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Manchester Place, Ste. 200, 2 E. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

Michael J. Modl


About Mike's Practice

Michael J. Modl is a partner with Axley Brynelson, LLP, and practices with the Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups in Madison, Wisconsin. His litigation practice includes an active federal court practice. He has appeared in over 100 cases before federal court judges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Mike has tried more than 20 cases to the federal court, including patent and trademark infringement cases, federal constitutional and civil rights cases, federal employment discrimination cases, including cases under ADA, ADEA, and Title VII, defense of prisoner litigation, and defense of financial institutions in claims alleging discrimination in making loans. Mike has appeared as local counsel for various regional, national, and international companies in federal court litigation in Wisconsin.

Mike's practice also focuses on advising employers on employment and personnel matters, as well as public and private sector management labor law. Mike assists clients in reviewing and drafting personnel policies and employee handbooks. He provides training, seminars, and legal updates to clients on developments in the law, including the area of workplace harassment prevention and investigation of complaints. Mike also advises clients on FMLA and ADA compliance. He has appeared on behalf of employers before federal, state, and local agencies.

Education
  • University of Texas-Austin School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1987
  • Ripon College, B.A. with honors, 1977


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements


Professional Recognition
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • BV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Admitted to Practice
    Distribution and Franchise, Litigation, Municipal and School, Labor and Employment , Administrative & Regulatory Matters, Antitrust, Competition & Product Distribution, Appellate Practice, Civil Rights & Constitutional Issues, Commercial Litigation, Employee Handbooks, Policies & Procedures, Employee Hiring, Discipline & Discharge, Employment Audit, Employment Contracts & Restrictive Covenants, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Federal Court Litigation, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation, Municipal and Local Government, Representation of Public Sector Employers, School Law, State & Federal Family & Medical Leave Acts, Wage & Hour, WARN Act, Workplace Harassment


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