Danielle Carne

Adjunct Professor


Danielle Carne is a full-time dispute resolution professional with a practice based in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a licensed member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Danielle mediates and arbitrates matters related to labor and employment disputes (including charges of discrimination, claims brought under ERISA plans, individual employment contract matters, family and medical leave cases, wage and hour claims, and collective bargaining contract formation and interpretation disputes, among others), family law cases (both property division and child custody / placement issues), special education disputes (including those related to qualifying for special education services, the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans, and student placement issues, among others), and customer- and employment-based disputes in the securities industry. Danielle has worked with numerous industries in the private sector and at all levels of government.

Danielle is an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she teaches courses in mediation and arbitration and courses in labor and employment law. She also teaches alternative dispute resolution courses at the Cardinal Stritch University Institute for Conflict Studies, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Danielle is a member of the American Arbitration Association mediation, employment arbitration and labor arbitration panels; the Federal Mediation Conciliation Service roster of arbitrators; the National Mediation Board arbitration panel, the arbitration and mediation rosters maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation Service roster of mediators, and the Resolute Systems panel of employment mediators and arbitrators. She is also on numerous state and local mediation and arbitration panels.

Danielle received her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa, and she earned her law degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a former Chair of the Wisconsin State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. She is a Practice Leader in the area of labor arbitration for the Labor and Employment Relations Association. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Cardinal Stritch University Institute for Conflict Studies.

Danielle previously has practiced law with the firm of Hawks Quindel, SC, in Madison, Wisconsin; she was employed as an administrative law judge, arbitrator, and mediator with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission; and she served in appointments as the Chief Legal Counsel and, subsequently, as the Deputy Director of the Wisconsin Office of State Employment Relations.

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