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Maryeve Heath
Attorney
555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3819
Phone: (414) 978-5342
Fax: (414) 223-5000




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Maryeve Heath



Labor & Employment
Maryeve Heath is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. Ms. Heath concentrates her practice in the areas of worker’s compensation, labor and employment law, and litigation.

For over 30 years, she has worked with employers to achieve their business goals through the creative utilization of human resources and the aggressive defense of claims involving worker’s compensation, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, employee dishonesty, and related issues. Ms. Heath has lectured extensively and has authored articles on various worker’s compensation and employment law issues. She is recognized as a tenacious advocate for her clients and as an expert in analyzing, negotiating, and resolving disputes skillfully in a cost-effective manner. She has rendered case assessment reports, reserve analyses and directives regarding defense strategies on litigated worker’s compensation and employment cases.

Education

  • Insurance Institute of America, Certification
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1988
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1974

Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Awards & Distinctions

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (2007-2014), and Employment Law - Management (2013-2014)
  • Named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list (2005-2013); named a Top Female Lawyer on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list in 2005
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Representative Work

  • Tried numerous worker’s compensation disputes at administrative hearings and drafted appeal briefs to the Labor and Industry Review Commission and the Circuit Court.
  • Represented large national corporations in regional labor and employment disputes.
  • Negotiated complete worker’s compensation compromise agreements involving potential permanent total disability claims in excess of $350,000 per claim.
  • Frequently attended mediation negotiations and negotiated lien rights and worker’s compensation compromise agreements to resolve disputes prior to trial.
  • Counseled and advised employers on minimizing risk exposure associated with company-sponsored social events, wellness programs, and employment related travel.
  • Assisted employers in developing return-to-work programs to control costs associated with potential worker’s compensation and ADA claims.
  • Counseled employers on alternative work arrangements and risks associated with job sharing, part-time employees, and hiring independent contractors.
  • Been involved in worker’s compensation-related legal malpractice litigation.
  • Assessed and analyzed for insurance carriers and employers whether the retention premium assessed was accurate based on the worker’s compensation losses paid by the carrier.

Professional Associations

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA)

Articles and Presentations

  • What Employers Need to Know When Making Employment Decisions with Respect to Hiring and Firing Employees, interview on WISN AM 1130 Radio - Money Sense (September 1, 2013 and September 7, 2013)
  • Authored Chapter 5 of MRA-Institute of Management, Inc.’s Wisconsin 2013 Law Guide, (2013)
  • Capturing the Entire Picture: Making Employment Decisions After an Employee Has Filed a Worker's Compensation Claim, Annual Human Resources Law Conference (Milwaukee - December 4, 2012; Madison, April 17, 2013)
  • Authored Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Chapter of ALFA International’s Worker’s Compensation Law, A State-by-State Analysis, (2002-2013)
  • The Real World - Your Workplace: The Employer's Role in Investigating and Managing Worker's Compensation Cases, Annual Human Resources Law Conference (Milwaukee - October 25, 2011; Madison, April 17, 2012)
  • Double Exposure: Making Employment Decisions When an Employee Has Filed a Worker's Compensation Claim, Annual Human Resources Law Conference (Milwaukee - October 25, 2011; Madison, April 17, 2012)
  • Authored A New Year of New Hirings: Making Employment Decisions When an Employee Has Filed a Worker's Compensation Claim, WHD Forethought (2012)
  • The Sky's the Limit: How and Why Worker's Compensation Claims Become More Costly in Bad Economic Times, Annual Human Resources Law Conference (Milwaukee - November 10, 2010; Madison - April 6, 2011)
  • The Psychological Component of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Physical Injury Claims, State Bar of Wisconsin 16th Annual Advanced Worker's Compensation Symposium (March 11, 2011)
  • Authored Impact of the Economic Downturn on Worker's Compensation Claims, WHD Forethought (2011)
  • Moderator for a Panel Presentation on Worker's Compensation, Medical Systems' 11th Annual Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Conference (October 6, 2010)
  • Employee Medical Absences: Practical Solutions to Troublesome Situations, Annual Human Resources Law Conference (Milwaukee - November 12, 2009; Madison - April 27, 2010)
  • Problems of our Aging Workforce, Sheboygan Area Safety Council Seminar (February 24, 2010)
  • Best Practices in Making Employment Decisions When an Employee Has Filed a Worker's Compensation Claim, Annual Human Resources Law Conference (Milwaukee - November 5, 2008; Madison - April 28, 2009)
  • West Bend Mutual Agency Training Worker's Compensation Law Workshop - Hurt at Work? An Agent's Guide to Frequently Asked Worker's Compensation Questions, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (November 15, 2007)
  • 2007 Fall WMC Worker's Compensation Symposium, presentation (September 28, 2007)
  • Authored, WC Fraud, Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Company Newsletter (Summer 2007)
  • Practical Guide to Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Law, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. (June 6, 2007)
  • Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Practice, presentation, Madison PESI Seminar, May 11, 2007; presentation, Brookfield PESI seminar (May 18, 2007)
  • "The Price is Right." Playing it Safe. Smart Ways Employers Can Keep Worker's Compensation Costs Down, WHD HR Law seminar (April 17, 2007)
  • Co-author, Who's Liable for Temp Worker's Injury?, WHD WorkPlace Newsletter (Winter 2007)
  • West Bend Mutual Agency Training Worker's Compensation Law Workshop - What Agents Need to Know to Make the Best Deal for Their Employers, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (December 5, 2006)
  • A Legal View of Human Resources in the 21st Century, Inaugural Human Resources Law Seminar, Hyatt Milwaukee (October 27, 2006)
  • Practical Guide to Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, Greater Milwaukee Chapter of CPCU (November 17, 2005)
  • West Bend Mutual Agency Training Workshop - Practical Guide to Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (November 1, 2005)
  • Practical Guide to Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, Greater Milwaukee Chapter of CPCU (October 13, 2004)
  • Practical Guide to Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (October 6, 2004)
  • Reducing Costs by Prompt Reporting of Claims and Implementing an Early Return to Work Program, Wisconsin Manufacturer’s & Commerce Worker’s Compensation Symposium (June 18, 2004)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, RSKCo (March 18, 2004)
  • West Bend Mutual Agency Training Workshop – The Nuts and Bolts of Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (November 12, 2003)
  • What is New in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation 2002?, Marriott Midwest Region Claims (November 7, 2002)
  • Practical Guide to Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company (July 17, 2002)
  • Determining Worker’s Compensation Eligibility in Wisconsin, presented with Attorney Israel Ramon, Lorman Education Services Seminars (August 24, 2000, May 23, 2001, May 22, 2002, May 14, 2003)