​Steven Schinker

Phone: 715-573-2077
Mobile Phone: 715-573-2077
Office: CPS 310

Professional Title:
Associate Lecturer


  • ​LL.M. Environmental Law, Pace Univ. School of Law, White Plains, NY
  • Juris Doctor with Disti​nction, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
  • B.S. Criminal Just​ice with Honors, Mt. Senario College, Ladysmith, WI
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice with Honors, Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI


University Courses
  • Associate Lecturer​: Business Law and Ethics, Advanced Business Law, Principles of Management, UW-Stevens Point, 2010-Present
  • Adjunct Professor: Strategic Business Planning and Business Law, Undergrad & MBA, Concordia - Univ. of Wisconsin, 2008-2010
Professional Development Seminars
  • Negotiation Ethics - Wis. State Bar Real Estate and Business Law Institite
  • Corporate Family Conflict - Wis. State Bar Real Estate and Business Law Institute
  • Generating Revenue from Rooftops - Association of Corporate Counsel Real Estate & Environmental Law Section
  • Business Opportunities in Today's Environmental Climate - 18th Conf. Small City & Regional Community, UWSP
  • Ethics for In-House Counsel Conducting Investigations - WI State Bar
  • Ethical Considerations: Keeping Communications Confidential - VIP Global
  • Ethical Considerations for the Environmental Lawyer - WI State Bar 21st Annual Environmental Law Update
  • What Every Client Wants Their Attourney to Know About Environmental Law - WI State Bar Convention
  • Green Building: Industry Trends - WI State Bar CLE 18th Annual Environmental Law Update
  • Environmental Ethics Panel Discussion - WI State Bar CLE 17th Annual Environmental Law Update
  • Building for Success - WI State Bar CLE

Employment Summary:

  • Serve as personal and corporate attorney for family-owned consortium of businesses including:
    • Two manufacturing companies with a global reach (divisions include industry leaders in terrazzo tile manufacturing, precast terrazzo and concrete/metal site furnishings, rubber and plastic, industrial silo tanks, commercial waste haulers, and transport company);
    • Other entity industries include commercial development and leasing, hospitality, franchised restaurants and motels.
Prior Employment History
  • Litigation and trial lawyer since 1994:
    • ​Litigate and appear before federal or state court judges and juries as well as limited appellate court practice on various civil matters: professional negligence, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort, construction defect, insurance bad faith, environmental, consumer law, employment law and business law​.
  • 20 Years of Sustainable Farming
  • Business Owner


Licensed Attourney & Counselor at Law:
  • Wisconsin
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • United States District Courts - Wisconsin
  • United States District of Colorado


  • ​Board Member of CENTERGY - Central Wis. Economic Dev. Alliance
  • Vice President - Workforce Development for Centergy
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lee County (FL) Bar Association
  • Past Elected Board Member of WI State Bar - Environmental Law Section


  • The World's Foremost Authorities on Advising Your Company from a Legal Standpoint, (co-author) ExecuSense, 2012.
  • Mobile Source Emissions Trading, Shepard's Clean Air Act Reporter, 1992.


* All classes taught this semester are online. Office hours are by appointment only. Email is checked Monday – Thursday, 6-7 a.m.