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James A. Walcheske

About James Walcheske

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Over the course of my career, I have counseled and represented clients in employment law matters, from basic consultative advice , handbooks, and policies, to federal court litigation.  My main practice areas include, but are not limited to:


  • Litigation Services
  • Business Consultation and Advice
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Legal Compliance Consulting
  • Business and Risk Audits
  • Workplace Training
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Workplace Policies
  • Contracts
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Soliciation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Trade Secret Agreements
  • Restrictive Convenants
  • Hiring & Firing Best Practices
  • Employment Discrimination Claims
  • Workplace Harassment Claims
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination Claims
  • Disability Discrimination Claims
  • FMLA Disputes and Compliance
  • Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Wage & Hour Disputes and Compliance
  • Severance Agreements


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.

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