Working With Employees, Entrepreneurs And Startups
Across Wisconsin And Nationwide

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Across Wisconsin And Nationwide

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Smith, Taviss

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Compensation (Wage & Hour)
  • Disability Accommodation
  • FMLA


Attorney Taviss Smith focuses on all employment law matters for employees, including employment discrimination; wage & hour and other compensation claims; FMLA, workers compensation, and disability accommodation / discrimination.  He also assists independent contractors with contracts and general business representation and litigation and he assists small business and start-ups.

Taviss grew up in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Finally landing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after being hired into AmeriCorps with City Year Milwaukee, he graduated from Marquette Law School.

Attorney Smith believes that clients benefit from representation that is fair, reasonable, and honest and he prides himself on making the law understandable to all those trying to make a living.


University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
Juris Doctor – 2016
Honors: Dean’s Academic Achievement Award (Dean’s list 4/6 semesters)
Honors: Pro Bono Society
Honors: Environmental Law Scholarship
Law Review: Wisconsin Law Review

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts – 2013
Major: History and Psychology

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Pro Bono Society
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin