The Previant Law Firm, S.C., has a long and illustrious history. The firm was founded in 1912 by attorney Joseph Padway, a pioneer in the field of labor law who played a significant role in the development of many of the major labor laws of Wisconsin on the books today. Mr. Padway served for a time as general counsel for the American Federation of Labor.Wisconsin’s "Fighting Bob" La Follette (right).
The breadth of our labor law practice is well known and recognized in the communities we serve. Over the years, our firm has participated in federal and state appellate court proceedings, winning nine victories for union members in the United States Supreme Court. Our team of labor lawyers represents many of the largest labor unions in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.
In 1969, Previant expanded its service to injured people by strengthening our litigation team with the addition of noted Wisconsin personal injury attorney Larry B. Brueggeman. Until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Brueggeman vigorously and successfully led many complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, earning recognition as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer and a listing in the publication Best Lawyers in America.
The firm itself is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, the definitive directory of the legal profession’s top practitioners designated by colleagues as preeminent in their field.
Accolades aside, it’s results that count when lives are disrupted and people are suffering after a serious personal injury. Successful settlements and verdicts are the real proof of our dedication to helping the working people of Wisconsin find justice and financial compensation in court.