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Jeffrey S. Hynes

Employment and labor Attorney at Elm Grove, WI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1984
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Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Our law firm practices exclusively in the field of employment law and provides services that include: job transition counseling, employment contracts, non-competes, separation agreements, employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge cases, un

    39 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Our law firm practices exclusively in the field of employment law and provides services that include: job transition counseling, employment contracts, non-competes, separation agreements, employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge cases, unemployment appeals, disability and medical leave matters, worker’s compensation, sexual harassment and small business counseling.

    39 years, 3,000 cases

Hynes & Kreuser, S.C., is a full-service, labor and employment law firm providing strategic advice to employees, managers, and executives who have been given a severance package, separation agreement, or non-compete; are facing discipline, discrimination, performance counseling, or demotion at work; are pursing claims or complaints with human resources, the EEOC, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, or other departments/agencies, or simply need a reality check regarding their legal rights and the practical solutions and avenues to resolve the problem or matter presented. The Firm's services include the review of severance, separation, and non-compete/solicitation agreements, and negotiations relating to the same; strategies and advice for responding to disciplinary warnings, performance improvement plans, and other adverse employment actions; the filing and pursuit of discrimination and wrongful termination claims both internally, and before the EEOC, Department of Labor, State Equal Rights Division, and related agencies; the pursuit of claims for lost wages, bonuses, vacation and other compensation or benefits; negotiations of settlements and mediation; and the pursuit of claims relating to poor or defamatory employment references.

The Firm also provides services to small businesses and non-profits who are in need of advice and assistance in defending themselves against unwarranted discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and related claims; responding to investigations by the EEOC, Department of Labor, State Equal Rights Division, and other governmental agencies; drafting and enforcing employment/non-compete agreements and human resources policies,and litigating in state proceedings or the federal courts.

Hynes & Kreuser, S.C., prides itself on providing prompt, practical and focused advice, with an emphasis on resolving the workplace issue presented, without incurring any unnecessary cost or harm to the client’s good name and reputation. We strongly emphasize strategic negotiation and the pursuit of out-of-court settlements, whenever possible. However, where settlement is not feasible, the Firm will vigorously defend our clients' legal rights and/or pursue litigation in the administrative agencies or courts.


Hynes & Kreuser, S.C.
740 Pilgrim Parkway
Suite 300
Elm Grove, WI, 53122

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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2021
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Highly recommend. Jeff Hynes and his staff are highly effective, professional, AND personable. Great people to work with.
Posted by Jim | March 29, 2015
Creative Solutions, Effective Representation
Attorney Hynes helped me out of a bind when another company tried using bullying tactics to snuff out the competition. He was smart, patient and strategic in his actions. His questions were succinct, enlightening, and at his urging we sent the plaintiff a clear message that bullying wasn't going to work. The case was resolved without going to court, allowing me to focus on my growing business. Without the expertise of Attorney Hynes I might not be in business today. I still chuckle at the creative and non-traditional settlement that we eventually arrived at. Since that time, my business has thrived and bully plaintiff is out of business.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder/Employment Attorney
  • Hynes & Kuhn, S.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Shareholder/Employment Attorney
  • Jeffrey S. Hynes & Associates, S.C.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Managing Sharehold/Employment Attorney
  • Adelman & Hynes, S.C.
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Employment Law Associate/Partner
  • Adelman & Murray, S.C.
  • 1988 - 1997
  • Employment Law Attorney
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Legal Counsel to Board Member, Patricia Dennis
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 1984 - 1986
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science with Distinction Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1981


  • Wisconsin State Bar - Labor and Employment Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
  • President/Co-Chair
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2004
  • EEOC Liaison Group
  • Liaison
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer® - Employment Law (2005-2013)
  • Law in Politics/Super Lawyers®
  • 2013
  • Listed as one of Milwaukee's "Best Lawyers"
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 1999
  • Certificates of Commendation for Outstanding Service (1985-1986)
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 1986
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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is one of the best, most hard-working and passionate lawyers in the field. He is utterly reliable, knowledgeable and dedicated to helping not only his clients, but other labor & employment lawyers. I highly endorse Jeff!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this exceptional lawyer. For many years I have referred clients, students, family members and friends to Jeff Hynes for a wide variety of employment matters. He always provides prompt, insightful analysis of their matter, and then highly-skilled, results-oriented service. Every referral has been extremely satisfied!"
Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Elm Grove Employment and labor Lawyer Jeffrey S. Hynes
Jeffrey S. Hynes
Employment and labor Attorney
Elm Grove, WI
Licensed for 39 years