Daniel J. Finerty concentrates his legal practice on representing and counseling clients in labor and employment litigation and compliance matters in front of administrative agencies, federal, state and tribal courts and in labor arbitration. Daniel has represented Wisconsin counties, cities, school districts, Native American tribes, tribal-owned businesses, and private sector employers in senior living, healthcare, manufacturing, food manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transportation, construction, commercial laundry, dry cleaning and other industries. He has handled litigation matters involving Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Ordinance and other federal, state, local law and tribal ordinances.
Daniel has handled hundreds of employment claims involving Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI) for public-sector, private-sector, non-profit and tribal clients. He understands that many employment litigation attorneys can obtain good results. However, Daniel always ensures that his aggressive and thoughtful approach coupled with thorough communication regarding costs positively reflects upon the importance his carrier partners place upon superior claims service.
Daniel also has a great deal of experience defending Wisconsin-specific claims against insured and uninsured employers such as Wisconsin Fair Employment Act discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims including discrimination claims based upon arrest and conviction record, sex (defined to include sexual orientation), “use or nonuse of lawful products” and disability (which differs from the ADA), Health Care Worker Protection Act claims, Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act, Unreasonable Refusal to Rehire worker’s compensation claims, and other claims specific to Wisconsin law.
Marquette University, J.D., 1998
University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A., 1994.
Major: Political Science and Spanish
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), 2013