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Robert M. Mihelich

Employment and labor Attorney at New Berlin, WI

4.6   26 reviews

also known as Bob Mihelich


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About Robert

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I take great pride in representing employees and employers in employment matters.  I have over twenty years of experience handling compex employment cases in State and Federal Courts.  I personally represent each client and your case will not be turned over to another attorney.  If you are looking for an experienced attorney who will provide you with honest advice about what you can truly expect when facing an employment issue, please call my office at

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Licensed for 29 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Robert

Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich
2665 S Moorland Rd
Suite 200
New Berlin, WI, 53151-2900

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Cynthia | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing with FMLA Violations
Almost 5 years ago, I went on FMLA and took a short medical leave from my job. My doctor told me that my job was protected and not to worry about missing work. To my surprise, when I returned to work, my employer abruptly changed my job duties and acted mad I had been gone. This was too much and I was an emotional mess. I tried fighting to get my job back to no avail. My sister suggested I call a lawyer. I called the only lawyer I knew in Wisconsin. I begged her for help and she gave me 2 lawyer's names her law firm referred individuals to for employment disputes. Both lawyers I called were awful! They wouldn't listen to my story for more than 5 minutes without cutting me off to say they would charge me to come in and meet with them. That's when I turned to Google and found Attorney Mihelich. I spoke with his secretary first (intake) and then received a call back that same week from Attorney Michelich. He gave me free advice for a meeting with HR and my boss. He also told me he hoped I didn't have to hire him. At the HR/boss meeting, company management ganged up on me and told me I was not a "team player" for complaining. I circled back to Attorney Michelich and within two weeks, my boss got fired, the HR manager resigned and I got a speedy confidential resolution to my problem without having to go to court. I was so impressed that as I moved onto other jobs, I refused to accept unfair treatment knowing that the Employer does not always win. If you're a Wisconsin employee with a dispute, let Attorney Mihelich take it on. You will most likely have to pay by the hour, but it's worth it for peace of mind from the idiots who run some of these companies.
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Posted by Lisa | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, realistic advice
Bob reviewed the facts of the case and provided advice on what could be expected. He counselled for realistic expectations rather than maximizing his income.
Posted by Brett | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination
I hired Bob as my attorney after working with him prior on what turned out to be a wrongful termination claim against my employer. One of the main reasons I decided to hire Bob (besides his reputation for being good at what he does), is that he treated me with respect and understanding. Bob is a down to earth person who really cares for his client. He is not just about the money as I found with a few other attorneys I had met with prior. I as terminated after over two decades of service with no real reason or a severance package. Bob worked diligently with me from the start, sharing realistic expectations and options along the way. In the end, I walked away satisfied and with peace of mind. Bob is a great attorney, and one who works closely with you, laying out realistic expectations that help you make the best decision. From the start, he gives great advice and is a bull dog going after what you deserve. I would recommend him to anyone who has an employment case needing legal attention.
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Posted by Debi | September 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personable
I was referred to Atty Mihelich by another attorney. Atty Mihelich worked on my wrongful termination. He went out of his way to make sure I understood all my options and the proper procedures that I was confused by. He treatedd me with respect and I never felt I couldn't question the process he was following. He agreed to meet with me several times so I could have him explain things in more detail to me and my therapist. Since suffering a brain injury years ago, I struggle with cognitive skills and he never made me feel a pain to deal with. I appreciated his patience and understanding in coming to a deal with the opposing party and can't thank him enough.
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Posted by Liz | June 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
work comp age discrimation claim
Bob did a wonderful job of keeping me informed on what was going on. He was very easy to talk to. Bob did a get job at settling my claim
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Robert mihelich
Bob is an amazing attorny. I hired him in march and my case was closed by august. He kind, easy to talk to, and professional. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Wrongful Termination
Mr. Mihelich met my needs as an attorney. He was thorough,thoughtful and explained all of the steps of the process very well. Advice and discussion was collaborative and appreciated. Results were satisfactory.
Posted by Tracy | June 2, 2015
Great attorney
Robert was the first call I made and immediately I could tell that he genuinely cared about my situation. When I met with him I was impressed with his approach with my employer. He calmed all of my anxiety and I am so grateful for his help.
Posted by Dawn | April 15, 2015
I recommend Robert Mihelich.
I had an absolutely positive experience and am so thankful to have had Robert Mihelich represent me as my lawyer. From the first day I spoke with Robert for a free consultation, I felt comfortable and confident that I had found a knowledgeable, personable, and passionate lawyer to represent me. He was excellent at taking time to explain my options and what the process would be in detail.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Employment Contract
Termination of employment via the employee occurred while following the employment contracts guidelines. Two days later the employer provided immediate termination even though the contract specified 30 days of continued employment. Wrongly, the employer accused the employee of unsubstantiated counterclaims against the employee. I, the employee, contacted my lawyer who during the following months negotiated a settlement of which was agreed upon by both parties in favor of the employee.
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Posted by Gary | March 30, 2015
Great lawyer and person
Robert went above and beyond to help with my case. He not only won my case he did it with great efficiency as to not run up the cost. I wish every lawer was as good as Robert. I have recommended him to several other people and they have thanked me for my reference. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.
Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2015
Violation of the American's with Disabilities Act - Mental Health
