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DeWitt Welcomes Two Attorneys to its Team

GREEN BAY | MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – Today DeWitt LLP law firm announced Labor & Employment Relations partner Bradden (Brad) Backer and Family Law associate Tara Flooding joined the firm. 

Backer, who practices from the firm’s Greater Milwaukee office, has more than 40 years of experience assisting employers in employment law compliance, reducing risks associated with foreseeable employment disputes, and defending them against employment claims.  He also advises professionals and executive-level employees in connection with employment agreements and separations.  He is an experienced mediator and has served as an investigator in employment complaints.  Backer earned a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and a B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Flooding, who practices from DeWitt’s Minneapolis office, represents clients in several types of family law matters including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance, and orders for protection.  Her previous experience working for the Presiding Judge of Hennepin County Family Court provided her with a valuable bench perspective she utilizes when advocating for her clients.  Before joining DeWitt, Flooding worked at a boutique family law firm where she successfully litigated a six-day contested custody and parenting time trial, and numerous other district court matters throughout the state.  She earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.S. from Grand Valley State University.  Flooding  is admitted to practice in Minnesota and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar and Hennepin County Bar associations. 

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DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the 10 largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Green Bay, Madison and Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.  The firm is known for its work in a variety of legal areas including background screening, business law, employee stock ownership plans, employee benefits, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, construction litigation, employment relations, environmental, estate planning, family business, family law, government relations, litigation, real estate, tax law, and more.  Additional information is available at

About the Author

Michelle joined DeWitt in January 2011 as the Director of Marketing. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the firm.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the legal marketing industry.  Michelle is a proud veteran of the United States Army Military Intelligence Corps where she served four years on active duty as an Arabic Linguist, with an emphasis in Egyptian dialect.

For more information about this article please contact Michelle Friedman, Marketing Director, by email or by phone at (262) 754-2877.

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