Tony J. Renning


Employment Litigation | Municipal Labor Counsel | School & Higher Education

Tony concentrates his practice in labor and employment as well as school law litigation and counsel.

He provides advice and counsel to employers and municipalities, including school districts, about their rights and obligations under federal and state laws and regulations. He advises on all aspects of labor and employment compliance, including wage and hour, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, reductions in force, work force management, employment policies and handbooks as well as other employment-related matters. Tony also has experience with labor negotiations, union certification and decertification campaigns, unfair labor practice litigation and contract administration, including grievance arbitration. He regularly represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. In addition, he conducts employment-related training for management. His primary client base includes private (various industries) and public (counties, cities and school districts) employers of all sizes.


J.D., Marquette University Law School

B.S., Indiana University

Published Articles/Presentations

  • Author: "Professionally Speaking" New North B2B Magazine
  • Frequent lecturer on topics of labor, employment and school law


  • Best Lawyers® in America - Green Bay, Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2014)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Labor Law (2013-2018)
  • Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law, Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2006-2007, 2010)

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin (Labor Law Section)
  • Past Board Member, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association

Community Involvement

  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation - Board of Directors
  • Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation (GO-EDC) - Board of Directors
  • Evergreen Retirement Community - Board of Directors / Organizational Performance Committee Chairperson
  • Oshkosh Community YMCA - Past President
  • Oshkosh Area United Way - Past President
  • Oshkosh Family, Inc. - Past President
  • Paine Art Center & Gardens - Past Member of the Board of Directors
  • Propel (Chamber Young Professionals) - Past President
  • Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh - Personnel Committee
  • Oshkosh Area SHRM - College Relations Liaison
  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum - Past President
  • UW Oshkosh Business Success Center - Past Secretary
  • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. - Personnel Committee
  • Children's Museum of Fond du Lac - Past President
  • Wisconsin SHRM Council - Past Government Affairs Director

Representative Clients

  • Several municipalities
  • Several school districts