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Hayley Archer

Madison Employment Attorney
Madison Social Security Disability Attorney

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Attorney Hayley Archer is an associate in Hawks Quindel’s Madison office. She practices labor and employment law, Social Security Disability, and personal injury. Attorney Archer strives to help her clients understand their legal rights and make educated choices. She brings passionate and pragmatic representation to every claim.

Before she went to law school, Attorney Archer worked in a range of industries, from commercial insurance to waiting tables. Her breadth of experience gives her the knowledge and sensitivity that underscores her client-centered approach.

Labor & Employment Attorney

Injustice in the workplace can disrupt every aspect of a worker’s life. Attorney Archer’s passion in life and in her practice is the fight for all people to have safe and dignified work. She stands tenaciously alongside employees facing discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act.

Attorney Archer also helps employees in severance negotiations, and she brings a goal-oriented focus to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Social Security Disability Attorney

Attorney Archer takes the time to thoroughly understand each claimant’s distinctive situation and carefully apply the law. With compassion and diligence, she helps claimants through the process from application to administrative hearing.

Personal Injury Attorney

Every injury is unique and can seriously throw off life’s balance. Attorney Archer represents individuals injured by auto accidents, slip and falls, negligence, and intentional harm. She analyzes each client’s distinct situation, works with clients to identify unique objectives, and employs creative solutions to help get her clients’ lives moving forward again.

Away from the office, Attorney Archer spends her time biking around Madison’s lakes or playing music. She is a voracious reader of political history and science fiction.

Attorney Archer joined Hawks Quindel as an associate in 2018 after clerking with the firm since 2016. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Dane County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin’s Western District.

Attorney Archer is an active member of the Madison Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association. The Guild’s aim is to use law for the people by valuing human rights over property interests.

During law school, she interned with Justice Ann Walsh Bradley at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She also received a Peggy Browning fellowship in labor law, a program for law students dedicated to advancing the cause of workers’ rights. She spent her first summer in law school working in a union-side labor law firm.

In law school, Attorney Archer received the Ray and Ethel Brown Award for excellence in legal research and writing, and she was a semi-finalist in the Best Brief competition. She also received the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award.
Attorney Archer graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She received a baccalaureate degree in English from William Smith College in New York.