Bradden C. Backer

Bradden C. Backer has been representing clients in employment and labor matters since 1982. Although his practice focuses principally on representing businesses, he also represents employees in non-litigation contexts, such as employment contract negotiations and separations.

Brad was selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” each year the designation was available in Wisconsin. He has been included in the 2008 and subsequent editions of Best Lawyers in America.

Brad has written widely about employment matters and is a co-author of the State Bar’s award-winning Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin and its three-volume series, Wisconsin Employment Law. He also has authored or co-authored articles in The Wisconsin Lawyer about restrictive covenant agreements, important differences between the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and its Wisconsin counterpart and Wisconsin’s Privacy Act. He frequently speaks about employment matters, preferring discussions to lectures.

After securing a useful career foundation in medieval history in 1978 and graduating Phi Betta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded Order of the COIF and served as an author and editor on The Wisconsin Law Review. He served as a judicial intern to the late Honorable Thomas E. Fairchild of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and after law school served as Clerk for the late Honorable John D. Butzner of the United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Labor and Employment section of the Wisconsin State Bar. He is also a Director of the Wintergreen Funds, a mutual fund complex with over $1.5 billion in assets under management.

Brad lives in Kenosha with his wife, Rabbi Dena Feingold. Their two children have abandoned them.

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