Lindner & Marsack, S.C.

* Daniel J. Finerty

Office Phone: 414.226.4807
Office Fax: 414.273.1986
Cell Phone: 414.232.7992
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Employer Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Workers’ Compensation
Daniel J. Finerty concentrates his legal practice on representing and counseling clients in labor and employment litigation and compliance matters in front of administrative agencies, federal, state and tribal courts and in labor arbitration. Daniel has represented Wisconsin counties, cities, school districts, Native American tribes, tribal-owned businesses, and private sector employers in senior living, healthcare, manufacturing, food manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transportation, construction, commercial laundry, dry cleaning and other industries. He has handled litigation matters involving Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Ordinance and other federal, state, local law and tribal ordinances.

Daniel has handled hundreds of employment claims involving Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI) for public-sector, private-sector, non-profit and tribal clients. He understands that many employment litigation attorneys can obtain good results. However, Daniel always ensures that his aggressive and thoughtful approach coupled with thorough communication regarding costs positively reflects upon the importance his carrier partners place upon superior claims service.

Daniel also has a great deal of experience defending Wisconsin-specific claims against insured and uninsured employers such as Wisconsin Fair Employment Act discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims including discrimination claims based upon arrest and conviction record, sex (defined to include sexual orientation), “use or nonuse of lawful products” and disability (which differs from the ADA), Health Care Worker Protection Act claims, Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act, Unreasonable Refusal to Rehire worker’s compensation claims, and other claims specific to Wisconsin law.

Martindale Rating

AV Preeminent


  • Marquette University, J.D., 1998
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A., 1994.
  • Major: Political Science and Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), 2013


    The Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians Tribal Court, 2009
  • The Ho-Chunk Nation Judiciary, 2013
  • The Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Court, 2019
  • The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Tribal Court, 2019
  • The Oneida Judiciary of the Oneida Nation, 2019
  • The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Court, 2019
  • The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Court, 2019
  • The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Tribal Court, 2019
  • The Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Court, 2020
  • The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Court, 2020
  • The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Court, 2020
  • The Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court, 2020
  • The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Court, 2020
  • The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Court, 2020

Awards And Honors

  • • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • • Recognized among the Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Practice nationally and in the metropolitan Milwaukee area since 2010
  • • Recognized as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star several times by Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment and Indian Law Sections
  • • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Employment Law Committee
  • • Member, City of Wauwatosa Civil Service Commission
  • • Member, Finance Council, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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