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Aaron N. Halstead

Workers compensation Attorney at Madison, WI

4.8   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    I represent employees in severance agreement negotiations, non-compete disputes, wrongful termination and discrimination cases.

    34 years, 500 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    50%
    I represent injured employees in worker's compensation cases. Approximately 50% of my clients speak only Spanish.

    34 years, 500 cases

Location

Aaron N. Halstead
409 East Main Street
Po Box 2155
Madison, WI, 53701-2155

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Doug | February 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Where do I begin and how do I thank a legal team that forever altered the course of my life? It is difficult to put into words what Aaron Halstead and Matt Robles did for me and how they successfully closed a very difficult and negative chapter in my life. I was wrongfully terminated sixteen days after returning to work from a serious worker’s compensation injury by my employer of over ten years, and I had no idea if there were any legal options available to me. After doing all that I could with my former employer to rectify the termination and be reinstated, I was left in a situation that I didn’t know if things would ever be made right. After researching worker’s compensation attorneys in Madison, I decided to call their office, present the facts, and inquire if I even had a case. They promptly reviewed the information, accepted my case, and began working diligently on my behalf. Thirteen and a half months after first walking into their office, I received notification from the DWD that I had won my worker’s compensation hearing, and that the Judge ordered my former company to pay me a year’s wages. We went through two hearings in the process, and I can’t say enough great things about their legal strategy, preparation, and determination to win for me. Aaron and Matt are not only fantastic attorneys, but they are wonderful people who will fight for the truth. Their paralegal, Armando Veizaga, also helped in my case, and he was a tremendous asset to their team. Many thanks to this great group of skilled and compassionate people who truly changed the course of my life.
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Posted by Sue | November 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied with the outcome
I was recently discharged from employment after 34 years of service. I didn't know where to turn and Aaron was recommended to me. I don't live near Madison, and thought I would need to travel to his office. I was pleasantly surprised that everything could be handled by phone and email. He listened to the details of my concerns, he responded to my emails promptly and followed up if necessary with phone calls. He was honest and showed concern for me, without leading me to believe there was a huge settlement awaiting me. Once informing me of what to expect, he went to work to get me a settlement beyond what I could have hoped for. I would recommend him to people in a similar situation. I am very appreciative of the work he did for me.
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Posted by Anita | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation
I found Aaron very considerate and answered all my questions promptly. If I didn't understand something he took time to explain it. I felt confident with Aaron representing me as he made lemonade out of lemons. I highly recommend Aaron and his staff.
Posted by Bradley | July 28, 2015
Excellent work
Let me first say that this is the man I will be recommending to anyone and everyone. Mr. Halstead and his team were very upfront, friendly and professional. They were only a phone call away if i needed them, communications was very important to me and it was never a problem getting in touch with him if I had any questions or concerns about my case. Excellent work.
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Posted by Marilyn | June 17, 2015
Highly Competent
Aaron Halstead settled to a high level of satisfaction two Worker's Compensation claims for me in the past six years. I was impressed by the level of expertise that was shown. My questions were always answered promptly and in language that I, a non-lawyer, could understand. If any of my co-workers ever need an attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend Aaron. In addition, he is well-assisted by paralegal, Armando Veizaga.
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Posted by BD | January 26, 2015
Workers Compensation Case
Aaron Halstead has worked as my attorney for both a workers compensation case and a safety violation case (related to the workers compensation case) for over four years. I would highly recommend him and Armando Veizaga( his paralegal) to deal with workers compensation insurance companies, their attorneys and their supposedly "independent medical doctors". Yes, insurance companies will hire certain doctors to evaluate and/or review medical records reflecting treatment provided by your medical doctors. This is for the purpose of having the “independent” medical doctor (once again paid by the insurance company) give a second medical opinion on you. You can guess how the medical report will be written. I would contact their office sooner vs later to find out if you should even speak with an employee of the workers compensation insurance company. Aaron and Armando will not be able to help you medically, but will do a great job of making sure you get medical help and try to minimize the influence the insurance company has regarding treatment and eventually compensation.
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Posted by Craig | January 7, 2015
My experience with Aaron regarding C-level Employment Contracts
Aaron was veracious, efficient, and completely worthy of my entrust to spend billable time on what was important. Unlike my experience with others, I did not get billed for any research time used for himself to become more educated in order to give advice and counsel--- he already knew what was needed. That is how it should be.
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Posted by Shelli | January 6, 2015
Top notch on all levels
I cannot say enough positive things about Aaron. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he is timely, helpful, compassionate and reliable. With no previous experience to the legal system, he shattered all stereotypes that I had of attorneys. He was very easy to work with and kept me informed and educated along the way. I would highly recommend his services. I couldn't be more appreciative of Aaron's help.
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2014
A great lawyer and a great guy
I came to Aaron Halstead because I was concerned that I was about to be terminated unfairly. His appraisal of my situation was honest and practical: we talked through potential strategies for proactively addressing my concerns, including his helping me to put pressure on my employer to do what is fair. His intervention appears to be succeeding, as I am negotiating a redefinition of my position that will hopefully bring about what's best for everyone. Aaron’s representation is very fair. More than once he has recommended *not* taking an action as it would cost extra money and wasn't warranted. At his suggestion we have worked mostly by e-mail, to keep costs down. His e-mails are thoughtfully considered, down to earth, and helpful. It is a great relief to have a strong and expert person in my corner, who genuinely has my interests at heart.
