William McKinley

Leaders in Law endorses William McKinley as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Wisconsin, USA. If you wish to get in touch with William please use the contact information provided above.

William “Will” McKinley is a Shareholder practicing with Menn’s Business Practice Group, of which he is also the chairperson.  Though born and raised in the cornfields of Western Illinois, Will has been proud to call Northeast Wisconsin home for over a decade. Prior to joining the Firm, Will practiced commercial litigation with a well-respected law firm in Green Bay for several years.  As a graduate (with honors) of both Marquette University undergraduate and law school, while the rest of state bleeds red, Will bleeds blue and gold.  During his law school experience, Will served as a judicial intern to the Hon. William C. Griesbach, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Green Bay); clerked for law firms in Appleton and Green Bay; and served as a judicial intern with the Brown County Court Commissioner’s Office.

Will devotes a large portion of his legal practice towards serving his business and corporate clients, especially those in the medical and dental fields, dealing with contract, real estate, corporate, employment, and sale/acquisition issues.  Will also has significant commercial litigation experience, dealing with a wide variety of cases in small-claims, state circuit, and federal district court, along with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  Will has also appeared before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Will has routinely served as local counsel for large corporations dealing with litigation in courts throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Every Friday you can catch Will on the “Lawyer Up!” segment with “Matt, Earl, and the Morning News” on News Radio WTAQ  (97.5 FM / wtaq.com).  To listen to prior segments, click here, and be sure to follow him on Twitter.

In 2016, Will was recognized as a “Future 15” Young Professional by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019 in the fields of healthcare law and business litigation. In 2019, Will was also selected as a Wisconsin “Bet the Company Litigator” in business litigation, and is the only lawyer in Wisconsin to be recommended by Premier Health Care Lawyers.

Prior to practicing law, Will served a two-year stint as a corps member with Teach for America, serving as a high school special education teacher in Crownpoint, N.M.  Will, his wife, Gretchen, and their five young children currently reside in Appleton.

Areas of Practice

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Professional Association Memberships

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Secretary, Outagamie County Bar Association
Past Executive Board Member, Robert J. Parins Legal Society of Northeast Wisconsin
Board Member, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Past Vice Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin Committee on Professional Ethics
Member, American Health Law Association


Fox Cities Chamber ” Future 15″ Award Recipient (2016)
Super Lawyer – Rising Star (2017, 2018 & 2019)
Past Parish Council Member, St. Bernadette Parish of Appleton
Treasurer Trustee, St. Bernadette Parish of Appleton
Past Secretary-Trustee, St. Clare Parish of Wrightstown
Past President, Wrightstown Lions Club
General Counsel and Executive Board Member, Bay Lakes Council of Boy Scouts
Member, Bellin Health Board Committee on System Healthcare Performance
Past Board Member, Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners
Board Member, Bellin Psychiatric Center
Board Member, Bellin Health Partners
Past President, Wisconsin Media Check Foundation, Inc.
Board Member, Free Speech for Campus, Inc.
Member, Office of Lawyer Regulation District 10 Committee


J.D. – Marquette University Law School, cum laude
B.A. – Marquette University, cum laud

Firm Description:

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Scott C. Beightol

Mr. Beightol is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, whose practice includes representation of management in all aspects of employment and labor law, with special emphasis in counseling and defending employers in employment discrimination and other litigation before federal and state courts, the NLRB, and arbitrators. 

Mr. Beightol is an elected member of the firm’s Management Committee. In addition to being an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Beightol is also listed in the 2005/2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication widely regarded as the most well-respected referral source of attorneys in practice, and was named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the area of Employment Litigation in the November 2005 issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Mr. Beightol is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Financial Officer of the Employment Law Alliance.

Firm Background

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group is a national practice providing leading-edge advice and creative solutions to guide businesses as they make employment decisions, set policies and plan for the future. The attorneys in this group enjoy close partnerships with clients, focusing on litigation prevention and the achievement of strategic objectives. The attorneys are recognized by their clients and peers as among the best and most respected management-side labor, employment and employee benefits attorneys in the country. 

The attorneys in this group practice before the NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, OFCCP and other state and federal administrative agencies. The attorneys focus on all areas of labor, employment and employee benefits law from discrimination, occupational health and safety, and wage-hour issues to affirmative action and immigration law. Attorneys provide collective bargaining, grievance and interest arbitration services to those clients whose employees are unionized. The group also has an active practice helping non-union clients maintain their union-free status, as unions continue to become more sophisticated and aggressive in their organizing efforts.