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Hawks Quindel Joins Forces with Distinguished Workers’ Rights Attorney Nieves Bolaños to Launch Chicago Office

Hawks Quindel expands reach to serve more workers throughout the Midwest MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – July 10, 2024 – Hawks Quindel today announced the launch of its Chicago office, which will be led by esteemed workers’ rights advocate Nieves Bolaños who joins the firm as shareholder. Bolaños will be joined by Patrick Cowlin, a top-rated employment litigation attorney, and Alex Taylor, an accomplished legal...

2023 Super Lawyers

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is proud to announce that 10 of our very own were selected for the 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list! Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Larry Johnson Super Lawyers: 2022-2023 Rising Stars: 2015-2020 Bill Parsons Super Lawyers: 2014-2023 Rising Stars: 2010-2013 Top 25 Lawyers in Madison: 2017, 2018 David Zoeller Super...

Attorney Marisol González Castillo nominated for State Bar President-Elect

Marisol González Castillo, an Associate Attorney at Hawks Quindel, has been nominated for Wisconsin State Bar President-Elect. She currently works with the Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, and Consumer Law teams. Attorneys and Staff describe her as tenacious, solutions-oriented, passionate, gregarious, and knowledgeable. Attorney González Castillo spends her time volunteering in many community organizations including the...

Hawks Quindel, S.C. Wins Social Security Disability Claim for Rare Vestibular Disorder

Hawks Quindel, S.C. recently prevailed in getting Social Security disability benefits approved for a young claimant who has been unable to work since 2018 due primarily to Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (“PPPD”). PPPD is a vestibular disorder that causes bouts of dizziness exacerbated by movement, reading, or being in a visually complex environment.[1] Despite first being identified by German neurologists in 1986, the...

FMLA Protects Employees’ Rights to Meaningful Work

Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Workers’ Right to Meaningful Work Under FMLA In August 2022, the attorneys at Hawks Quindel, S.C. celebrated a big win for one of our clients, Sarah. Although Sarah had won her case under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in federal court the previous year, her employer had appealed the case to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from all federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois,...

Wisconsin Teacher Wins Appeal on Interference with Medical Leave

Our Employment Attorneys Can Fight for Your FMLA Rights   Please view this Bloomberg Article regarding this recent victory. Attorneys Halstead, Bibb and Behm, who represent Ms. Simon, stated, “Before filing this lawsuit, Sarah Simon implored the school district to simply restore her to her pre-FMLA leave teaching position. Instead, as two courts now have unanimously found, the district 'parked her in a backwater position' and refused...

Hawks Quindel Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers” – 2023

Hawks Quindel is proud to announce that 4 of our attorneys have been named to the "Best Lawyers in America" list by Best Lawyers publication.    Each year, Best Lawyers awards "Best Lawyers in America"  to individual attorneys with the highest peer reviews within a specific geographical region and area of practice. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to...

Freedom of Information Act Case

Attorney Lili C. Behm's recent federal lawsuit, a Freedom of Information Act case, involves both open records and anti-discrimination law. Our client is an Air National Guard colonel who served as commander of Wisconsin's Volk Field. View this link to read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/07/18/ousted-air-national-guard-commander-sues-records-her-removal/10050335002/

Good Named To Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Executive Committee

Attorney Colin Good was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Board of Trustees. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent organization that exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art to provide transformative experiences that educate, reflect, and inspire people as individuals and a community. More information can be found on the organization’s website:...

Attorney Danielle M. Schroder Named Chair of Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) Women’s Caucus

Danielle M. Schroder, a partner at Hawks Quindel, S.C., has been elected to serve as chair of the Wisconsin Association for Justice’s Women’s Caucus. She will head the caucus for one year, serving alongside Michelle Hockers, Vice Chair. The Women's Caucus exists to provide greater opportunities for women trial lawyers, including networking, a community of female supports and mentorship, professional and leadership development,...

Attorney Aaron Halstead Wins Retirement Benefits for Public Safety Officers Union

Ashwaubenon Must Pay Officers Historic Retirement Benefits and Vacation Pay Hawks Quindel recently notched another victory for working people in Wisconsin. Appearing before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission staff arbitrator, Attorney Aaron Halstead secured more than $10,500 in retirement benefits and annual vacation pay for the public safety officers of the Village of Ashwaubenon, as well as an order that the Village must maintain...

Congratulations!

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is proud to announce that our very own Katherine L. Charlton (employment & labor), Amy L. Shapiro (family), Aaron N. Halstead (worker’s compensation), Nicholas E. Fairweather (employment & labor), William E. Parsons, (employee benefits), and David Zoeller (employment & labor) have been selected to the 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list! Timothy Maynard (employment & Labor), Larry Johnson (employment...

