Lindner & Marsack

(414) 273-3910

Winning Legal Strategies for Employers Since 1908

Laurie A. Petersen

"A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all." - Michael LeBoeuf

Jenna K. Leslie

Professional experience

Laurie A. Petersen is a shareholder and member of Lindner & Marsack, S.C.'s Board of Directors. Her labor and employment law experience covers a broad spectrum of matters for diverse business organizations in a range of industries. Her partnership with a variety of organizations involving a range of issues has prepared her to understand and support her client's business by counseling a strategy that fits the client's goals and philosophy.

While Ms. Petersen has extensive experience litigating before various courts and federal and state agencies, when possible she prefers to engage the client proactively in identifying business litigation risks and developing prevention processes to avoid costly litigation. While litigation is sometimes unavoidable, it should never be viewed as a business strategy. Ms. Petersen has developed employee and supervisor training programs for her clients related to issues challenging most employers in the areas of talent management; family and medical leave; dealing lawfully with difficult employees; and best practices for workforce management. As a labor and employment law specialist, she frequently lectures on these topics for various human resource and training organizations. Ms. Petersen holds an adjunct faculty position
at Marquette University Law School where she teaches employment discrimination law. She also has presented live seminars and webinars on business immigration; health and safety; employment discrimination and affirmative action.

Bar admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Education:

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1986
    Am.Jur. Award - Agency
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1983

Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), Small Business Committee, Human Resources Committee