Lindner & Marsack

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Winning Legal Strategies for Employers Since 1908

Thomas W. Mackenzie

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"Anything can be achieved in contract negotiations as long as the company has the right plan and the necessary level of commitment."

Thomas Mackenzie

Professional experience

Thomas W. Mackenzie serves Of Counsel for the law firm of Lindner & Marsack, S.C.

Mr. Mackenzie has extensive experience in both labor and employment law. For unionized clients, he has served as chief spokesman in contract negotiations; assisted in day-to-day contract administration and grievance handling; handled a broad spectrum of arbitration cases from discharge to contract interpretation; and consulted to devise and assist in the successful implementation of strategies for outsourcing, work transfer, team building, gainsharing and novel approaches to other tough issues in collective bargaining and arbitration. For non-union and union clients, he provides ongoing advice in maintaining employment policies, practices and decision making – whether it be a discipline issue or a large reduction in force – which minimizes the risk relative to discrimination and employment laws.

Mr. Mackenzie is recognized as a leader in the area of labor and employment law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; is distinguished in the areas of management labor law as well as labor and employment litigation by The Best Lawyers in America; and, is recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer. Mr. Mackenzie has lectured in the area of personnel management and labor law in management workshops as well as conducted "in-house" supervisory training. In addition, he conducts a variety of collective bargaining seminars for management personnel from across the country through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education.

Bar admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1980


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1980
  • Denison University, B.A., 1976


  • State Bar of Wisconsin -Member, Board of Directors, Labor and Employment Law Section (1996–1998)
  • American Bar Association


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers (2009-2014)