Walcheske & Luzi, LLC is Wisconsin’s preeminent employment law firm.
Although based primarily in the Greater Metro Milwaukee area and the Fox Cities, Walcheske & Luzi, LLC services the entire state of Wisconsin – from Wauwatosa to Wausau, Brookfield to Black River Falls.
Representing prospective, current, and former employees in all aspects of the employment relationship, our attorneys have been recognized and commended by clients and colleagues alike for their past accomplishments, straightforward advice, practical approach, and zealous advocacy.
Our practice areas include:
- Contract Review & Negotiation
- Family & Medical Leave Act
- Rights & Benefits
We’re Not Like Other Law Firms
Walcheske & Luzi, LLC has been characterized by many as a different kind of law firm, providing a certain type of personalized service, attention to detail, and honesty to its clients that other firms either can’t, don’t, or won’t provide.
Our philosophy at Walcheske & Luzi, LLC is to never forget that as attorneys, we are a service profession. Personalized service means that we will be the ones working with you on your case, not a first-year Associate you’ve never met. Let us prove to you that we will answer your phone calls, return your emails, and update you on the status of your case in a timely manner, a service that is too often forgotten these days. Come to our offices, we’ll visit you, or let’s meet somewhere in between – whatever is easiest for you. We’d like to make your experience with us as enjoyable and headache-free as possible.
Attention To Detail
At Walcheske & Luzi, LLC, if we take your case, we will give it the attention it deserves. Our knowledge of the law, legal skills, and work ethic are a formidable combination when put to the test, leaving no stone unturned or question unanswered. We take this approach on all of our cases, which benefits our clients and allows us to most effectively represent them.
Let’s face it: some attorneys and law firms promise new clients the sun and moon when, in reality, their case just simply cannot and will not live up to the hype. When attorneys do this, it breeds confusion, mistrust, and benefits no one.
At Walcheske & Luzi, LLC, we promise to give you honest and straightforward advice. We won’t lead you on and we won’t waste your time and money. Our years of experience in practicing employment law has taught us that our clients appreciate this, and we think you will, too.
Meet Our Attorneys
Over the course of his career, James has represented hundreds of individuals in employment law matters, ranging from simple contract reviews to complex discrimination and harassment cases. He has counseled and assisted individuals with their severance and non-compete agreements and successfully resolved claims through mediation and informal settlement.
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Attorney Luzi has devoted his professional career to employment law and to assisting employees in all aspects of and the employment relationship. He has represented clients in a variety of cases and situations, ranging from mediations, to administrative proceedings, investigations, and hearings, to contract reviews and negotiations, to complex discrimination, harassment, Family Medical Leave Act, and retaliation litigation in federal court.
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Jesse Dill is an Associate Attorney at Walcheske & Luzi, LLC. He writes extensively on labor and employment law issues for national and local media publications. Attorney Dill developed a passion for labor and employment law during his academic career. In addition to his success in the classroom while attending Marquette University Law School, Attorney Dill received top accolades for his writing at the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition.
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Lauren Zwirlein is an Associate Attorney at Walcheske & Luzi, LLC. She specializes in helping employees obtain Social Security Disability benefits when they are no longer able to work. She also specializes in representing workers who have been injured on the job and are seeking Worker’s Compensation recovery from their employer’s insurance.
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Employment Law Firm Office Locations
We have office locations in Brookfield, WI and Appleton, WI. View details about each office, including location addresses, office hours, and contact information.
Here is what our former clients have said about us…
“My former employer was a very large nationwide organization. I moved out of state after I left the company but needed an attorney in the Milwaukee area to pursue my case against my former employer. I represented myself through the EEOC process and obtained a favorable outcome, but neither myself nor the EEOC was able to resolve my case with my former employer.
After my online search and long distance interviews with three firms, Attorney Luzi of Walcheske & Luzi fit the bill. I never once regretted my choice. Attorney Luzi was very professional but personal and knows how to get the job done in minimal time. After filing our lawsuit in federal court, Attorney Luzi was able to convince my employer and their attorney to settle with full restitution and attorney fees.
