Attorney Brian Waterman Returns to Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet
Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet is pleased to announce that attorney Brian Waterman has rejoined the firm after five years of successfully building Indulgence Chocolatiers with his business partner and wife, Julie.
“Now that our business is well established and has expanded to multiple locations, I am confident that it is the right time for me to return to my career practicing law and helping other employers to navigate the complex world of labor and employment law,” said Waterman.
Waterman’s practice focuses on advising public and private employers on a variety of labor and employment issues, including discrimination and harassment, discipline and discharge, wage and hour issues, medical leaves and reasonable accommodation, workplace safety, union avoidance, labor negotiations, contract interpretation, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice claims, and other labor and employment matters. In addition, Waterman has counseled public school clients on discipline, public records/open meetings, school board policies and other general school matters.
He has successfully represented employers in various labor and employment disputes before state and federal agencies, including the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, the Wisconsin Labor Standards Bureau, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.
“Brian’s entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his legal background and previous working relationship with us makes him an exceptionally valuable resource for our clients,” said Mary Hubacher, Chair of Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson and Vliet. “We are so glad that he has rejoined the firm, and we look forward to a long and collaborative relationship.”
Waterman has seven years of labor and employment law experience, with Buelow Vetter from 2010 – 2013, and with Davis & Kuelthau from 2006 – 2010. He earned his law degree from the Marquette University Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and has been admitted to the Bar for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. In addition, he served in the United States Army Reserve as a Military Intelligence Analyst in Operation Iraqi Freedom.