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Fighting for Employees and Their Rights

Janet L. Heins

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Managing Partner
Mequon, Wisconsin

Our firm represents employees in cases of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other actions against their employers, whether those actions are based on race, sex, religion, age, pregnancy, arrest and conviction record, or any other illegal basis under Wisconsin and federal laws. We also negotiate employment contracts and severance agreements on behalf of employees. Our firm handles claims in state and federal court, and before state and federal administrative agencies.

When you visit our Milwaukee Wisconsin employment law office, conveniently located in Mequon, Wisconsin just minutes north of downtown Milwaukee you will soon realize that you have chosen experienced discrimination attorneys, who have handled a great number of harassment and wrongful termination matters.

Because we are just outside of Milwaukee, you can visit our office without the inconvenience of trying to find parking we provide free parking. Our goal is to make your experience with our law firm productive, personable, and cost effective. We are a small law firm by choice. Our clients prefer the close, personalized attention and experienced employment law counsel that we offer.

We are experienced Wisconsin employment law attorneys who will help you make sense of your situation and provide a clear assessment of where you stand.

Heins Law Office attorneys handle each client’s case as a team beginning immediately with your consultation.  Our unique and personalized team approach assures you of superior service and prompt and focused attention to your case.  Let us put our team to work for you today!

Contact us for a free consultation - we will vigorously defend your rights. To schedule your free initial consultation call (262) 241-8444 & Toll Free: (866) 241-8444 or click here: Contact the employment law lawyers at Heins Law Office

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law on behalf of Plaintiffs

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2000


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Journal: International Law Journal, 1990 - 1991
  • University of Wisconsin--Platteville, Platteville, Wisconsin
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1988
    • Honors: Valedictorian
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Defeating Non-Compete Agreements, National Employment Lawyers Association Convention, Conv. Manual, 2007


  • Mediation Practice in State & Fed. Cts. of Appeal, State Bar of WI Convention, 2007
  • Establishing an Employment Law Firm, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Removing a Case to Federal Court, Association for Women Lawyers, 1997
  • Employment Law Basics, Association for Women Lawyers, 1997
  • When You are the Firm, Association for Women Lawyers, 1997
  • Building a Business for Fun and Profit, NELA/Illinois, 2006
  • A Panel Discussion on the Legal Issues Relating To Attendance Policies and Which Impact Employees with Disabilities and Serious Health Conditions, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named 2012 Leading Lawyer in Employment Law for Employees by M Magazine in Milwaukee
  • Named 2013 Leading Lawyer for Employees in Employment Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association, Former Co-Chair, Member
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Past Director of Directors
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association, Member
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McLario, Helm & Bertling, Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Ofc of General Counsel, Attorney & Hearing Officer, 1991 - 1994
  • Hon. Ralph Adam Fine at Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995
  • Attorney at O'Connor & Thomas, Summer Associate, 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Germantown Police & Fire Commission, 1998 - 2008


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Kappa Phi
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