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John T. Woodson


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John T. Woodson


John T. Woodson is an Associate in the Madison, Wisconsin, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He assists clients in the areas of general employment litigation as well as labor and preventative practices.

Mr. Woodson enjoys helping employers with a wide range of employment and labor law issues by providing them the highest level of individualized attention, responsiveness, and service possible. 

Mr. Woodson devotes a significant portion of his practice to litigation in both state and federal administrative agencies and courts.  He has used his broad litigation experience to achieve favorable results for employers relating to hiring and firing, sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, labor law, employee benefits, and non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants. 

Examples of Mr. Woodson’s litigation successes include federal court summary judgment victories over due process and equal protection claims arising under the U.S. Constitution, as well as claims arising under Title VII, the FLSA, and state law.  Mr. Woodson has also successfully upheld victories before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Woodson served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Patience D. Roggensack and Justice Daniel Kelley at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and as a temporary law clerk to Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

While attending Marquette University Law School, Mr. Woodson served as Managing Editor of the Marquette Law Review.  Mr. Woodson also was a research assistant to Dean Joseph D. Kearney, where he conducted research on the development and evolution of property rights along Chicago’s lakefront. Additionally, he served as a judicial intern to then-Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.