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Gary has over 30 years experience representing school districts in the areas of special education law, general school law, and labor and employment law. Gary regularly counsels clients on topics such as student discipline, public records/open meetings, special education due process, employee discipline and dismissal, sexual harassment, employment and severance agreements, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and prohibited practice complaints. Gary has successfully represented clients before various administrative agencies and courts of law. Gary has also written about and presented on various subjects related to special education and general school law. For the Fall 2011 semester, Gary is teaching a class entitled Legislative-Legal Aspects of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Education.
Q: What is your favorite movie and why?
A: My favorite movie is The Caine Mutiny. The soundtrack is great and it is a complex study of leadership and loyalty under pressure.
Q: If you could take a 6 month sabbatical, what would you do?
A: Our family would take an around-the-world trip—taking plenty of time to enjoy our wonderful planet.
Q: What is your favorite book and why?
A: I enjoyed Gore Vidal’s American History series. He has a great wit and an often alternative view of our politics. Perhaps Lincoln was my favorite of the group.
Q: What music or artist would we find in your CD player?
A: You would find primarily Broadway and movie soundtracks.
Q: Most prized possession?
A: We own a 1987 BMW red convertible that Laura and I bought in Munich over 20 years ago. It has very low miles and has been kept off the winter roads. There is nothing like driving a 5 speed in the open air.
Q: What is your greatest personal accomplishment?
A: This is an easy one. I love my wife and children and am happy and proud to be a part of our family. When not working, I am generally with them at home, school, church or just out and about.
Q: Favorite author and why?
A: I enjoy David Poyer’s books about the modern U.S. Navy. He is educational and realistic in painting dramatic plots involving politics, terrorism and human nature in a fairly structured environment.
Q: Person you admire the most and why?
A: I admire Pope John Paul II as a Church leader who lived a saintly life and was willing to risk his own life for the good of many.
Q: Favorite quote and why?
A: “Bidden or not, God is present”
Q: Favorite thing about living in Wisconsin?
A: I love the snowy weather!
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