Andy Phillips has dedicated his career to assisting governmental and quasi-governmental entities with their most challenging legal problems. Andy brings innovative solutions to the organizational, operational and personnel problems facing local governments and has been a leader in creating entities to serve areas such as Medicaid programming, public finance, human services and long term care.
Andy maintains a diverse practice focused on serving the unique needs of his clients. For his county clients, Andy is a resource for personnel, land use, construction, organizational, litigation and finance concerns. For his school district clients, Andy handles expulsion and student discipline, personnel, organizational, finance and construction matters. Andy is the current outside general counsel for the Wisconsin Counties Association and has represented the National Association of Counties, which puts him at the forefront of legal, legislative and regulatory issues confronting county and local government. Andy’s background in public policy and administration, coupled with his life-long interest in local government affairs, leads to efficient, practical and creative solutions for all of the unique legal challenges facing his clients.
In addition to his work with the public sector, Andy has considerable litigation, business and real estate experience with private sector clients. Andy has argued cases at all levels in the state court system and before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Andy is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Employment Law-Management (2022). He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Policy Forum and as Chair of their Government Finance Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for Angel on My Shoulder, Inc. He previously served as a commissioner for the Cedarburg Police & Fire Commission.