It was such a great feeling to triumph in this case. Walcheske & Luzi took charge and got a win! I fully recommend Walcheske & Luzi for any and all legal matters.”
“Both attorneys are very professional but at the same time friendly. I had a very unusual case and they never made me feel uncomfortable. They also listened to what I had to say and took that into account. James also talked me through some things regarding a case that was outside of the case they were representing me with. They really went over and above what most attorneys would have done and I am forever grateful that I found them. I highly recommend Walcheske & Luzi to anyone who needs professional, knowledgeable, and friendly employment lawyers. It is very difficult to find all of these qualities in one.”
-Maggy, Administrative Assistant
“I found James to be professional, competent, and tenacious in handling my somewhat complex and challenging case during the 18 months it was assigned to him. James and his firm provided expertise that helped me get a probable cause finding from the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.
He is an excellent communicator who truly cares about his clients and keeps them informed through periodic emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend James Walcheske to anyone who is looking for a top notch attorney. He will provide fair, square, and exemplary legal representation.”
- John, Human Resources Manager
“Attorney Scott Luzi knows the law. He is also very patient with explaining it in laymen’s terms to ensure that I was involved in every step of the process.”
- Kimberly, Business Owner
“Attorney Luzi was very honest, understanding and up front when he took my case. He always answered my calls very promptly and kept me informed on every detail. When my former employer’s attorney didn’t get back to him, he contacted him until he got an answer. He really understood the law and explained it to me in terms I could understand. I would highly recommend him.”
- Amy, Administrative Assistant
“I would highly recommend Mr. Walcheske. There are many lawyers in the Milwaukee area who could ‘represent’ you and do a good job. The difference with James is that you will actually enjoy working with him on your case.
Without question, James is the nicest lawyer I have ever met. He was consistently respectful and honest and was dedicated to providing me with professional representation. I always felt he believed in my case.
I also liked that he personally responded to my phone calls and emails in a timely manner.”
- Marilyn, Professor
“Attorneys Walcheske and Luzi are the best lawyers in Wisconsin. They got me more than I expected in my settlement. I would definitely recommend them to all family, friends, and Wisconsinites.”
- John, Manager
“I was impressed with Scott’s get-to-it attitude and how he kept me abreast of the details regarding my discrimination case. He treated me as a person, not a number. He had compassion and treated me with respect. His tenacity won me a reasonable settlement, but, more importantly, restored my confidence in the justice system. I would recommend Scott and his firm to anyone whose rights have been violated, no matter what the case.”
- Jacqueline, Copywriter, Disability Discrimination
“Over 30 years, time to time, I happened to seek legal help from Wisconsin attorneys for my business and personal matters as well. I will place the work of James on the top of the attorneys’ list that represented me.”
“I appreciated Attorney Luzi’s kind words and compassionate nature while helping me with my dispute with my former employer. I always felt that I was a priority while we worked together. I highly recommend Attorney Luzi and his firm to others.”
- Deanna, Plan Technical Support Representative
“Deciding to hire an attorney was daunting and overwhelming. After meeting Scott he made the experience less frightening. He made me feel like more than just his client but a concerned friend. He explained the process in a way that I was able to understand. Anyone looking to seek legal representation, Scott’s your man.”
- Crystal, Medical Secretary
“I was fortunate enough to be recommended to James Walcheske after I was unlawfully terminated by means of FMLA and disability discrimination. He was prompt, honest, and diligent in every aspect of the process. I most appreciated how he took the time to explain to me the law, what had happened, and what to expect as well as answering any and all of my questions thoroughly.
I was burdened with many surgeries from an emergency situation and then fired. Walcheske and Luzi acted as a light in the dark, they gave me hope, led me in the right direction, and guided me successfully to a happy ending.”
- Holly, Teacher