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Husch Blackwell

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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A formidable advocate with years of experience, Jon helps guide business, education and healthcare clients through a broad range of labor and employment matters.

Jon focuses his practice on assisting business, education and healthcare clients through complex labor and employment matters such as leadership transitions, collective bargaining, policy and personnel administration. He also helps clients proactively comply with local, state and federal regulations including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and resolve discrimination and wage/hour claims when they occur.

Clients appreciate Jon’s deep experience in collective bargaining matters, mediation proceedings, grievance arbitrations, hearings and National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) issues in both union and non-union settings, and his ability to advocate, negotiate and reach effective agreements that work for all parties even in the toughest settings.

Jon understands that every industry has unique labor and employment challenges. In education and healthcare, where labor and service delivery is at the forefront, it is crucial to anticipate and address legal details before they become problems. Jon enjoys the challenges of resolving labor and employment issues for clients so they can get back to the business of educating students and caring for patients.

Jon serves as the Office Managing Partner for Husch Blackwell’s Madison office.

  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) George Tipler Award for Distinguished Service in School Law, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Education Law, Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Management, Litigation–Labor & Employment, 2006-2023; Best Lawyers® Employment Law-Management “Lawyer of the Year,” Madison, 2012; Best Lawyers® Education Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Madison, 2015, 2018 and 2020; Best Lawyers® Labor Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Madison, 2016; Best Lawyers® Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year,” Madison, 2021
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2020
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • In Business Magazine, Top Executive in Dane County, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare, 2013


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Behavioral Science and Law


  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association (AHLA)
  • American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
  • Education Law Association, Co-chair, Outreach and Partnership Committee
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA), Past President

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