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Contingency Attorneys for Discrimination Claims

Contingency Attorneys

A contingency fee is a type of attorney-fee arrangement where attorney fees are only paid if you win or settle your matter, in which case a percentage of the award (usually between 33.33%-50%) is paid to the attorney.  A flat fee is a type of attorney fee where a fixed (certain) amount is charged for the legal services at issue.  Sometimes a contingency fee will be mixed with a flat fee.  An hourly fee is charged by the hour, and rates commonly range between $150/hour to $500 or more per hour.  Hourly legal fees have a total value that is uncertain.  For example, if an attorney charges $300/hour, the total amount of legal fees will depend on the number of hours of work that are ultimately done (e.g. $3,000 for 10 hours of work, $4,500 for 15 hours, etc.).

List of Contingency Attorneys In Wisconsin

Below are some WI employee-rights attorneys who represent many workers on contingency for discrimination matters.  Whether they would agree to do so for you is up to them and you, and depends on the circumstances.  I believe most of these attorneys will represent workers from anywhere in Wisconsin.  (While you may prefer to hire an attorney located in your city, please know that is usually not necessary in my observation).

Thomas C. Lenz, Esq.

First, Albrecht & Blondis, S.C.

158 N. Broadway, Suite 600

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 271-1972

Facsimile: (414) 271-1511



Attorney Brenda Lewison

Law Office of Arthur Heitzer

633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1410

Milwaukee, WI 53203-1920

(414) 273-1040

Atty. Jeff Scott Olson

The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm SC

131 W Wilson St Ste 1200

Madison, WI 53703-3225

Phone: (608) 283-6001

Fax: (608) 283-0945


Atty. Sandra Graf Radtke

Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf

6300 W Bluemound Rd

Milwaukee, WI 53213-4147

Phone: (414) 257-2667

Fax: (414) 257-9297


Atty. Richard F. Rice

Fox & Fox

Madison Office                         Milwaukee Office                        Chicago Office

124 West Broadway                   735 West Wisconsin Avenue     105 West Madison St.

Monona, WI 53716                    12th Floor                                          Suite 2200

(608)258-9588 x307[phone]    Milwaukee, WI 53233                 Chicago, Illinois 60602

(608)258-9105 [fax]                    (414)326-3260[phone]                (312)602-3203[phone]

(414)224-1411 [fax]

Atty. Rebecca Lynn Salawdeh

Salawdeh Law Office LLC

7119 W North Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53213-1810

Phone: (414) 455-0117

Fax: (414) 918-4517



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Article “Understanding Conflict Dynamics” By J. Kim Wright

This is an interesting article about conflict resolution by J. Kim Wright, posted on the American Bar Association website.

The article is geared toward lawyers.  But its advice applies well for anyone involved in any type of conflict, including those of you involved in employment disputes.

The article describes five conflict-handling- personality traits: (1) the conflict avoider; (2) the accommodating style; (3) the competing style; (4) the compromising style; and (5) the collaborating style.

Each trait is discussed, as well as its pros and cons, and good and bad situations where each trait should be considered.

One described trait jumped out at me: the competing style, a type of communication I constantly see MISUSED in the employment context.  As the article puts it:

The competing style is assertive and uncooperative—a competing individual pursues his or her own concerns at the other person’s expense. This is a power-oriented mode, in which one uses whatever power seems appropriate to win one’s own position: one’s ability to argue, one’s rank, economic sanctions. Competing might mean “standing up for your rights,” defending a position that you believe is correct, or simply trying to win.

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Employment Law Case Summaries (For the Employment Lawyers Out There)

For the employment attorneys out there– this is a great blog with up-to-date employment law case summaries from all Circuits.

The blog is authored by Paul Mollica of the Chicago employment law firm Meites, Mulder, Mollica & Glink.  Paul is a great colleague for whom the term “lawyer’s lawyer” does not go far enough.

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