What Are the Potential Consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Bostock?

This blog was drafted by Hayley Archer (Madison office) and Katherine Charlton (Milwaukee office). This article is the second of a two-part series that explains the recent landmark Supreme Court decision, Bostock v. Clayton, its dissents, and what it all means for workers in Wisconsin. Justice Neil Gorsuch made some predictions.“What are these consequences anyway? The employers worry that our decision will sweep beyond Title VII to other...

TITLE VII PROTECTS LGBT EMPLOYEES

This article is the first of a two-part series that explains the recent landmark Supreme Court decision, Bostock v. Clayton, its dissents, and what it all means for workers in Wisconsin. Decision Summary  An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII because homosexuality and transgender status are inextricably bound up with sex. In a landmark decision and a major victory for the LGBTQ...

Hawks Quindel S.C. will be closed this Friday in observation of Juneteenth Day.

Hawks Quindel S. C. will be closed this Friday in observation of Juneteenth Day. On June 19th, 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln made the executive decision to free enslaved Black people in America, Union soldiers finally went to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. We have made Juneteenth Day a paid holiday for our staff members, as 47 states including Wisconsin recognize it as such. Our employees wanted to highlight three...

Attorney Fairweather speaks to UW-Madison MBA students

On February 7, 2020 Shareholder Nicholas E. Fairweather spoke to and with students in the University of Wisconsin School of Business Executive MBA program regarding workplace harassment and discrimination litigation. Attorney Fairweather regularly works with managers and other executives concerning their employment law issues and concerns. If you or someone you know have experienced workplace harassment or discrimination,...

Attorney Aaron Halstead has been elected to the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The College is a select group of lawyers from across the nation, established to honor those who have distinguished themselves in the field of workers’ compensation. Attorney Halstead is one of ten practicing Wisconsin attorneys elected to the College and is entering his 30th year of practice in Madison. He represents exclusively injured workers and frequently lectures on the topic of workers’ compensation. Attorney Halstead recently...

Hawks Quindel Attorneys Named 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is proud to announce that our very own Barbara Z. Quindel, Timothy E. Hawks, Katherine L. Charlton, Amy L. Shapiro, Aaron N. Halstead, Nicholas E. Fairweather, William E. Parsons, David Zoeller, Larry Johnson, Summer Murshid, Danielle Schroder, Lynn Lodahl, Caitlin Madden and Luke B. Kingree, have been selected to the 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list! Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are...

Charlton Co-Authors Article on Contract Negotiations for Medical Residents

Attorney Katherine Charlton is a co-author of the article “Contract Negotiations for Senior Trainees," to be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, a publication of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  The article provides medical doctors who are completing residencies with strategies for contract negotiations with future employers.  Charlton’s co-authors are...

Attorney Murshid to Present “Know Your Workplace Rights” Seminar for Local Parents

On September 26, 2019, Attorney Summer Murshid will partner with Little Sprouts Play Café to present a Know Your Rights Workshop for working parents. She will discuss a variety of issues that impact parents in the workplace, including: Pregnant and working: Restrictions, accommodations, and doctor’s notes for pregnant womenFMLA leave – when to apply, how much can you take and can Dad’s take it too?Pumping problems...

Attorney Good to Present on Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination at 2019 Health, Labor and Employment Law Institute

Attorney Colin B. Good will present “Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination in Wisconsin” at the Wisconsin State Bar’s Health Labor & Employment Institute on August 15, 2019. The HLE Institute is a two-day program that provides in-depth continuing education programming for attorneys in private practice, government attorneys, and administrative law judges in Wisconsin Dells on August 15th and 16th. More information can...

Attorney Good to Speak About Current Issues in Gender Discrimination and the Law

Hawks Quindel attorney Colin Good will be joining Attorney Katelynn M. Williams on Thursday, May 16th to discuss current issues in gender discrimination in the legal community at the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association Annual Meeting. Attorney Good joins a host of other presenters at this year’s annual meeting focusing on Women in the Courtroom.

HAWKS QUINDEL HOSTING ITS 6TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S NETWORKING EVENT FEATURING COCOVAA CHOCOLATIER

Hawks Quindel’s Madison Office is hosting a women’s networking event tonight with a chocolate and wine tasting. Artisanal chocolates are being provided by CocoVaa Chocolatier, a local business owned by Syovata Edari, a trial lawyer and single mom. The event provides a unique opportunity for women to connect with like-minded professionals while supporting Vata’s woman owned business. The event is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at...