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Attorney Townsend is pictured with Ms. Operton, following their appearance before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Also pictured is co-counsel Fred Wade.


Supreme Court Victory

In 2017, Attorney Townsend won a unanimous decision in the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Operton v. LIRC, 2017 WI 46, 375 Wis. 2d 1, 894 N.W.2d 426, which affirmed the reversal of a LIRC decision that improperly denied unemployment benefits under a new “substantial fault” standard. The decision had a state-wide impact.

Sexual Harassment 


What constitutes Sexual Harassment. 



Attorney Townsend successfully represented an employee who was terminated after complaining about unlawful deductions for her paycheck. (The Employer has appealed.)