Sample Cases / Client Recoveries
- Michael Dubin v. Board of Madison Area Technical College, et al. (W.D.WI. 2011) - federal Title VII jury verdict of $1.1 million for compensatory and career loss/reputational damages, plus order of reinstatement with full back pay, interest, and record legal fee award of over $438,000 for unlawful termination of college professor by Dean after raising concerns of religious discrimination.
- EEOC and Dunse, Brown, and Gay v. Missoula Mac, Inc. d/b/a McDonald’s Restaurants (W.D.WI. 2012) - co-counseled class action case with EEOC resulting in federal court consent decree and $1 million dollar recovery for female restaurant employees claiming sexual harassment and retaliation.
- Cook County, Illinois (2012) – $1.45 million dollar recovery for pedestrian injured in cross-walk by negligent Chicago motorist.
- United States ex rel. Schwiderski vs. Northwestern University (N.D. Ill. 2000) – $5.75 million dollar recovery in federal False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit alleging that university violated federal NIH research grant requirements, and related retaliation claims by employee – whistleblower.
- Hohert v. Weir Slurry Group (W.D.WI. 2003) – federal jury verdict for lost wages and liquidated damages of $432,000, plus recovery of attorney fees/costs and substantial front pay, on claim of age discrimination in corporate down-sizing.
- Dr. Vivian West v. East Carolina University (N.C. 2005) – $185,000 recovery for former Research Director unlawfully fired after complaints of fraud and abuse in connection with university’s federal research grant contract.
- Other Substantial Recoveries:
- $1.8 million – age discrimination
- $985,000 – age discrimination/retaliation
- $950,000 – sexual harassment
- $812,500 – age discrimination
- $650,000 – sexual harassment / retaliation
- $630,000 – whistleblower/retaliatory discharge
- $550,000 – age discrimination
- $525,000 - investment fraud
- $365,000 – sexual harassment / retaliation
- $240,000 – age discrimination
- $250,000 – racial/religious harassment
- $425,000 – sexual harassment/retaliation
- $300,000 – religious harassment
- $580,000 – partnership/LLC fraud and breach of contract
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., cum laude, 1982).
- Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1985).
Law School Activities / Honors
- Member, Chicago-Kent Law Review (1984-1985).
- Assistant Instructor, Legal Writing, Chicago-Kent College of Law (1984-1985).
- Judicial Extern, Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court, N.D. Ill. (1984-1985).
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated – highest legal abilities and ethical standards.
- Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2009 -
- Best Lawyers in America 2010 -
- Admitted to Practice Law in Illinois and Wisconsin.
- FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Arbitrator.
Seminars and Presentations
- Guest Speaker – Littler Mendelson 1999 National Employer Seminar, Chicago, IL – “Why Employees Sue.”
- Guest Speaker - 1999 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention, Green Bay, WI – “Cutting Edge Issues in Civil Rights Litigation.”
- Guest Speaker - 1996 Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL – “Legal Issues Concerning the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act.”
- Guest Speaker – 1995 Chicago Bar Association Employment law Seminar, Chicago, IL – “Employment Law Issues and Pitfalls.”
- Guest speaker - 2007 SES Employment Law Update, Madison, WI – “Employment Law and EEO Developments”.
- Guest Speaker - 2012 Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, Minneapolis, MN – “Negotiations and ADR in Employment Disputes” and “Pretext in Employment Discrimination Cases.”
- Guest Speaker- 2013 SES Employment Law Seminar, Madison, WI – “Employment Law Update/Issues in the Workplace.”