All articles by Matthew W. O'Neill

Your Non-Solicitation Agreement May Not Be Enforceable

Employers beware, employees rejoice! A recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision casts doubt on the enforceability of common employee non-solicitation agreements. Employers routinely ask employees to sign non-competition agreements, limiting the employee’s ability to work for a competitor for a period of time. Wisconsin courts have upheld such agreements, if reasonably necessary to protect an.

It’s Voting Time – Check Your ID!

Wisconsin’s 2016 election season is under way. It promises to be exciting. Wisconsin’s late-in-the-season, April 5, 2016 Presidential Primary might even be relevant! There is nothing quite like a Presidential Election Year. To make sure your vote counts, follow these few reminders. 1. Voter ID is the law. To cast a ballot, you must present.

If You’re Not Amending, You’re Not Trying

We teach our kids: the only good writing is re-writing. Pleading is the same: the only good pleading is re-pleading. Before filing, you do your due diligence: gather client information, interview friendly witnesses, research the law, and navigate multiple drafts of the complaint. Still, you only know half the story. The defendants and less friendly.

Keeping the Home Field Advantage-The Importance of Venue

In sports, the home field advantage is critical. You think that loss in Buffalo didn’t hurt? Without it, Seattle is at Lambeau, there is no lucky comeback, and the Pack crushes the Patriots in the Superbowl. (And, I digress, Pete Carroll would not have made the worst play call in NFL history). For many reasons,.

Lawyers Help Protect the Integrity of Elections

Wisconsin elections are open and fair. And believe it or not, part of the reason is the work of lawyers working as poll observers. For the past 10 years, I have been involved in Voter Protection efforts. I have trained thousands of attorneys about how polling places should work, who can and can’t vote, how.