Packard, Tamara B.

122 West Washington AvenueSuite 900Madison, WI 53703- 2718

Updated: 12/23/2016


Tamara B. Packard has been practicing law for more than 20 years, primarily in civil litigation and appeals, emphasizing employee rights and civil rights law. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Tamara was named the Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year,” for Madison for “Appellate Practice,” Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Madison for “Employment Law-Individuals,” and a 2017 Leader in the Law by the...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Civil Rights
  • Labor


  • 75%

Representative Clients

  • Licensed Professionals
  • University and Other Public Sector Employees
  • Hourly Workers


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1994
  • Michigan, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court, 2008 - 2013 (Executive Committee, James E. Doyle Chapter)
  • American Inns of Court (Master, James E. Doyle Chapter)
  • Legal Association for Women
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Appellate Section
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association


  • Law and Politics "Rising Star", 2006 - 2007
  • Wisconsin Law Journal "Outstanding Woman in the Law", 2010
  • Law and Politics "Super Lawyer", 2010 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America 2011-2017 (Appellate Practice, Employment Law-Individuals, Litigation-Labor & Employment categories)
  • Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Madison, Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in American 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Madison, Employment Law - Individuals
  • Wisconsin Law Journal “Leader in the Law” 2017

Classes and Seminars

  • Prep. a Case for Civil Trial, Lawyering Skills, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008 - Present
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fair Wisconsin
  • AIDS Network
  • ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1994
    Honors: National Assn. of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman Law Graduate
    Law Journal: Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 1993 - 1994
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1990
    Major: English


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in a New Health Care System, Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol., 10, 1994

Office Information


122 West Washington AvenueSuite 900Madison, WI 53703- 2718


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