Sheila L. Romell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Wauwatosa, WI

Law Office of Sheila L. Romell SC
 | Tri City National Bank Building, 10859 West Bluemound Road, Suite 201
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: 414-476-6700
Fax: 414-476-1844
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Sheila L. Romell has devoted her career to the practice of family law. From her office in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, she provides representation to clients throughout the greater Milwaukee area in matters involving divorce, mediation, property division, child custody and support, maintenance (alimony) and paternity. In addition to litigation, Ms. Romell provides mediation services to parties who would like to try to resolve their disputes outside of a courtroom, and she has also served as guardian ad litem in divorce and paternity actions.

    As an undergraduate, Ms. Romell attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1985. She then pursued her legal education at Marquette University Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1988. While in law school, Ms. Romell served on the Marquette Law Review. After graduation, she worked with area law firms until founding the Law Office of Sheila L. Romell SC in 2002. She is admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts.

    Throughout her career, Ms. Romell has earned the high regard of her fellow attorneys for the ethical manner in which she handles her clients' sensitive family law issues.  This has resulted in her receipt of a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She has received other honors as well, including being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, a 10 rating on AVVO and appearing on M magazine's annual Leading Lawyers list in 2015-19. Ms. Romell has also been a member of the Family Law section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Leander J. Foley Matrimonial American Inn of Court.  She has been selected as a Superlawyer each year since 2006.

     *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Sheila Romell

    Admitted: 1988, Wisconsin

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    • Attorney Romell was selected by peer review as one of the leading lawyers in Milwaukee., Top Milwaukee Lawyers, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, 2018
    • Attorney Romell was selected as a 2020 Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell.  She was awarded 2020 Distinguished Peer Rating for High Performance Achievement., 2020 Top Rated Lawyer, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Attorney Romell was selected by peer review as one of the top family law attorneys in the Milwaukee area., Top Milwaukee Lawyers, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, 2019
    • Sheila Romell was selected as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers in Wisconsin., Top 100 Family Lawyer in Wisconsin, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2018
    • Attorney Romell was selected by peer review as one of the top attorneys in Milwaukee., Top Milwaukee Lawyers, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, 2017
    • Sheila Romell was selected to be included in the Best Lawyers 2018 Family Law, published by MKE Lifestyle Magazine. , Best Lawyers 2018 Family Law, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, 2018
    • Sheila Romell was selected to be recognized in the 24th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America. , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America 24th Edition, 2017
    • Peer-nominated lawyers are selected in various practices of law, including Family Law, Best Lawyers Business Edition 2016 Women in Law- Family Law selection, Best Lawyers Business Edition Spring 2016, 2016
    •  The Best Lawyers in America 2016
    •   Member, Marquette Law Review, Marquette University Law School
    • America's Most Honored Professionals 2016
    • M Magazine "Leading Lawyer 2016 and 2017"
    • Student Instructor, Lexis/Westlaw (legal research), Marquette University Law School
    • Peer rated for high professional achievement, Distinguished, Martinedale Hubbel, 2017
    • The Legal Network- "Top Wisconsin Lawyer-Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence 2016"
    • American Trial Lawyers Association- "Top 100 Trial Lawyers Wisconsin" 2009-14

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section
    •  Trust Account Working Group 2004-06
    • Master level member, Society of Family Lawyers
    • Master level member, Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Inns of Court
    • Trust Account Rules Working Group, 2004

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Family Law Workshop Speakers, 2005-06

    Representative Clients:

    • Sheila Romell represents men and women in family law proceedings.   She is also frequently appointed to serve as Guardian ad Litem for minor children in family law proceedings.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Bachelor of Science, 1985


    • “Sheila is really very good, great with her clients and very trustworthy with opposing counsel.”
    • “If there is one thing that Sheila does better than almost any other lawyer I know of is think in a creative manner which resolves issues in a manner which is advantageous to BOTH sides.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Sheila L. Romell

    Tri City National Bank Building
    10859 West Bluemound Road, Suite 201
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226

    Phone: 414-476-6700

    Fax: 414-476-1844

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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