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Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. is pleased to announce that Kirk Strang was selected to the 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyer’s list and Jenna Rousseau has been selected to the 2019 Rising Star list. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are research-driven, peer influenced rating services of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis, & Lacy, s.c., a law firm focusing on the representation of Wisconsin’s public school districts and higher education institutions, as well as other public entities and private businesses, in all areas of their operations, including labor and employment matters, is looking to fill an associate attorney position.  The position could be based out of any of the firm’s offices (Madison, Green Bay or Oshkosh), but the successful candidate would be expected to serve clients from across the State.  An ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney in good standing in Wisconsin with strong academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a passion for public education.  We offer a competitive salary and benefit package and an excellent opportunity for professional growth. For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter, resumé, salary expectations and a writing sample to

Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named to the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession:

Kirk D. Strang, Education Law; Labor Law-Management

Shana R. Lewis, Education Law; Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment

Geoffrey A. Lacy, Employment Law-Management; Immigration Law; Labor Law-Management

On February 12, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang will present for the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators – Middle and High School Principals Convention in Wisconsin Dells.  Kirk will discuss legal issues of importance to middle and high school principals, with a special emphasis on technology-related issues.

On January 30, 2020, Attorney Geoffrey Lacy will be speaking on workplace investigations at the WPELRA Conference in Madison. 

On January 29, 2020, Attorney Kirk Strang will present to the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators – Associate Principals Conference in Milwaukee.  Kirk will discuss technology issues affecting associate principals at the Conference.

On January 22, 2020, the firm’s attorneys will host a school law update and reception during the 2020 Wisconsin State Education Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Milwaukee. Registration begins at 4:30, the program will be from 5:00 - 6:30, and the reception begins at 6:30. 

On December 5, 2019, Attorney Shana R. Lewis will be presenting at the WASPA School Personnel Academy at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  Shana will serve on a panel of attorneys addressing LGBTQ issues in the employment and public school district environments. 

On October 31 and November 1, 2019, Attorney Kirk Strang provided a legal briefing to Technical College District Board Members and Presidents.  Kirk discussed Open Meetings and Public Records issues affecting Technical Colleges and the impact of technology on Public Records issues for Technical Colleges.  The conference was hosted by Waukesha County Technical College.

On October 24, 2019, Attorney Shana R. Lewis presented to the JEDA Professional Development Collective in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, on the topic of Social Media, Public School Districts, and the Law.

On October 11, 2019, Attorney Shana R. Lewis presented at the Wisconsin Association of School Superintendent Assistants (WASSA) Fall Workshop at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  Shana presented on the topic of school board meeting minutes.

On October 10, 2019, Attorneys Kirk Strang and Tony Renning provided a legal question and answer at the General Session for the 2019 Wisconsin Association of School Superintendents’ Assistants Fall Conference in Wisconsin Dells.  The program was a free form discussion and question and answer session on issues of interest to executive assistants to school district superintendents.

On October 6, 2019, Attorney Chad Wade presented at the Wisconsin Association of School Councils’ Leadership Institute in Waunakee, Wisconsin.

On October 4, 2019, Attorneys Tony Renning and Geoffrey Lacy presented a legal update to CESA 7 administrators at the PAC meeting in Manitowoc. 

On September 19, 2019, Attorney Kirk Strang appeared at the annual WASDA Wisconsin Superintendents Fall Conference in Madison.  Kirk presented on “Hot Topics in School Law” for Wisconsin superintendents at the program. 

On September 11, 2019, Attorney Geoffrey Lacy presented two sessions at the Annual Green Bay SHRM legal update. 

On September 6, 2019, Attorney Kirk Strang appeared at the CESA 10 District Administrator’s Conference.  Kirk provided a legal update for West Central Wisconsin School District Superintendents at the program.

On September 5, 2019, Attorney Shana Lewis presented the Legal Update at the CESA 2 PAC meeting in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

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