*With an Administrative Office in Cave Creek & Phoenix, Arizona


Our Milwaukee Office

342 N. Water Street 
Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(o) 414.323.6337


Our Chicago Office

Willis Tower 
233 S. Wacker Drive
22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(o) 312.291.8299


Charles W. Pautsch


Chuck Pautsch is continuing his distinguished career of serving America's employers with his broad range of legal and labor relations skills honed as an "in-house" counsel at a major health care corporation and a nationwide retail conglomerate, as well as a Partner in several prestigious law firms.

In his labor relations role, he has negotiated collective bargaining agreements with all major US labor unions, including the IB of T, AFSCME, SEIU, UFCW, RWDSU, LIU, IBEW, ATU, GCIU, IUE UAW, PACE, IATSE, HERE,UNITE, OEIU, FOP and the IAFF.

In his capacity as a litigator, he has served as lead counsel in over 175 litigation matters in the Federal Courts alone, and thousands more before the NLRB, EEOC, DOL, OSHA and state courts/ agencies in 38 states.

Representative cases include:

  • EEOC v. AIC Security, Inc., 55 F.3d 1276 (7th Cir. 1995)(first case holding that supervisors are not individually liable under ADA)
  • NLRB v. Precise Castings, Inc., 915 F.2d 1160 (7th Cir. 1990)( holding that NLRB need not use bilingual ballots in "R" case elections)
  • Pryner v. Tractor Supply Company, 109 F.3d 354 (7th Cir. 1997)( holding that the FAA is applicable to labor contracts)
  • Redden v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 93-2516,1994 WL 487287 (7th Cir. 9/6/94)(upholding summary judgment on resume fraud)
  • NLRB v. Federal Security, 154 F.3d 751 (7th Cir. 1998)(overturning NLRB holding that guards engaged in protected activity)
  • Sarmento v. Henry Schein, Inc., 262 Fed. Appx. 26 (9th Cir. 2007)(summary judgment upheld that 35 lb. lifting restriction is not ADA disability)

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • U.S. D. Ct, C, N. & S. D.IL
  • U.S. D. Ct., E. & W. D.WI
  • U.S. D. Ct, E. & W. D. MI
  • U.S. D. Ct, N. & S. D. IN
  • U.S. D. Ct, D. of AZ
  • U.S. Ct of App., 7th, 8th and 9th Ct

CLIENT CONCERNS AND OBJECTIVES are my highest priority. A rapid response to all client communications is my absolute commitment.


Practice Concentrated in all aspects of Labor and Employment Law with a particular focus on Labor Law Ramifications of Mergers and Acquisitions, Union Organizing Response, WARN, Class/Collective Actions, Business Immigration, Collective Bargaining, Non-Compete, Age, Disability, Race, National Origin and Sex Discrimination and Harassment Litigation, Strikes/ Picketing, and Supervisory Training. Note: Illinois and Wisconsin Supreme Courts do not recognize or certify specialties in law practice.