Robert H. Zilske is the founding shareholder of Zilske Law Firm S.C. formed in 1995. He received both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as an administrative law judge for the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Division before entering private practice devoted primarily to worker’s compensation defense.
Mr. Zilske is a Fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, carries a Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America annually for twenty years, and has been listed in Super Lawyers in Wisconsin every year since its initial publication.
Mr. Zilske is a member of the Defense Research Institute, The State Bar of Wisconsin and its section on Labor and Employment Law, and the American Bar Association including its sections on Labor and Employment Law and Tort and Insurance Practice. He is past-president of the permanent Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Forum, a non-profit corporation providing educational programming to the workers compensation community in Wisconsin. Mr. Zilske is former Wisconsin state chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, a national organization dedicated to ethical claims and litigation management.
Mr. Zilske has taught worker’s compensation law through the Marquette University Law School Extension and is co-author of the worker’s compensation chapters in two respected State Bar of Wisconsin publications. He is a frequent presenter to professional groups locally on Workers Compensation matters and nationally on medical legal topics including presentations to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery at their annual meetings.