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Sheila Shadman Emerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Halloin Law Group, S.C.
839 North Jefferson Street, Suite 503
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-732-2424
Fax: 414-732-2422
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Insurance Coverage, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Sheila Shadman Emerson is an associate with the Halloin Law Group, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than eight years of legal experience, Ms. Shadman Emerson represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Construction litigation

· Business litigation

· Real estate litigation

· Insurance recovery

Licensed to practice in Illinois as well as Wisconsin, Ms. Shadman Emerson has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of her clients who are dealing with highly complex, pressing legal challenges. At all turns, she delivers the personalized attention her clients deserve while working aggressively to help them obtain the favorable results they expect for their legal matters as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Ms. Shadman Emerson has earned consistent recognition from her peers as being among the top trial attorneys in her region. She also received the Women in the Law award from the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2016. Moreover, Ms. Shadman Emerson has earned excellent client reviews on Avvo as well as many positive testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

A 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Spanish, Ms. Shadman Emerson obtained her Juris Doctor in 2011 from Marquette University Law School. Along with practicing before all Wisconsin and Illinois state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

While in law school, Ms. Shadman Emerson was heavily involved with the school's Moot Court program, placing second for Best Petitioner Brief in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Competition. She also served as a student coach and member of the General Board as well as a participant in the Street Law Program, where she taught and mentored high school students in substantive law.

Drawing upon her extensive legal knowledge, Ms. Emerson serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Marquette University Law School as well as director of the Street Law Program. She also maintains active involvement in her legal community as a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Real Estate: Business


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Sheila Shadman Emerson

First Admitted: 2011, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Women’s Lawyer Association
  • Volunteers as a Coach for Girls on the Run (Greater Milwaukee)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar’s Young Lawyer Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • State of Wisconsin, 2011
  • State of Illinois, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee (MBA)
  • Member, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Member, Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA)


  • Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2016 Women in the Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Don’t Get Sued! Practical Tips for Avoiding Real Estate Litigation, March 2014
  • Marquette University Law School Milwaukee Street Law Program Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2012 – present

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Spanish, 2008
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Office Location for Sheila Shadman Emerson

839 North Jefferson Street
Suite 503
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-732-2424

Fax: 414-732-2422

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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