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Kevin J.T. Terry



Kevin focuses his practice primarily on matters related to labor & employment, municipal issues, and education.

He provides counsel on all aspects of employer-employee relationships, with expertise in FMLA, ADA, and discrimination claims, as well as providing counsel on matters related to employment contracts, employee handbooks, and unemployment compensation. He has experience drafting and litigating non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, and has negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of both public and private sector employers. Kevin also represents employers through the grievance process, interest arbitration, and prohibited practice litigation.

In addition, Kevin serves as general counsel to local government units, including school districts and other municipal entities, in a variety of issues ranging from ordinance drafting, enforcement, municipal finance, and drafting of contracts and development agreements, to zoning matters, compliance with public records, and advice on open meetings law.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Kevin gained experience through his practice with two full-service Wisconsin law firms.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Honored as a Twenty Under 40, Wausau Daily Herald, 2017
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018

Professional Activities

  • President, Wisconsin School Attorney Association, 2014-Present
  • Section Member, American Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law, Young Lawyers Division, 2011-Present
  • Section Member, State Bar of Wisconsin: Local Government; Labor & Employment, 2011-Present
  • Central Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management, 2011-Present
  • National and Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations, 2011-Present



Community Involvement

  • President, Wausau Community Child Care, 2012-Present
  • Vice President, Wausau School Foundation, 2016-Present
  • Board Member, Marathon County Public Library Foundation, 2017-Present
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