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Malina Rae Banyai Piontek

Education Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Malina Piontek

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Malina

Learn Malina’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Education

  2. Employment and labor

  3. Arbitration
    Malina serves as an Impartial Hearing Officer for Wisconsin's statutory grievance procedure, which is very similar to the traditional grievance arbitration model. Malina also has experience representing employers in grievance and interest arbitration proceedings.

In April 2016, Malina was once again named one of the Best Lawyers in Education Law, an honor she has received since 2012. Since 2014, Malina's law firm has also been named one of the Best Law Firms in Education Law. Malina's law practice has, for over 20 years, focused on public education, employment and labor law. This unique combination of practice areas give her an appreciation for both the common and uncommon legal issues faced in the modern workplace. Malina's extensive experience has made her an expert in her field.

Malina's specialties include: education/school law;employment and labor law; labor relations/negotiations; administrator and teacher nonrenewal; complex investigations; special education and Section 504 representation; interest and grievance arbitration practice; serving as an Impartial Hearing Officer; and all aspects of modern human resource and employment issues.


Malina Rae Banyai Piontek
7529 Crawling Stone Rd
Madison, WI, 53719-2572


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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Thorough and smart
Malina knows the law inside and out. When she advised me on a complex matter, I knew moving forward that I could be confident that all angles had been explored. She listens very carefully, explains things fully, and sticks to promised timelines. I would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with personnel or labor issues.
Posted by Daniel | December 5, 2014
Legal Investigation
The school district engaged Malina Piontek to investigate a very serious and sensitive case for the school district. The professionalism and attention to detail devoted to the completion of this task was exemplary. The final report to the school board evidenced a superior understanding of school law and finesse in addressing an extremely confidential matter. In summary, the quality of the work and effort dedicated to this project was impressive and much appreciated by the school district. I consider Ms. Piontek one of the finest legal counsels I have worked with and would not hesitate to recommend her without reservation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 185-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Asst. Director of Labor Relations
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • 1999 - 2011


  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 1992


  • Western District Bar Association of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Education Law Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Council of School Attorneys, NSBA
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Member, Past Board Member and President
  • 1992 - Present
  • Legal Association for Women
  • Member, Past Board Member and President
  • 1992 - Present
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Education Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Education
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

  • Legal and Human Resources Conference
  • Employment Issues In Special Education
  • 2014
  • Special Education in Wisconsin
  • Special Education in Wisconsin, Protecting the Rights of Children and Families
  • 2012

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Madison Education Lawyer Malina Rae Banyai Piontek
Malina Rae Banyai Piontek
Education Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 32 years