Brandon Wise works in the St. Louis, Missouri office of the firm. His practice is focused on all types of class and mass cases, with many arising from employees’ rights issues. These issues can include unpaid or underpaid minimum wage or overtime, age, sex, race, or other discrimination in the workplace, wrongful termination, and other employees’ rights statutes, such as the WARN Act. Prior to joining the firm, Brandon ran his own solo law practice focusing on the same types of cases.
Brandon prevailed on a motion to dismiss in a WARN Act case, where employees of a coal mine were not provided proper notice before being laid off, in Carver v. Foresight Energy LP, et al., and obtained the first reported court decision on the WARN Act’s “natural disaster” exemption. Shortly after prevailing on this motion, the case settled, and Judge Sue Myerscough found “Class Counsel is experienced in class litigation, including litigation of similar claims, and has fairly and adequately represented the interests of the Settlement Class.” No. 3:16-cv-3013, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174788, at *6 (C.D. Ill. Jan. 24, 2017)
Brandon is currently counsel in multiple class action lawsuits brought pursuant to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), which allege that private entities violated an Illinois law which protects Illinois citizens’ biometric and privacy rights.
Brandon attended St. Louis University School of Law, concentrated in Civil Litigation, won Best Appellant’s Brief in the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, and graduated with honors. Brandon resides in the metro-St. Louis area with his wife and two children.
Bar and Court Admissions:
Missouri – 2014
Illinois – 2015
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S District Court, Western District of Tennessee
T: (314) 833-4825
St. Louis, MO
Illinois State University, B.S. Biological Sciences, magna cum laude, graduated in 3 years
Saint Louis University School of Law, concentration in Civil Litigation, cum laude