Lindner & Marsack, S.C.

Oyvind Wistrom

Office Phone: 414.226.4811
Office Fax: 414.273.1986
Cell Phone: 414.758.0206
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Practice Areas

  • Employer Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Workers’ Compensation
Oyvind Wistrom is a Shareholder and President of the Board of Directors of Lindner & Marsack, S.C., and has practiced his entire legal career in the field of labor and employment law. His current practice is focused primarily on the litigation of employment claims, equal employment matters, and the development and oversight of personnel policies and procedures. Oyvind also devotes a significant portion of his law practice to counseling private companies and municipal corporations in various employment matters, including discharge and discipline issues, employment contract matters, wage and hour disputes, reductions in force/severance matters, discrimination/retaliation, harassment, family and medical leave (FMLA) issues, as well as individual rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Oyvind has successfully litigated innumerable discrimination and other alleged unlawful employment claims before various state and federal courts, as well as numerous administrative agencies. He has served as first chair in several state and federal civil trials, but seeks to avoid trial when possible through cost-effective resolution or motion practice. To that end, he has obtained summary judgment for defendants in more than 30 employment discrimination/civil rights lawsuits and has defended appeals of those favorable employment decisions before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits. With his extensive background in labor and employment law, Oyvind is a frequent speaker on various employment related topics and is actively engaged with numerous local human resource organizations and charitable organizations.

Martindale Rating

AV Preeminent


  • • Marquette University, J.D., 1995 (cum laude)
  • • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S.,1992
  • Major: Political Science and Behavioral Science & Law
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • • Wisconsin, 1995
  • • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1995
  • • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2013
  • • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • • Various other pro hac vice admissions

Awards And Honors

  • • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • • Recognized by Chambers USA as “well versed in defending employers facing employment litigation,” and “offers considerable experience in handling discrimination and wage and hour claims, alongside expertise in administrative proceedings”
  • • Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine
  • • Recognized among the Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law–Management and Litigation–Labor and Employment

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • • American Bar Association
  • • Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)
  • • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • • Society for Human Resource Management
  • • Metropolitan Milwaukee Society for Human Resource Management
  • • Serjeant's Inn
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