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Jonathan T. Swain

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"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."
- Winston Churchill

Jonathan Swain

Professional experience

Jonathan T. Swain is a senior attorney for Lindner & Marsack, S.C. Mr. Swain devotes his legal practice to representing management in labor and employment law issues in both the public and private sector. He consults with clients concerning all aspects of labor management relations including union related strategies, contract negotiations and contract administration, including acting as chief spokesperson at the bargaining table. As a business litigation lawyer, he represents employers in the area of individual rights and responsibilities in the workplace with particular emphasis on employment discrimination, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA and ADEA matters.

Mr. Swain has taught courses at the college level in the area of personnel management and labor law. He is a frequent speaker on the law of collective bargaining, the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination in the workplace, and other labor and employment law trends. He is a regular course lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Extension School of Management.

Mr. Swain is contributing author to "Law of Damages" and "Wisconsin Employment Law," both publications of Wisconsin Bar Association. He was a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Judicial Selection for the State of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001, having been appointed to that Council by Governor Tommy Thompson in January, 1987. In 1991, he was appointed by Senator Robert Kasten to the Federal Merit Section Commission for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. In 1994, Mr. Swain was appointed by Governor Thompson to the Wisconsin Labor and Management Council and has served as the Management Co-Chair.

Bar admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1975
    Cum laude
    Law Review
  • Carroll University, B.A., 1972 Major: Business and Economics


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, past Chairperson of Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Labor Law International Subcommittee


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • SuperLawyer by Milwaukee Magazine/Law & Politics (2005, 2008-2013)