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Posted by jesse | December 22, 2014
Workman Compensation Case
Aaron is extremely professional, returns phone calls and e-mails immediately. He is very quick to respond, and explains things in a way that are easy to understand. He continuously kept me updated on the entire process. Without his help and expertise I would have been out of work and had no other options.
Posted by Donny | November 24, 2014
"A real lawyer that is understanding and works hard for your rights"
Excellent attorney. Very intelligent, caring and understanding. They worked very hard on my case and with positive results.
Posted by Lisa | October 29, 2014
Excellent experience with Aaron Halstead
Aaron was amazing to work with. He was extremely responsive and I felt we worked very well as a team. He was excellent about collaboratively sharing information and strategizing about my case. I would certainly utilize his services again if appropriate and would highly recommend his services to others.
Posted by Tim | August 31, 2013
Review Aaron Halstead
Upfront a concern was if I had choosen an Attorney that worked out of Madison, WI and my residence was of considerable distance (Marion, WI); would my case be handled responsively. Aaron Halstead was exceptional. There were times that I contacted Aaron on evenings and weekends. He was alway's responsive that same day. Aaron took a great deal of time to thoroughly investigate my case and the result were 100% sucsessful when it came down to my hearing. He actually made the opposing Attorney look unprepared! I felt a great releif on choosing Aaron Halstead. Logistics proved to be of no concern. I would highly recommend Aaron Halstead.
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Posted by Kent | July 3, 2013
Best labor law attorney on the fruited plain!
Over the years, I have relied on Mr. Halstead for his advice and counsel on several occasions. Not once, has that advice been incorrect, incomplete or left me dissatisfied in any way. In fact, I would say that he took the initiative to look deeper into my matter than would otherwise be expected. My last experience with Mr. Halstead included an out-of-state issue that, due to the nature of his licensure, was unable to fully represent my interests. Despite that, he provided a complete summary of my options, encouraged me to find local counsel and went the extra mile to recommend a few attorney's he felt could pick up where he needed to leave off. Simply exceptional in all facets of the transaction.
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Posted by Waylon | April 4, 2013
Mr. Aaron Halstead is a master of his craft, and the most professional attorney I have ever encountered!
I was recently discharged from my employer, and sought legal counsel for this matter. I got the run around by a few other lawyers. After my initial meeting with Mr. Halstead, I knew my search for legal representation was over! He took the time to listen to everything I had to say. He responded to every email I sent him, even on the weekends. He genuinely cared for my situation, and well-being. I was very impressed by his knowledge and professionalism. He didn't treat me like "just another case." This was an attorney that was down to earth, that I could relate to with ease. Mr. Halstead put all my reservations, and fears to rest. If you need a lawyer for anything employment or labor related, than look no further. You will not be disappointed. Mr. Halstead is top-notch!
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Posted by Robert | February 1, 2013
Total Satisfaction
I was referred to Mr. Halstead from my personal attorney, who family includes other attorneys, including the father who retired as a Chief Circuit Court Judge. Aaron always kept me informed on the progress of the case, making recommendations and offering history from others cases. I felt very comfortable discussing facts of the case with him and his staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Aaron to anyone seeking this type of representation.
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Posted by Lisa | January 31, 2013
Aaron Halstead - Exceptional Lawyer for Labor and Employment Litigation
I had an attorney established at the beginning of my case. but; after some conversation we discovered that he knew of a person I was filing against. This attorney suggested I go to Madison and seek out Aaron. I'm so pleased that this happened. Aaron made all my fears go away. He believed in me, trusted me and never faltered. He would take the time to email or call me at any given time, late nights, weekends, even on his time off when possible. I can not thank him enough for the outcome of my successful case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2014
Major Concerns
I hired attorney Halstead to represent me in a dispute with my former employer. The case went into litigation and was decided by a trial, which I lost. Attorney Halsted's fees were three to four times his initial estimate, even though litigation and trial were fairly straight forward (e.g. no external witnesses in the trial, attorney Halstead's discovery efforts were limited to one discovery request, he did not take any depositions). Attorney Halstead sued the wrong party for breach of contract. Attorney Halstead made two factual errors in his opening and closing statements in the trial that were corrected by the other side and that contradicted my own direct testimony which I had prepared with an associate of this firm suggesting that Attorney Halstead was not familiar with key facts of the case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Hawks Quindel, S.C.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney/Associate
  • Lawton & Cates, S.C.
  • 1990 - 1994

Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • Worker's Rights Center of Madison, WI
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2010
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha of Iowa - University of Iowa
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Worker's Compensation Case Law Update
  • Wisconsin Worker's Compensation and Undocumented Workers
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Aaron
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron for a number of years. He is a skilled litigator, and his reputation as one of the Wisconsin's best worker's compensation and employment attorneys is well-deserved. He approaches each client's case with care, attention, and methodical strategy, and he is never afraid to take a case to hearing or trial when necessary. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a worker's compensation or employment attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Halstead provides thorough and zealous advocacy for his clients. He is a knowledgeable colleague and a valuable asset to the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an incredible reliable, knowledgeable and hard-working attorney that I often consult with on labor and employment matters, and, on occasion, worker's compensation matters (I don't handle many worker's comp matters). In addition to being a great attorney, Aaron is also very friendly, helpful and passionate about his work and his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Madison Workers compensation Lawyer Aaron N. Halstead
Aaron N. Halstead
Workers compensation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 33 years
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