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My practice focuses on labor and employment matters, including class and collective action wage and hour litigation, short and long-term disability disputes, worker's compensation, employee benefits law, labor litigation, and severance negotiations. I have represented clients in cases before various state administrative agencies, Wisconsin Circuit Courts, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.


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Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 25%
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%
  3. Employee Benefits: 25%
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
  5. Litigation: 5%



Contingent (20-33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tim Edwards

    Bill is an excellent lawyer with a very strong wage and hour background. He is also an excellent benefits lawyer. I would highly recommend him.


    Tim Edwards Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jason Knutson

    Bill is one of Madison's best lawyers. He combines peerless analytical skills with the ability to understand and explain complex situations. He is a great advocate for his clients.


    Jason Knutson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hawks Quindel, S.C.

222 W Washington Ave Ste 450
Po Box 2155
Madison, WI, 53701-2155


WIGood Standing200403/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Graduation with Honors - Cum LaudeUniversity of Wisconsin Law School2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderHawks Quindel, S.C.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Individual Rights and Responsibilities SectionBoard Member2010 - Present
James E. Doyle American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits CommitteeMember2004 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Western District Bar Association of WisconsinMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wilcox v. Alternative Entertainment, Inc.$2.33 Million Settlement
Brabazon v. Aurora Health Care, Inc.$480,000 Settlement
Turner et al. v. Superior Satellite, Inc.$750,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.hq-law.comOwn Occupation Vs. Any Occupation2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Marquette UniversityAccounting, Finance & HistoryB.S.2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Security Disability BootcampCoordination Between Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits & SSDI Benefits2012
Health Law – Labor & Employment Law InstituteHot Issues in FLSA Litigation2012
Workers' Compensation UpdateWorkers Compensation2011
Labor & Employment Law LunchWage & Hour Hot Topics2011
AFSCME Council 40 Education ConferenceWorker's Compensation in Wisconsin2011
Marquette University Labor and Employment Law ProgramEmerging Issues in Wage & Hour Cases2010
Labor LunchWage & Hour Class & Collective Actions2010
The Seventh Annual Worker's Compensation SeminarShort & Long Term Disability Benefits2009