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Employees need a strong advocate, and I enjoy using my extensive experience in employment law to help even the playing field for workers. Every day, my team of lawyers successfully goes head to head with the Midwest's largest defense law firms and gets amazing results for real people. I love helping someone who felt powerless and invisible get justice from an employer who broke the law. Let my team help you today!


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 25%
    21 years, 400 cases
  2. Contracts: 15%
    21 years, 400 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 15%
    21 years, 400 cases
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    21 years, 400 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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Hourly ($450/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Rudolph J. Kuss

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    Rudolph Kuss Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
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  • James A. Walcheske

    I worked with Janet for 2 ½ years at Heins Law Office. Over the course of my time there, I found Janet to be extremely knowledgeable about a wide variety of employment laws and forums, particularly federal court. Few firms are willing to “raise the stakes” and take a case through the federal court process, but Janet takes pride in doing so. As she tells her clients, she is willing to take cases “to the mat.” Her passion for employee rights is evident and her willingness to wear her heart on her sleeve is refreshing. I would recommend Janet and wish her firm well.


    James Walcheske Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Heins & Minko LLC

1001 West Glen Oaks Lane
Suite 101
Mequon, WI, 53092


WIGood Standing199103/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Lawyer in Employment Law for EmployeesM, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine2013
Leading Lawyer in Employment Law for EmployeesM, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerHeins & Minko LLC1997 - Present
Associate AttorneyMcLario, Helm & Bertling1995 - 1996
Law Clerk to Hon. Ralph Adam FineWisconsin Court of Appeals, District I1994 - 1995
Trade Practices AttorneyU.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel1991 - 1994
Summer Associate AttorneyO'Connor & Thomas1991 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationFormer ChairN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Women LawyersFormer DirectorN/A
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Seventh Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ozaukee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar of the United States Supreme CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bean v. Wisconsin Bell, Inc., 366 F.3d 451 (7th Cir. 2004)N/A
Coleman v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, 290 F.3d 932 (7th Cir. 2002)N/A
Harris-Scaggs v. Soo Line R. Co., 2 F.Supp.2d 1179 (E.D. Wis. 1998)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Convention ManualDefeating Non-Compete Agreements2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Wisconsin, PlattevillePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NELA National ConventionPreparing the Plaintiff for Deposition2013
State Bar of Wisconsin Annual ConventionMediation Practice in State & Federal Courts of Appeal2007
National Employment Lawyers ConventionDefeating Non-Compete Agreements2007
Continuing Legal Education LuncheonA Panel Discussion on the Legal Issues Relating To Attendance Policies and Which Impact Employees with Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions2007
Seventh Circuit ConferenceBuilding a Business for Fun and Profit2006
Employment Law ConferenceEstablishing an Employment Law Firm2006
Monthly LuncheonWhen You are the Firm1997
Monthly LuncheonEmployment Law Basics1997
Monthly LuncheonRemoving a Case to Federal Court1997