Eric E. Hobbs - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Eric E. Hobbs

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 414-347-5679

Eric Hobbs's practice focuses on labor and employment, with an emphasis on employment counseling and policy development, occupational safety and health, worker’s compensation, wage-hour matters, clergy abuse, and employment discrimination litigation. He also has experience in wage-hour, employment discrimination and multi-district class action cases. Mr. Hobbs represents employers of all sizes in a variety of industries from service to heavy manufacturing. He has litigated before state and federal agencies and courts throughout the United States and has experience in Canadian occupational safety and health laws issues. He has been recognized in the area of labor and employment law in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc., and he has repeatedly been named in the area of labor and employment relations as a “Wisconsin Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Law and Politics publication.  Mr. Hobbs also is author of the chapter on “Occupational Safety and Health” in the State Bar of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Employment Law treatise and is a co-author of the Bureau of National Affairs’ treatise on Occupational Safety and Health Law, 2d Ed., 2002.


Calvin CollegeBA 1982Cornell UniversityJ.D. 1985
Calvin CollegeMilwaukee County Commission for Persons with DisabilitiesThe Salvation Army - Wisconsin/Upper Michigan DivisionUniversity of Wisconsin -Whitewater - School of Occupational & Environmental Safety & HealthMilwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Client Comments

"Eric Hobbs brings a high level of professionalism and knowledge into the areas that we are being challenged with. He is responsive to his clients' needs and is always well reasoned when called upon for counsel."

-Robert Thomson
The Salvation Army

"He is excellent to work with. He listens intently to the situation and offers practical advice, which takes into account both the legal boundaries of the situation, and also our concerns and goals as an employer. He is a good teacher, offering references and ideas to be used in similar instances that may occur. He definitely has our best interests in mind in every situation that he encounters."

-Wendy Wohr
Pioneer Credit Union

Office Location

Pabst Boiler House, Suite 210
1243 North 10th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Milwaukee Metro Area
Eric E. Hobbs has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Other Information

Gender: Male