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Zachary J. Flood


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Zack Flood is an attorney at Crivello, Nichols & Hall, S.C., where he advises clients on various employment-related legal issues and regularly defends governmental entities in civil rights litigation. 

Zack’s legal practice is primarily dedicated to counseling both public and private sector employers on a diverse range of issues involving employment discrimination, reasonable accommodations, wage and hour issues, workplace harassment prevention and investigations, employee leave administration and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance, workplace safety, employee onboarding, discipline, and termination, and employee handbook and policy development. In addition, Zack assists employers in drafting and enforcing employment contracts, including confidentiality, non-compete, and severance agreements.  As an experienced litigator, Zack frequently represents employers confronted with employee lawsuits in state, federal, and administrative forums.  He has also presented at numerous seminars and symposiums concerning developments in employment law, strategies for employers in a variety of workplace contexts, and other compliance-related issues.

In addition to his work in employment law, Zack also defends state, county, and local governmental entities and officials in state and federal legal actions involving alleged civil rights infringements and complex constitutional issues.  He has successfully defended numerous counties, municipalities, public officials, employers, businesses, and insurers in matters involving allegations of infringement of civil rights.

Zack graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School, where he served as an associate editor on the Marquette Law Review and as the Student Director of Marquette’s Labor and Employment Law Program.  Zack was also a three-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his strong academic performance.  Prior to returning to Crivello, Nichols & Hall, S.C., Zack practiced labor and employment law at a large Milwaukee-based law firm. 

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Law
Municipal Law and School Law

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit


Marquette University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016
Ripon College, B.A., 2013

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association

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