Abby S. Tilkens

 Abby S. Tilkens Davis Kulthau Associate Labor Employment School and Higher Education
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Abby is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment team and the School and Higher Education practice group in Green Bay. Her practice primarily focuses on counseling education clients in school law and labor and employment issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Abby attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a student athlete on the Women’s Golf team before heading off to Valparaiso University School of Law on a full scholarship. While at Valparaiso, Abby was a member of the University School of Law Honors program, an associate editor of the Law Review and the chief justice of the Moot Court Society. Abby graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law magna cum laude.

Abby worked as a law clerk for the Department of Public Instruction, where she conducted extensive legal research on educational law issues and assisted the legal department in representing the state superintendent in cases regarding open enrollment, expulsion appeals, the school choice program, and the food and nutrition programs.

Abby also completed a federal externship with the Honorable Rodovich in the Northern District of Indiana and interned for the general counsel of Valparaiso University, Darron Farha.

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Abby S. Tilkens  is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for her contributions related to education regulation, with specific emphasis on her articles related to COVID-19 and its impact on school districts.  Ms. Tilkens draws attention to concerns school districts should have regarding Special Education in a remoting leanring enviroment, IEPs (Individualized Education Programs),and virtual learning, and the impact of federal legislation like the CARES Act and the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) has on school districts, their students and employees.


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