Biography

sjsphoto12Steven J. Schaefer is the principal lawyer at Schaefer Law Office, Madison, Wisconsin. For over 30 years, he has represented and counseled clients in all aspects of civil, employment and contract litigation.

Mr. Schaefer concentrates his law practice in the area of employment law, representing parties involved in employment disputes, including employment discrimination, personnel and human resource matters, employment contracts, separation agreements, non-competition agreements and all other legal aspects of employment facing employers and employees.

Mr. Schaefer also regularly advises and represents individuals and small businesses in various kinds of contract disputes and business conflicts, including Breach of Contract, Failure to Perform Services, Adverse Possession and Property Disputes, Failure to Pay for Delivery of Good or Services, Partnership and Business Dissolutions, Insurance Coverage, Construction Disputes.

In 1973, Mr. Schaefer received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in economics and graduated with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement, Phi Beta Kappa, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. In 1977, Mr. Schaefer received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, graduating cum laude. He completed his M.B.A., from Edgewood College in August 1997.

From 1977 to 1980, Mr. Schaefer acted as the Assistant City Attorney for Beaver Dam and Fox Lake, Wisconsin. He was a member of the City of Madison Parks Commission (1981-86), the City of Madison Planning Commission (1982-85), and the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1983-85).

Mr. Schaefer has authored several articles and frequently speaks about employment-related issues. Mr. Schaefer taught employment law at the Edgewood College Graduate and Undergraduate Business Programs and at the Lakeland College Undergraduate Business Program.

Mr. Schaefer is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Dane County Bar Association and the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association and a member of the Wisconsin Association of Justice. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.