Sheila is an associate attorney at Halloin Law Group, S.C., licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Her practice focuses on business, construction, and real estate litigation, and insurance recovery.

While attending Marquette University Law School, Sheila actively engaged in a wide range of activities that allowed her to develop her litigation and leadership skills. She participated in the Moot Court program not only as a competitor (she and her team won second place for Best Petitioner’s Brief in the Evan A. Evan’s Constitutional Law Competition), but also as a student coach and General Board member. She also participated in the Street Law Program, in which she taught high school students substantive law and led her class to victory at a citywide mock trial competition in Milwaukee. She also served as a legal intern for the West Allis, Wisconsin City Attorney’s Office.

Sheila is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Marquette University Law School, where she serves as a Director of the Street Law Program.

Sheila Shadman Emerson has been selected by Super Lawyers to the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Wisconsin Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, honors attorneys who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Every year, attorneys are selected through a multiphase process based on nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars designation from Super Lawyers represents only 2.5% of all licensed attorneys in the state of Wisconsin.

In her free time, Sheila enjoys traveling, running, playing tennis, volunteering as a Girls on the Run coach, and spending time with her family.

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Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2011

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Spanish, 2008

Don’t Get Sued! Practical Tips for Avoiding Real Estate Litigation (March 2014)

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2012

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2011

State of Illinois, 2011

State of Wisconsin, 2011

2016 Reconized by Wisconsin Law Journal, "Women in the Law"

2019 Wisconsin Rising Star from Super Lawyers

2020 Wisconsin Rising Star from Super Lawyers   

2021 Wisconsin Rising Star from Super Lawyers 

2022 Wisconsin Rising Star from Super Lawyers 

2023 Wisconsin Rising Star from Super Lawyers 

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Marquette University Law School Milwaukee Street Law Program Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2012 – present.

Sheila is a member of the Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee (MBA), Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Sheila is a member of the MBA’s Community Counsel.

Sheila is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Milwaukee Bar’s Young Lawyer Association.

Sheila is a member of the Women’s Lawyer Association.

Sheila is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.

Sheila also volunteers as a coach for Girls on the Run (Greater Milwaukee).