Buck Sweeney is a partner at Wisconsin law firm Axley Brynelson, LLP, practicing in the areas of environmental and construction law, and is co-chair of Axley Brynelson’s Construction and Transportation Focus Group. Mr. Sweeney is former chair and current board member emeritus of the State Bar of Wisconsin Construction and Public Contract Law Section. Mr. Sweeney is experienced in handling matters dealing with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Superfund, air and water issues. His trial experience includes mediation, arbitration and administrative law hearings in environmental and construction law issues.
Mr. Sweeney assists in resolution of construction disputes. He has also testified as an expert witness on behalf of the Aggregate Industry on issues relating to mineral extraction locations. Construction contracting, insurance coverage issues, bid disputes, wetland, OSHA matters, land use matters, siting of gravel pits and other construction law issues make up the balance of his practice. Mr. Sweeney also assists in Wisconsin’s growing frac sand industry and has extensive experience against the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He is also General Counsel for the Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin and represents the aggregate industry in siting, local regulation issues and litigation.
Mr. Sweeney was formerly an engineer at Martin Marietta Aggregate Corporation and previously owned Edgerton Sand & Gravel, Edgerton Ready-Mix Concrete Company and Administrative Services (president of companies involved in sand and gravel mining, ready-mix concrete industry and operation of a landfill). He once served as director of real estate for ABC Supply, overseeing acquisition of properties throughout the United States, including Brownfield properties. He also represented Daniel Ruettiger regarding the movie “Rudy” and was acting in-house counsel for Lunar Corporation and Bone Care International, Inc.
Mr. Sweeney is an avid hunter and has numerous outside interests including Wetland Conservation Club, LLC, Thiebeau Hunt Club, Exclusive Hunt Club, Deer Creek Hunt Club, Best Days A Field Hunt Club, Ducks Unlimited, Lake Koshkonong Wetland Association and golf.
Admitted to practice law in the state courts of Wisconsin (1986) and Indiana (1986), the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and federal courts in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.