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. He also reads often, and his favorite author is William Faulkner. Other favorite activities include attending concerts with his wife and chasing his two children.

Representative Experience

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

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

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2013–2018

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

Professional & Community Affiliations

State Bar of Wisconsin, 2010–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

Varsity High School Football Official


  • 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