Patricia Wise, J.D.
Associate Professor

Patricia Wise is a nationally known employment law practitioner. She has been interviewed by NPR, quoted in the Wall Street Journal and The Economist, and has contributed to publications from San Francisco to Atlanta. Wise has testified before a Congressional subcommittee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the California State Legislature.

 Wise was appointed by former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang to its Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment and is a past member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Labor Relations Special Expertise Panel, which she co-chaired in 2014-2015. She has trained thousands in civil rights and employment law, including state banking associations throughout the country, and has been a part-time professor for the University of Toledo College of Law for 20 years.

Wise is a member of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison faculty. She has published books on harassment and retaliation, most recently the third edition of her book, “Understanding and Preventing Workplace Retaliation,” published by the Thompson Publishing Group. Wise previously served as in-house counsel to a multi-billion-dollar bank holding company and was appointed as special counsel by the Ohio Attorney General from 2003-2007.

She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a labor and employment law specialist and represents diverse clients of all sizes and industries. In 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court appointed Wise as a member of the Board of Professional Conduct, where she served for nine years, including two as chair.

For over 10 years, she has held Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Wise is a College of Labor and Employment Lawyers member and a certified Title IX investigator. Wise is a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law.

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