Attorney Brett Ekes focuses his practice on employer-side employment law, general corporate law and family law. Brett’s work in employment law focuses on providing day-to-day counseling and assistance to employers. He provides guidance and advice in negotiating employment contracts and non-competition agreements and in addressing disciplinary and employment separation issues. Brett also provides advice and guidance to employers navigating employment issues that arise in regard to the various federal and state laws affecting employers, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Wisconsin Wage Payment and Collection Act, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (“WFEA”), and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act.
Brett’s work in family law includes vigorously representing and counseling his clients in their divorce and post-divorce actions to ensure that his client’s receive the best possible outcome under extremely stressful, emotional, and during what is often the most difficult time of his or her life. His family law work includes representing clients with regard to divorce; paternity matters; legal separation; prenuptial agreements; premarital agreements; child support issues; maintenance issues; child custody and visitation issues; and property division issues.
In his free time, Brett enjoys golfing, home brewing, attending sporting events, skiing and is a member and legal advisor for the Alpine Valley Ski Patrol.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Education and Honors
Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
Ball State University (B.S., Marketing, 1994)
Public Service/Community Affairs
Racine County Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
Southern Lakes Area Love, Inc., Director