Dietrich VanderWaal’s team of attorneys, under the leadership of Dean Dietrich and Shane VanderWaal are able to provide counsel to all Local Government entities to include:  city, villages, towns, and counties in Wisconsin.  We work in partnership with elected officials and their in-house attorneys.  Our experienced attorneys serve as general counsel, and thoroughly understand the operations of local governing bodies providing legal advice on issues affecting day-to-day operations to include, but not limited to; Wisconsin Open Meetings Law, Public Records Law; and all aspects of elected officials and municipal governing.  In addition, Dietrich VanderWaal has extensive experience in employment law and labor negotiations.  

Dietrich VanderWaal’s Municipal Practice experience includes:

  • Open Meetings Compliance

  • Public Records Compliance

  • Zoning, Land Use, and Planning

  • Taxation, Board of Review, Finance

  • Conflict of Interest/Local Officials Code of Ethics

  • Municipal Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Hearings before Independent Hearing Officer

  • Impasse Resolution Procedures

  • Grievance and Contract Interpretation

  • Representation Before Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission and State and Federal Courts

  • Union Election Campaigns

  • Family Medical Leave Compliance/Unemployment Compensation/Workers’ Compensation

  • Employment Discrimination Litigation

  • Police and Fire Commission Proceedings

  • Layoffs and Consolidation of Services

  • Collective Bargaining

  • Bargaining Support Data Development