John D. Uelmen is the General Counsel of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights.
Mr. Uelmen previously held the positions of Acting General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Supervising Attorney. In December 2015, the Board of Directors appointed him as the General Counsel. Along with a team of attorneys and inspectors who conduct comprehensive inspections of Capitol Hill buildings and grounds, Mr. Uelmen ensures legislative branch compliance with health and safety and public access laws incorporated in the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA). Mr. Uelmen is also responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the labor laws in the CAA.
Before joining the Office in April 2009, Mr. Uelmen prosecuted labor and employment cases before administrative tribunals, trial courts, and courts of appeal for more than twenty years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mr. Uelmen received his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School.