Rufino Gaytán is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in Milwaukee. Rufino counsels employers in every aspect of labor and employment law, with a focus on discrimination claims, wage and hour claims, unfair labor practice charges, union elections petitions, safety and health issues, and restrictive covenant enforcement. Rufino represents clients in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and other federal and state administrative agencies.
In 2016, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele appointed Rufino to the Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board, where he hears cases recommending discharge and certain suspensions of classified Milwaukee County employees. Along with his colleagues on the Board, Rufino ultimately determine whether the discipline recommended against the employee satisfies the requirements of the Wisconsin Constitution, the Wisconsin Statutes and the Milwaukee County Ordinances.
Before becoming an attorney, Rufino served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a member of B Company, 980th Engineer Combat Battalion in San Antonio, Texas. Rufino attained the rank of Sergeant and served in Iraq from March 2004 - March 2005. Rufino was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge for his service in Iraq.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2009
Texas - 2009
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Wisconsin
Casa Romero – Board Chair
Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin – Member of the Human Resources Committee
Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board – Vice President
Named to the 2015 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003, Government