Garett joined the firm in 2012 and practices mostly in the area of workers‘ compensation and personal injury.

He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and traveling with his family. He also reads often, and his favorite author is William Faulkner.

Representative Experience

Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, WI, Attorney, 2012–Present

Aplin & Ringsmuth, LLC, Wausau, WI, Attorney, 2010–2012

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Worker’s Compensation Law – Claimants, 2023

Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2013–2023

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholastic Honor Roll, 2002–2003, 2004–2005

UW-Eau Claire Football Scholar Athlete, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

UW-Eau Claire Football Iron Blugold Recipient, 2004

Classes/Seminars Taught

Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
Seminar Presenter,
Summer 2023

University of Wisconsin Law School
Worker’s Compensation Seminar
Guest demonstrator, 2022

Wisconsin Council of Self-Insurers
Worker’s Compensation College
Guest demonstrator, 2022

La Crosse County Bar Seminars
Worker’s Compensation Update, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2024

Paralegal Association of Wisconsin Webinar Series
Worker’s Compensation Overview, 2020

Professional & Community Affiliations

State Bar of Wisconsin, 2010–Present

Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016-Present

La Crosse County Bar Association, 2012–Present

Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, 2010–Present

Marathon County Bar Association, 2010–2012

Pro Bono Activities

Coulee Children’s Center, Board Member, 2014-2022

Varsity WIAA Football Official, 2015-present
WIAA Division 1 State Football Championship Official, 2019


  • J.D. , University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, (2010)
  • B.S. English-Scientific and Technical Writing Major, Environmental Science Minor, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, (2006), Cum Laude


Wisconsin, 2010

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2010

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2015

Minnesota, 2016