Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin
Rick's practice focuses in all areas of school law, including constitutional law, civil rights, student issues, privacy and technology issues, student safety, and many other issues. He advises school administrators and represents school boards on these matters, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and school board policies, and provides other legal services. Rick also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, employment law, contracts, handbooks, anti-discrimination law, workplace bullying and harassment, wage and hour laws, hiring, background checks, drug testing, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, and workplace investigations. He also represents school districts at hearings before state and federal agencies and state courts, including wage claims, unemployment hearings, collection matters, and discrimination complaints. Rick has published many articles on school and employment law related topics. In addition he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with school, labor, and employment law-related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the President-Elect of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.