Robert K. Sholl - Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Robert K. Sholl

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 414-298-8143

Robert K. Sholl is an experienced attorney in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Practices at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.  He is licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

Representing management exclusively, Mr. Sholl advises and defends employers in the full range of labor and employment law matters.  His employment practice encompasses employment discrimination, workplace harassment, noncompete agreement, whistleblower, wage/hour, and breach of employment contract lawsuits before federal and state agencies and courts.  He defends employers in unemployment and worker's compensation hearings and in employee safety disputes before OSHA.  His traditional labor practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, and labor arbitrations.

Mr. Sholl earned an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He ​earned an M.A. degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick Business School (Coventry, England), and his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Mr. Sholl is coauthor of two State Bar of Wisconsin treatises, Wisconsin Employment Law and Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin.  He also authored "Age Discrimination and the Modern Reduction in Force" (Marquette Law Review), and three articles in the Wisconsin Lawyer:  "Plant Closing Legislation," "Family & Medical Leave Acts:  Where Lie the "Greater Rights'?," and "Agreements to Arbitrate Statutory Employment Claims".

He is a Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, and a Member of the Trial Law Institute. 

Mr. Sholl is a Director of the Wisconsin Labor and Employment Relations Association and a former Director of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar. 



Dartmouth CollegeAB 1977University of ChicagoJ.D. 1981University of WarwickMA 1981
Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Client Comments

"Rob's greatest values to us are his expertise, knowledge of our company, and responsiveness. He is able to deal productively with difficult personalities and is able to offer solutions that give our managers choices. He is never arrogant or demeaning."

-Susan Haugen
Director of HR
Milliman, Inc

"Robert Sholl understands real world problems and balances legal requirements with the needs of running a business."

-Timothy Jarecki
Chief Human Resource Officer
Ellsworth Corporation

"Rob is very detail-oriented and professional in his demeanor. He has a very calming and patient approach to discussing issues. "

"Robert Sholl is always available, even on short notice. He is very knowledgeable, and he has a unique ability to understand the constraints in the business world and explain things in non-lawyer terms."

-Timothy Jarecki
Chief Human Resource Officer
Ellsworth Corporation

"Mr. Sholl has a very practical and pragmatic approach in assisting clients with legal matters. He has the ability to balance the legal and business concerns and help his clients to achieve resolutions to their legal issues that make sense in the business world."

"I have had the distinct pleasure of using Robert Sholl as a legal resource the past several years. I consider Rob to be an extremely capable advisor who consistently assists me in avoiding employment litigation. Rob is extremely responsive and his advice while addressing all the legal concerns is always practical in nature. I always feel confident that all aspects of an issue have been considered when I receive a response from Rob. I find him to be very easy to work with and each interaction with Rob is a learning experience."

-Mark Thate
Director of Human Resources
KishHealth System

"Rob Sholl has helped our company with a wide variety of employment and labor issues for many years. While Rob has superior technical knowledge of labor law, his greatest strength is in the tactical application of the law to develop a winning strategy for every case and situation. In addition, Rob's reputation as one of the best, if not the best, labor attorney in southeast Wisconsin gives us an advantage. Rob is well known and trusted in the legal community, and therefore his positions and opinions are highly respected. I take great comfort in knowing that our company is represented by such highly-respected counsel. Rob is also very personable and a pleasure to work with. "

-Rod Winter
President & CEO
Specialized Industries LP

Office Location

1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Milwaukee Metro Area
Robert K. Sholl has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment