Brian M. Radloff

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Brian has been practicing labor and employment law since 2000.  His practice focuses on employment litigation arising under Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act; labor arbitrations; non-compete agreements, and general labor and employment law matters all from a management perspective.

Brian represents companies before state and federal courts in Wisconsin as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Equal Rights Division and the National Labor Relations Board. Prior to law school, he was a member of management for a manufacturing operation.

He is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Learn more about Brian M. Radloff
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a convenience store in a federal court trial involving a claim of disability discrimination prosecuted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  
  • Successfully defended a General Contractor and a Crane Rental business in labor arbitrations involving contract language interpretation of staffing requirements on equipment.
  • Successful representation of employers in age discrimination, race discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation, and disability discrimination cases.
  • Extensive experience representing employers in labor arbitrations — both contract interpretation and discipline arbitrations.
  • Has provided clients with in-house training regarding best practices for avoiding harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints.


  • EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., Case No. 1:14-CV-01019 (ED WI 2016)


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School, 2000
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1992

Admittance to Practice

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association


  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce in 2019 - "Is Your Drug-Free Workplace Discriminatory? The Confluence Of Disability Discrimination And Mind-Altering Substances" - Kohler - September 20, 2018
  • Milwaukee Bar Association - "Retaliation: A Panel Discussion on the Law, the Risk and the Reality" - Milwaukee - May 23, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - "Duty of Competent Representation" - Waukesha - January 17, 2018
  • Metro Milwaukee SHRM/Legislative SIG - "Wellness Programs & Their Legal Pitfalls" - Milwaukee - March 16, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - "Duty of Competent Representation" - Waukesha - January 2017
  • Ogletree Managing a Workforce in 2017 - "Does Absence Really Make the Heart Grow Fonder? Managing Leaves and Return-to Work Issues" - Kohler - September 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Employment Law Update I.—Thanks For Coming To Work Today!" - Kohler - June 2015

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