Robert K. Sholl

Robert K. Sholl

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Recognized since 2006

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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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 Vice President of the Wisconsin Labor and Employment Relations Association and a former Director of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar.


  • 1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
    Milwaukee, WI 53202


  • University of Chicago , J.D., graduated 1981
  • Dartmouth College, AB, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin


  • Rotary Club of Milwaukee - Chair

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

101 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

19 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Management, Milwaukee (2021)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Milwaukee (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

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

Special Focus

  • Contract Disputes
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Defense
  • Discrimination
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • State and Federal
  • Wage-Hour Law

"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 (Ellsworth Corporation), Germantown, WI

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

- Timothy Jarecki (Ellsworth Corporation), Germantown, WI

"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 (Milliman, Inc), Seattle, WA

"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 (KishHealth System), DeKalb, IL

"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 (Specialized Industries LP), New Berlin, WI

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