Barbara Zack Quindel
Barbara Zack Quindel has practiced labor and employment law for over 30 years. She represents individuals in discrimination and other employment-related claims, including employment and separation agreements, family and medical leave rights, and wage disputes. She is consistently included in the Best Lawyers in America, which named her Milwaukee’s 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" in Employment Law-Individuals. Martindale-Hubbell rates her AV "Premier," its highest rating, and lists her in its 2013 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™.
Ms. Quindel's history and experience in labor law is also extensive. Her union clients include the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 998, and SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin. She is a member of the national Board of Directors for the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.
Ms. Quindel serves as one of Senator Tammy Baldwin’s appointees on a six-member Federal Nominating Commission established to advise Senators Baldwin and Johnson on filling vacant federal judgeships in Wisconsin.
In 1995, Ms. Quindel was appointed by the U.S. District Court in New York as Election Officer to supervise the 1996 national Teamster elections. In 2004, she was recognized by the League of Martin, an organization of Milwaukee's African-American police officers, for her 24 years of service as their counsel. Between 2008 and 2011, Ms. Quindel and HQ attorney Richard Saks represented the Milwaukee Chapter of 9to5, National Association of Working Women in successfully defending a legal challenge to the Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which was approved by nearly 70% of Milwaukee voters.
Ms. Quindel serves as a Legal Coordinator for Wisconsin Election Protection, a coalition of organizations defending voting rights and monitoring election practices and polling places.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ms. Quindel holds a Masters degree from Harvard University and received her law degree from Northeastern University. She is a co-founder and member of the Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association and has served on the boards of the Wisconsin Bar's Labor and Employment Section and the Wisconsin Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
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