|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Lawyer in Employment Law for Employees||M, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine||2013|
|Leading Lawyer in Employment Law for Employees||M, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2002|
|Senior Partner||Heins & Minko LLC||1997 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||McLario, Helm & Bertling||1995 - 1996|
|Law Clerk to Hon. Ralph Adam Fine||Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I||1994 - 1995|
|Trade Practices Attorney||U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel||1991 - 1994|
|Summer Associate Attorney||O'Connor & Thomas||1991 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association||Former Chair||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Women Lawyers||Former Director||N/A|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Seventh Circuit Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ozaukee County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bar of the United States Supreme Court||Member||N/A|
|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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|National Employment Lawyers Convention Manual||Defeating Non-Compete Agreements||2007|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Wisconsin, Platteville||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|NELA National Convention||Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition||2013|
|State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention||Mediation Practice in State & Federal Courts of Appeal||2007|
|National Employment Lawyers Convention||Defeating Non-Compete Agreements||2007|
|Continuing Legal Education Luncheon||A Panel Discussion on the Legal Issues Relating To Attendance Policies and Which Impact Employees with Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions||2007|
|Seventh Circuit Conference||Building a Business for Fun and Profit||2006|
|Employment Law Conference||Establishing an Employment Law Firm||2006|
|Monthly Luncheon||When You are the Firm||1997|
|Monthly Luncheon||Employment Law Basics||1997|
|Monthly Luncheon||Removing a Case to Federal Court||1997|
Posted by Betty
I came to Janet after a dreadful experience with the first lawfirm I had hired two years ago. I was absolutely devastated when my initial attorney dropped my case accusing me of asking his firm to make fraudulent claims on my behalf which was totally false. I had confronted this attorney, it was very apparent he was either way in over his head and didn't know what he was doing and/or was simply too lazy to do the work. This made me very weary of trusting another firm. I had filed a "Wrongful Discharge" against a multi billion dollar corporation. In just over five months after hiring Janet Heins my case was resolved and I am very pleased to finally have closure. Janet clearly knew the law and fought my case as if it was her own. Janet's compassion came through at our first meeting and I gained trust very quickly. I feel blessed that I found Janet and will be forever grateful. I highly recommend Janet to represent you.
Posted by anonymous
After hiring Janet Heins Law firm. I had contact with 5 different resprensitives. First one - passed away, Second one was fired, Third one - quite, Fourth one - was fired and Fifth was a newbie. After this last person - I felt that I was no longer going to get good representation. So I asked Janet to remove herself from my case and provide me with a waiver of lien. The response I received that I owed her approx. $51,000.00. And then she notified the opposing attny's that she was no longer handling my case. I had requested my file again and took awhile to get it but I never received the waiver. I threatened to contact the Bar Association, Her reply back was "Go ahead, I'll even give you the address". After these on professional comments - now I know that I made the right choice - After 2 years and still no resolve in my case. I know have to seek another attny.
Posted by anonymous
in the last week
Our settlement check is late more months than not. This month had to call again two days ago and still nothing. Secretary forgot to mail it out and when I asked to drive an hour to pick it up like we've done several times before when they forget to mail it I was told no I can leave Janet a voicemail....I can't even talk to her secretary only her secretary's secretary to get an answer as to why I can't pick it up. Just a relayed message saying she's new...
Well turns out calling three days ago the secretary "forgot" to mail it and it's a week late and I offered to drive the hour and half to pick it up unfortunately we've had to do this multiple times when they forget and it gets to be almost a month late and I was told she'd be back in the office then no she wouldn't for the day and it's locked in there so try to pick up the second day and nope go figure bow supposedly the check didn't clear but will on Monday. (It's Friday)
A. Why wasn't that said when the secretary said she would mail it three days ago or at all? I would think that's a problem!
B. She's also psychic because she knows it'll clear Monday.
From the record of carelessness from an attorney who represents people who've obviously lost jobs unlawfully and are digging out of a hole and overdue bills and a two year old every month having to be reminded on top of auto deposit that was never set up after promising several months of how am I not to believe she's doing this on purpose. Especially with the apology from her secretary with a sigh and irritating demeanor like I'm an inconvenience and in Janet's words. That's all I can do. Sorry.
Not I apologize for once again ruining your credit due to our office moving(down the hall by the way)
James Walcheske, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
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.
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