My case is one of wrongful termination by my employer of 25 years. I have a mental disability and was terminated because symptoms of my disability manifested at work. My employer was aware of my disability but still chose to fire me. Attorney Mihelich took my case and was extremely professional, supportive and helped me understand the law regarding my case. His years of experience showed in the way he communicated about my case. He worked hard on my case and I won. My employer appealed and I won again. Attorney Mihelich kept me informed along the way and always told me what to expect next. From the beginning Attorney Mihelich made me feel comfortable about my case and assured me that I was the one who had been wronged. He told me I had a case and that I had an ally in him who would protect me and help me. When I had questions and called him I would get a response within 24 hours. Either he or someone from his office would contact me with an answer. The Judges decision gave me lost wages and made sure my employer offered me my job back. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a Labor Law Attorney. I already have recommended him to two of my friends. He was great to work with.
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Posted by Shane | February 17, 2015
Discrimination lawsuit
I would like to start by saying I'm not a lawyer or an actor. I was a blue collar worker for the Wisconsin Department of (Corruption) I mean corrections. With that being said! Robert Mihelich (BoB) , 3800 characters in not enough to describe what this man has done for the lives for 2 state employees. Before I had met Mr. Mihelich I talked to 4 other Employment lawyers. that was all it was talk. When an Attorney's first word's out of his mouth is his rate, our conversation is over. I came to Mihelich Law office in 2010, after being abused the system I had worked in for 15 years. I sat down with Bob and he listen to a story of cover ups, abuse and sexual misconduct. When the word's came out of his mouth," that is mess up" his reaction was real. I knew right then and there he was the man I wanted to represent us in a class action suit. He was more than just an Attorney. He was a counselor, and a rolodex of information that I never knew existed. Every thing he told us would happen did, he said it would be an up hill climb and it was. It wasn't going to be easy and it wasn't, after all we are taking on the state. Bob was with us every step of the way. He made us feel like we where his only clients and that wasn't easy. After all I know I wasn't the easiest to work with. He showed compassion and understanding when my son who is in the Marines got sent over seas. He would ask how my kid was doing after we discussed my case. It was unreal the way he treated us and how he walked us through the process. I have stayed in touch with Mr. Mihelich, and I refer people to him as often as I can. It's nice to know he is out there and ready to listen to his next client. We can never repay him for all he has done to make our lives whole. He truly is one of a kind. Oh! and we did win our case. God bless you Bob and all and your team has done for us.
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Posted by Daniel | February 17, 2015
Mihelich Legal Services Review
Bob certainly has been a tremendous resource and a provider of legal services when I have needed them over the years. Bob is well connected in the Milwaukee area legal community, thus if he is not the right person, he certainly can refer you to who is.
Posted by Al | February 12, 2015
Back Overtime from ex-employer
Bob navigated the difficult waters of making a claim for many hours of back overtime. He was particularly helpful during the interview (not the right term, but...) by the opposition's high priced lawyer. He got me a decent settlement.
Posted by Dave | February 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Robert Mihelich listens well, asks good questions, takes concise notes doesn't talk over your head and presents several views of how to resolve your dilemma or situation. He knows his business, is straight forward, very mater-of-fact and easy to talk to.
Posted by Dave | February 11, 2015
Very perceptive
Bob was very perceptive and knowledgeable in responding to a former employer's threatening letter recently. He was able to sort out the facts from a very complicated employment history, as well as , determining legalities of some of there claims. With a couple of responses and a conference call I feel confident the accusations have been dropped. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Crystal | February 10, 2015
great Employment Attorney
I appreciated Bob's frank advice, his depth of knowledge and his practical approach to getting the best outcome for our company. He responds quickly, is down to earth and is a good listener. I would definitely ask him for help again if the need arises.
Posted by Alex | February 10, 2015
Success
This was a complicated employment case which took about 2 1/2 years but overall reached the goals we had set out to achieve. There were some ups and downs, but Bob stayed positive and pushed ahead at every obstacles with success. I was in the insurance liability business for 30 years and dealt exclusively with our attorneys during that time and I would rank Bob up with the best.
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Posted by Ed | February 10, 2015
Always excellent representation!
I have had Robert represent me on several occasions on a variety of matters. He has always given me the straight scoop on where I stood in the matter and helped me make sound legal and financial decisions with regard to the issue at hand. I have refered and will continue to refer friends who are in need of an honest, hard working Attorney who can be trusted to act in their best interest.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert M. Mihelich
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 1993
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Carlson v. Wisconsin Bell (WI APP 2016 AP 355)
  • Finding for the Complainant and against Wisconsin Bell

Associations

  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award-Employment
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Luncheon Seminar
  • Preventing and Correcting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2018
  • 2017 Wisconsn Employment Law Update
  • Disability Discrimination Under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act
  • 2017
  • How to Win a Disability Discrimination Case Under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act
  • Disability Discrimination
  • 2015
  • Sexual Harassment: Recognizing, Preventing and Litigating Claims
  • Best Workplace Practices & Investigation of the Claim
  • 2014
  • SCORE Conference
  • Preventing and Correcting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2012
  • Emerging Issues in Wage and Hour Cases
  • Exemptions Under the FLSA for Computer Employees
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a talented lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend Bob for labor and employment matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a very knowledgeable employment attorney, with strong experience including high-level appellate work. He is a "lawyers' lawyer", and someone who other attorneys (including myself) have gone to for advice. I have referred people to Robert, as I respect him as a lawyer and as a pleasant and reasonable person. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a solo practitioner with skills that are difficult to match. He is respected by both his former clients and attorneys from both sides of the table. If you want an attorney who will get you what you deserve, Robert should be your first call."
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