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Why clients love their lawyer 

Provide added value

Constant communication

Personal attention

Team with client to meet objectives

Going the extra mile

Develop relationship with client

Provide honest advice


Added Value of Small

14 years of labor and employment experience

12 years of general business

Personal service from a lawyer you know

Prompt response to calls and questions

Service tailored to client – not law firm – needs

Accessibility via email and phone

Client objectives are my objectives





Who I am

Lauri D. Morris has provided legal and business advice and representation to Wisconsin and national entities for more than 20 years.  She was a partner in the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP, a national corporate law firm where she was a member of the Labor and Employment, and Litigation, Practice Groups for more than 14 years.  Prior to joining Quarles & Brady LLP she was a partner in the Madison law firm of Stroud, Willink & Howard where, in addition to practicing employment law, she counseled businesses in the areas of corporate, real estate, estate planning and contract law.

She is skilled at providing proactive advice to businesses tailored to their business objectives while complying with the law.  Her broad background and experience make her uniquely qualified to function as a business partner, working with clients to address issues before they become problems. 

Our Mission 

Our mission is superior client service.  We combine large firm expertise with the personal service and value of a small firm.  Our mantra of client service is comprised of multiple factors: 

  •    Advice consistent with client objectives

  •    Regular and complete communication

  •    Explanation of the process

  •    Prompt response to calls and questions

  •    Reasonable fee based on the service provided

  •    Team with the client to develop solutions

  •    Thorough discussion of options

We commit to keeping clients informed and included in the legal representation.  Relationships with clients are a key to our success and the success of the representation.

Our Services 

L.D. Morris Law  s.c. provides business advice and representation to management regarding all aspects of employment and labor law.  She is experienced at counseling and defending employers against discrimination claims before administrative agencies and courts, and providing proactive representation on other employment-related issues including:  

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance
  • Employment agreements, including noncompete, and confidentiality agreements and litigation
  • Discrimination claims arising under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and federal Title VII
  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, including accommodations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and representation
  • Administration of state and federal wage and hour laws
  • Employee privacy issues, including drug testing
  • Worker’s Compensation and unemployment insurance
  • Workplace investigations into claims of discrimination and harassment, based on sex, race, age among others
  • Audits of human resource practices including hiring and termination practices, employee handbooks and policy manuals, immigration records
  • USERA compliance
  • Wrongful discharge and other employment termination related matters


She has successfully represented employers in the state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies including the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Madison Equal Opportunity Commission. 

She is also experienced training client’s employees and supervisors; she regularly provides training on: 

  • Providing a harassment free workplace
  • FMLA administration and compliance
  • Do’s and don’ts of the employment relationship, from hiring to firing
  • Managing employee leaves
  • Respecting employee privacy
  • Avoiding identity theft

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