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Laurie Petersen

Laurie A. Petersen is a shareholder and board member with the law firm of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. Ms. Petersen’s practice covers a broad spectrum of labor and employment matters for clients in a range of industries:

  • Employment policies and practices
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Collective bargaining
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Employee discipline and discharge
  • Business immigration, including temporary visas and permanent residency
  • Employment discrimination and litigation
  • Affirmative action
  • Family and medical leave
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Wage and hour
  • Health and safety
  • Noncompete agreements and employment contracts

She has extensive experience litigating before various courts and federal and state agencies. She also counsels employers on all aspects of labor and employment law and has developed numerous employee and supervisory training programs, as well as employee handbooks for her clients.

Ms. Petersen is on the Executive Committee of Worklaw® Network. Ms. Petersen is a frequent lecturer on a wide array of labor and employment topics. She has taught continuing education courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Outreach Programs and at Marquette University on safety and health, affirmative action and human resources management. Ms. Petersen has held an adjunct faculty position at Marquette University Law School where she taught employment discrimination law. She is recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as a 2017 Women in the Law Honoree.

She has presented live seminars and webinars to a variety of groups including Lorman Educational Seminars, National Business Institute, MRA, Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Labor and Employment Luncheon for the Wisconsin State Bar as well as numerous seminars and training sessions sponsored by private business. Topics of her presentations have included the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employment discrimination
  • Effective counseling, discipline and discharge
  • The Interplay of ADA, FMLA and WC
  • Conducting investigations
  • Effective interviewing and performance evaluations
  • Grievance and arbitration
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Development and implementation of OFCCP programs
  • Substance Abuse Policies


  • Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1986
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1983


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