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Michael Brown helps clients succeed with Contract, Severance, Wage, & Employment matters.

Michael is a litigation attorney at DVG Law Partner LLC, based in WI with cases nationwide, whose legal practice involves contract rights, shareholder rights, employee rights, fraud victim rights, litigation and class action litigation. Michael has received a "Superb" rating on and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Super Lawyers publication. He has helped numerous clients reach seven- and six- figure financial results and important non-financial objectives and settlement terms as well.

Michael assists clients with matters concerning contract disputes, lost money or wages, fraud, unlawful termination, whistleblower-retaliation and discrimination. 

Michael has represented hundreds of clients with diverse business backgrounds, jobs, and nationalities, and has helped them achieve positive results. He has represented people in many legal forums, spanning from administrative hearings to trial and appellate court work, including argument at the state Supreme Court and federal appellate work.

Michael has served as a faculty member of Solo Practice University, as Chair of the Civil Rights and Liberties Section of the WI State Bar, and as a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.  Michael has co-counsel relationships with plaintiffs’ attorneys in other States.

For more information about DVG Law Partner and Michael Brown’s practice, please visit his web bio or his blogs involving Wisconsin employee and contractor rights, US government-contractor rights, and H-1B legal rights.




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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    12 years
  2. Employment: 20%
    12 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Consumer Protection: 10%
    12 years



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert M. Mihelich

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an experienced employment attorney that can handle complex cases. He is passionate about his practice and helping people.


    Robert Mihelich Employment and labor Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

DVG Law Partner LLC

4321 W. College Ave., Suite 200
Appleton, WI, 54914


WIGood Standing200203/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Achievement Award (highest course grade)- AntitrustUW Law School2002
Deans List (4 semesters)UW Law School2002
Academic Achievement Award (highest grade)- Health CareUW Law School2002
Academic Achievement Award (highest grade)- Adv. Crim. ProcedureUW Law School2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDVG Law Partner LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyPeterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.2007 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Office of Lawyer RegulationMember, District Committee2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Individual Rights and Responsibilities SectionBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kroner v. Oneida Seven Generations Corp.N/A
Stoltenburg et al v. Carrier IQ, Inc et alN/A
Amerineni et al v. Maruthi Technologies LLC et alN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Employee Rights WisconsinEmployee Rights Wisconsin Blog (Author)2012
H-1B Legal RightsH-1B Legal Rights Blog (Author)2012
Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 81, No. 10, October 2008What Keeps You Awake at Night?2008
Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 81, No. 8, August 2008What Keeps You Awake at Night?2008
Marketplace Magazine, Dec. 1, 2007Top 5 Traits of Employers Facing Lawsuits2007
Employment Rights Section Newsletter, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Fall, 2005Sarbanes-Oxley: A tool for Enron and Non-Enron Whistleblowers2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WAJ Spring Seminar 2010Employee Rights Checklist2012
WAJ Spring Seminar 2010Spotting Employment Law Rights & Damages of Personal Injury Plaintiffs2010
Wisconsin Association of Legal Professionals ConferenceEmployment Law- A Brief Overview from Application to Termination2009
WI DOC Pre-Release Coordinator's Workshop, July 9, 2008Reentry: A Bridge to Success (Criminal Record Discrimination)2008
HIPAA Summit, April, 2002The New Notice, and Old Consent, Under HIPAA: Interpretational and Administrative Issues2002