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David Minko

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Mequon, Wisconsin
877-304-8819 (Toll Free)

In memoriam  1966 - 2013 

 Prior Experience:

  • 17 years of first-hand business and regulatory experience combined with legal expertise previously representing Employers
  • Prior to his work as an attorney, served 9 years in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Power Plant Operator and Instructor, and 5 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Resource Analyst

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law on behalf of Plaintiffs

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • College of William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Air Force Quality Institute, Biloxi, Mississippi - 1997
    • Honors: Areas of study: Interdisciplinary Working Group Dynamics and Facilitation; Process Improvement
  • Air Force Manpower and Federal Budget School, Biloxi, Mississippi
    • Distinguished Graduate - 1995
    • Honors: Areas of study: Process Management and Improvement, Federal Budget Cycle
  • Air Force Officer Candidate School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
    • Commissioned Second Lieutenant - 1995
    • Honors: Areas of study: Leadership, Consensus Building, Military Science and History, Tactics or Modern Warfare; Group Psychology
  • New School for Social Research, New York, New York
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: Area of study: Human Resource Management
  • Navy Nuclear Power School, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • Distinguished Graduate
    • Honors: Nuclear Power Plant Operator's License - 1990
  • Air Force Officer Candidate School, Montgomery, Alberta
    • Officer Commission - 1995
  • New School for Social Research, New York, New York
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: Human Resources Management
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, West Milton, New York
    • License, Nuclear Power Operation and Instruction - 1990


  • David regularly speaks at state and national health care association functions and employer-sponsored management retreats.
  • David has lectured to Senior Department of Defense executives regarding compliance with labor and employment laws, resource utilization, workplace process improvement and reengineering.
  • David is a licensed nuclear power plant operator and instructor. He taught Power Plant Theory, Operation, Maintenance and Regulation for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory from 1988-1992, and operated various Westinghouse and General Electric nuclear reactors and electric distribution plants from 1992-1996.

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded Certificate of Commendation from Pentagon for leadership of teams charged with developing strategies to meet conflicting and rapidly-evolving human resource requirements for 35 Global units located throughout Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
  • Awarded U.S. Navy's "Master Training Specialist" for reengineering and streamlining its nuclear power instruction program.
  • Awarded Hughes Scholarship in law school for academic excellence.
  • Awarded the "Family Law Book Award" in law school for academic excellence.
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010 - 2013
  • Recognized and Commended by Pentagon for developing strategies to meet rapidly evolving human resource requirements in time of war, Keesler Air Force Base, Virginia, 2002
  • Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Manpower and Federal Budget School, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, 2000
  • Awarded the U.S. Navy's highest commendation for adult education and training methodology and results ("Master Training Specialist") New York, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • BNI Chapter, President and Charter President
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Health and Construction Law Sections
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Assisted Living Federation of America
  • Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Wisconsin Health Care Association
  • Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, Legislative Committee Member
  • Madison Area Builders Association
  • Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin
  • Society of Human Resources Management (Madison, WI and U.S.)
  • Optimists International, Cottage Grove Chapter, Past Vice President and Member, Board of Directors
  • Winfield Estates Owners' Association, Past Secretary and Member of Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer
  • Sun Prairie and Tri-County Swim Team, Past Vice President and Member, Board of Directors
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
  • Office of Lawyer Regulation, District 9 Committee
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Melli Law, S.C., Madison, Wisconsin, Partner, 2011 - 2013
  • Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, Wisconsin, Attorney, 2006 - 2011
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Madison, Wisconsin, Attorney, 2003 - 2006
  • Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA, Intern, 2002
  • Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, Newport News, Virginia, Intern, 2001
  • U.S. Air Force, Captain/Manpower and Resource Advisor, 1994 - 2000
  • U.S. Navy, Manager/Instructor, 1987 - 1994
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