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About me

I am a labor and employment attorney representing labor unions, individuals and benefit funds before courts, administrative agencies, and in labor arbitrations.

I handle matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), some areas of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and Wisconsin labor and employment statutes


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
  2. Class Action: 30%



Contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Jason R. Oldenburg

    I have had the privilege of working with Nathan for several years. I know him to be a tireless advocate for working people and labor unions. He is an accomplished lawyer who will fight to obtain favorable results. I would not hesitate to retain his services.


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Contact info

The Previant Law Firm, S.C.

310 West Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 100 MW
Milwaukee, WI, 53203


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/11/2016
WIGood Standing200003/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Milwaukee's Leading LawyersM Magazine2013
Milwaukee's Leading LawyersM Magazine2012
2010 Rising Star - Labor and Employment LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
2009 Rising Star - Labor and Employment LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
2008 Rising Star - Labor and Employment LawWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Previant Law Firm2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law SectionBoard Member2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shafer Redi-Mix v. Teamsters Local 7, 643 F.3d 473 (6th Cir. 2011)Successful Defense of Client
Teamsters Local 89 v. The Kroger Company, 617 F.3d 899 (6th Cir. 2010)Arbitration Compelled
Truck Drivers Local 164 v. Allied Waste, 512 F.3d 211 (6th Cir. 2008)Arbitration Enforced
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Employment Law (5th Ed.)Basic Principlies of Employment Law (Update)2014
Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works2008 Supplement - Chapter 6 Editor2008
Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration WorksChapter Editor - Chapter 62006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Marquette UniversityN/AMA - Masters1997
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Labor and Employment Law InstituteRecent NLRB General Counsel Remedial Initiatives2014
2014 Health, Labor & Employment Law InstituteIssues with Misclassification of Employees2014
Wisconsin AFL-CIO Community Services ConferenceUpdate on Wisconsin Wages and Overtime2013
The Previant Legal ShowIndependent Contrators and Employee Misclassification2013
2013 Health Labor and Employment Law InstituteLabor Law and the National Labor Relations Board: Where Do We Go From Here?2013
Health, Labor, and Employment Law InstituteTraditional Labor Law - What is Happening Now and What You Need to Know2012
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Community Services ConferenceUnderstanding Wisconsin Wages and Overtime2010
Second Annual LERA Conference - WisconsinWriting Post-Arbitration Briefs2008