July 25, 2019Press Release

Michael Best Adds Employment & Immigration Attorneys in Milwaukee

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Beth” Odian and Carrie Ziegler Thomas have joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group in Milwaukee as Senior Counsel.

“Beth and Carrie are fantastic additions to our team in Wisconsin and nationally,” said Mitchell W. Quick, Chair of Michael Best’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group. “In today’s complex regulatory environment employers need to be hyperaware of the laws governing the workplace, and Beth and Carrie are well equipped to address their most pressing questions.” 

Odian defends and advises employers in matters arising under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She represents employers in front of state and federal agencies including the Equal Rights Division, Unemployment Division, and Worker’s Compensation Divisions of Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. She also counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters including, policies, contracts, terminations, leaves of absence and disciplinary actions.

Ziegler Thomas is an immigration attorney and counsels employers throughout all aspects of hiring a foreign employee. This encompasses drafting immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, including H-1B visas, and permanent resident petitions, including EB-5 investor green cards. She also assists clients in developing strategies and solutions surrounding their global mobility issues.

Odian and Ziegler Thomas’ moves follows the addition of two associates to the Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group earlier this month. Kurt Ellison joined in Madison and Michael Chropowicz joined in Chicago.

Odian was most recently a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Ziegler Thomas was previously a partner at Grzeca Law Group, a boutique family and corporate immigration firm. She earned her J.D. from Marquette University Law School and her B.S. from Ferris State University.

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