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About me

My practice is devoted exclusively to the representation of plaintiffs in employment law and disability benefits matters. I advocate for the right of employees to receive wages, be free from discrimination, and have a safe and healthy work environment. I file employment law matters under state and federal laws including the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Title VII. I also assist clients in the pursuit of short-term and long-term disability benefits, including filing lawsuits under state and federal laws and ERISA. I work with each client to ascertain their individual goals and provide the information necessary to make informed decisions. Communication is the key to obtaining successful outcomes and client satisfaction.


When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, cooking, and scuba diving.


Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 40%
  2. Employee Benefits: 40%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 5%
  5. Sexual Harassment: 5%



Hourly ($240/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alan C. Olson

    Liz has been on our employment litigation team for several years now. She has an incredible eye for detail and knows how to weave those facts into a compelling story and persuasive argument. Liz is honest as the day is long, so that quality combined with her high intellect and hard work make for a killer combination as a top notch attorney in employment and disability law.


    Alan Olson Employee benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Joseph M. Fasi II

    I met Attorney Schmidt when taking over a case that had started "off on the wrong foot." I was very impressed with Attorney Schmidt's attention to detail and genuine concern for her clients. She was completely prepared for depositions and court hearings. Although I may not have agree with her legal opinion against my client, She expressed it with respect and professionalism. We "put all cards on the table", battled in court and prepared for trial. In the end we were able to come to a resolution that was satisfactory for both of our clients. I was so impressed with her work, even if we were opposed to each other, that I have since referred three matters to her to handle for friends of mine. I have been in practice for 30 years and have seen many attorneys who either do not understand the meaning of advocacy or professionalism. Attorney Schmidt is a fine attorney and will continue to get better. She does "get it."


    Joseph Fasi Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


WIGood Standing200703/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Pro Bono Society Honor RecipientMarquette University Law School Pro Bono Society2007
Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlan C. Olson & Associates, S.C.2010 - Present
AttorneyCarroll & McDonald, LLC2008 - 2009
AttorneyWagner, Falconer & Judd2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitMember2012 - Present
Legal Action of WisconsinVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of WisconsinMember2008 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District of WisconsinMember2008 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2007 - Present
Association of Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003