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Frank A. Gumina
Attorney
555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3819
Phone: (414) 978-5387
Fax: (414) 223-5000


Labor & Employment
For over 20 years Frank Gumina has worked with corporate clients to develop effective and efficient strategies to meet business objectives. While Mr. Gumina counsels and guides companies through a vast array of legal issues affecting businesses, his primary focus is representing management in all facets of labor and employment law matters. He has extensive experience counseling employers in a myriad of industries including manufacturing, health care, insurance, technology, retail, construction, hospitality and transportation. Mr. Gumina has successfully litigated many employment, contract and other business dispute cases in state and federal courts throughout the country including co-chairing the defense of the first ADA jury trial in the nation.

Focusing his practice on employment discrimination matters, tort and contract claims arising from the employment relationship, unfair competition claims (including non-competition agreements), all facets of union issues facing employers, and benefit claims, Mr. Gumina regularly handles matters before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, various state agencies, the National Labor Relations Board and the United States Department of Labor. In addition, he provides counsel to employers on a host of human resources issues, including discipline, discharge, best practices, EEO compliance, affirmative action plans, managing the electronic workplace, collective bargaining, wage and hour regulations, ADA, FMLA, worker’s compensation, OSHA, immigration compliance and reductions in force.

Mr. Gumina is a frequent lecturer before employer groups and attorneys on topics relating to employment and litigation concerns. He has been a guest labor and employment law presenter at the State Bar of Wisconsin, Marquette University's Law School and School of Business. Mr. Gumina also presents tailored in-house programs to managers and supervisors of small and large companies alike.

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., cum laude; Outstanding Achievement Award, American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Undergraduate

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (7th and 8th Circuit Courts)
  • U.S. District Court of Wisconsin (Eastern and Western Districts)
  • U.S. District Court of Illinois (Northern - trial bar member, Central and Southern Districts)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Representative Work

  • Employment Discrimination Matters
  • Labor Union Organizing/Collective Bargaining
  • Unfair Competition Claims (including Non-Competition Agreement Litigation)
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Charges
  • Tort and Contract Claims Arising from the Employment Relationship
  • Employment Terminations/Reductions in Force/Severance Agreements
  • State Agency Complaints in Wisconsin and Illinois
  • National Labor Relations Board Charges
  • United States Department of Labor Complaints
  • Grievance Arbitration
  • Drafting Employment Contracts
  • Employee Benefit Claims
  • Immigration Compliance
  • Worker's Compensation Defense

Professional Associations

  • National Society for Human Resource Management, Member
  • Metro Milwaukee Society for Human Resource Management - Former Board of Directors Member, Past Chairperson/Current Active Member of Employment Practices Committee; speaker at numerous MM-SHRM events
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
  • Wisconsin Employers Resource on Risk Association, Former Director
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section and Health Law Section
  • State Bar Association of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section, Health Law Section, current member and past speaker at multiple Bar Association events
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Health Law Section, Fee Arbitration Panel Member and past speaker at multiple Milwaukee Bar Association events

Community Involvement

  • Tomorrow's Children, Inc. - Board of Directors-Member
  • City of Franklin, Wisconsin Personnel Commission - Former Member

Articles and Presentations

  • Authored, dozens of articles pertaining to labor, employment, and unfair competition law
  • Lecturer Before Employer Groups and Attorneys, Topics Relating to Employment and Litigation Concerns
  • Tailored In-House Training Programs, Presented to Executives, Managers and Supervisors
  • Guest Labor Law Presenter, Marquette University Law School
  • Guest Employment Law Presenter, Marquette University School of Business
  • Guest Television and Radio Legal Commentator, Milwaukee TV: TMJ4/NBC, Fox6 News, CBS 58 News, and Milwaukee Radio: WUWM 89.7 FM