation;
  • Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination;
  • Disability Discrimination;
  • FMLA Issues and Violations;
  • Sexual Harassment;
  • Wrongful Discharge;
  • Retaliation;
  • Wage & Hour Issues and Violations;
  • Severance Agreements;
  • Employment Contracts;
  • Non-Compete Agreements; and
  • Unemployment Insurance


I have litigated cases in various forums within the State of Wisconsin and am admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.  


I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and earned my Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School.  While in law school, I interned with the National Labor Relations Board, represented low income individuals through Marquette’s Unemployment Compensation Clinic, participated in the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Competition and was a Pro Bono Society honor recipient.  


Over the course of my entire legal career (even while clerking in law school),  my only area of focus has been employment law.  I do not and have not dabbled in other areas of the law.  Thus, I'm not just someone who knows "a bit" of employment law, it's all I know and that is to my client's benefit.