Suzanne M. Glisch
Suzanne’s primary focus is litigation, where she defends public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disability, accommodations and medical leave; employment contracts and agreements; restrictive covenants; and hiring, discipline and discharge issues. She also drafts and reviews employment handbooks and agreements, including severance agreements and restrictive covenants.
Suzanne has successfully defended employers before state and federal court and administrative agencies across the country. Her experience also includes advising clients on wage and hour issues, affirmative action and OFCCP compliance, and compliance with various state and federal employment statutes, including the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA and FMLA.
- JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
- BA, magna cum laude, Political Science and German, Miami University
- Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Member, American Bar Association
- Bar admission, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Bar admission, United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- Bar admission, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
- Bar admission, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Bar admission, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Bar admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Named as a Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
Up Close & Personal
Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?
A: Germany. I lived in various German cities for approximately seven (non-consecutive) months during college and absolutely fell in love with the country.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It is never boring. Every day brings new issues and tasks. I also truly enjoy being able to form relationships with our clients, learn about their respective businesses and problem solve to help them achieve their goals.
Q: What is your favorite thing about living in Wisconsin?
A: Easy access to cheese.
Q: What is your favorite lawyer movie and why?
A: To Kill a Mockingbird. It captures everything I love about the book.
Q: What music would we find on your playlist?
A: I am a huge music fan, as anyone who has seen the interior of my office knows. Some of my favorites include the classics like Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin and The Doors, as well as more modern bands like The Black Keys, Wilco and Radiohead.
Q: If you could take a six-month sabbatical, what would you do?
A: I would spend time camping and backpacking at the best locations in the U.S., and then I would use the rest of the time to travel abroad to the countries I have not been to yet. Or, I would thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail; that is definitely on my bucket list.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: Cheer on the Packers/Badgers/Brewers, travel, cook, hike, go to concerts, camp and backpack, spend time with friends and family, explore different breweries and wineries.
Q: What is the most memorable moment in your career?
A: My first summary judgment win. I even made my own mini-holiday out of it: July 18, Summary Judgment Day.