Retired Shareholder

Gary M. Ruesch

During his over 30-year career, he represented school districts and private schools in the areas of special education law, general school law, and labor and employment law. Gary regularly counseled clients on topics such as student discipline, public records/open meetings, special education due process, employee discipline and dismissal, sexual harassment, employment and employee handbooks, school board policies, severance agreements, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and prohibited practice complaints. He successfully represented clients before various administrative agencies and courts of law.

Gary also wrote about and presented on subjects related to special education, general school law and labor and employment law. He is a former adjunct professor of law at the Marquette University Law School, teaching the Education Law course. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys, and a member and former president of the Wisconsin School Attorney’s Association. Gary was honored by receiving recognition in Best Lawyers in America for over 20 years in the areas of Education Law and Labor & Employment Law-Management. He was also listed in Super Lawyers in the areas of Schools and Education. He is a former member and treasurer of the Greenfield (WI) School Board.


  • JD, Marquette University Law School
  • BA, Communications, Marquette University
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin’s Labor Law Section
  • Co-Author, Discipline in the Schools. 3rd Edition, LRP Publications, 2007
  • Past President and Board Member, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Member, National Council of School Attorneys
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Exceptional Education
  • Former Board Member, Greenfield School District
  • Member, Wauwatosa Civil Service Commission
  • Co-Chair of the Good Samaritan Society, Catholic Charities
  • AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America® from 2001 – 2019
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® for 2019
  • Recipient of the George Tipler Medal for Distinguished Service in School Law, presented by the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, October 2015

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