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  1. Litigation: 60%
    6 years
  2. Employment: 40%
    6 years

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I was a co-worker of Attorney MacKelly's and have seen his competence and professionalism in handling all aspects of his client's cases.


    Chomi Prag Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Jennifer M. Hayden

    I had the opportunity to work with Matt for a few years and have seen first hand his dedication to his clients as well as to the law.


    Jennifer Hayden Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Concordia University Wisconsin

12800 N Lake Shore Dr Luther 203
Mequon, WI, 53097-2418

2508 N. 73rd St.
Wauwatosa, WI, 53213-1214



WIGood Standing200103/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Commendation for Writing ExcellenceState Bar of Wisconsin/State Bar Communications Committee2009
Article selected to annotate "employment references" statuteWisconsin Legislative Bureau2008
Article selected to annotate "employment discrimination" statuteWisconsin Legislative Bureau2008
Article made an annotation to "right of privacy" statuteWisconsin Legislative Bureau2008
Wisconsin Rising StarsMilwaukee Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Law & Politics2007
Pro Hace Vice admission to temporarily practice lawState of New York, Suffolk County2007
Wisconsin Rising StarsMilwaukee Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Law & Politics2006
Pro Hace Vice admission to temporarily practice lawState of Michigan, Oakland County2006
Pro Bono Society HonoreeMarquette University Law School2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)Member2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh CircuitMember2002 - Present
United States Disctrict Court for the Western Disctrict of WisconsinMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WisconsinMember2001 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2001 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute Professionalism & Ethics CommitteeMember2005 - 2007
Defense Research InstituteMember2005 - 2008
PLUS - The Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyMember2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doolittle v. Kiefer Built LLC and Maxum IndemnityDefense verdict
Nordby v. Kmart Corp. et al.Defense verdict
Krueger v. Farmers Insurance Exchange et al.Defense verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Lawyer (cover article)Employer Liability for Employment References2008
Avvo Legal Guide (Avvo "Staff Pick")Employment References in Wisconsin -- When Can The Employer Be Liable?2008
Avvo Legal Guide (Avvo "Staff Pick")How To Avoid Being a Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination2008
The Defense Research Institute Young Lawyers Committee, The WhisperDecorum in Discovery2006
Legal InsightsRisky Business: Liability for Employees' "Virtual" Acts2006
Legal InsightsPregnancy Discrimination Multiplying2006
Legal InsightsMore Than Words2006
Legal InsightsThe Devil Is In The Details: Non-Compete Agreements, Part II2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
North Dakota State UniversityPolitical Science/Business Administration (min.)BS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Wisconsin Annual ConventionSelected Health & Other Privacy Issues in Employment2008
Human Resources Legal Series course lectureEmployee Handbooks2008
Employment Law seminarHiring and Firing: How to Do It Right2008
Insurance Law seminarCurrent Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice2007
Breakfast Seminar SeriesConstruction & Insurance Coverage2007
Milwaukee Chapter Meeting lectureChanges: (1) Answering Complaints in Wisconsin; (2) E-Discovery; and (3) Paralegal Ethical Rules2006
Breakfast Seminar SeriesA Guide to Employee Discharge and Discipline2006
Milwaukee Chapter Meeting lectureThe Insurance Defense Paralegal2004
Employment Law lectureEmployment Discrimination: State Versus Federal Laws2003
Emloyment Law lectureWhat Not To Put In Your Non-Compete2003