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Sheila L. Romell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brookfield, WI

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Law Office of Sheila L. Romell, S.C.

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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sheila

Learn Sheila’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    34%
    Divorce, legal separation, child custody, child placement, child support, maintenance, alimony, property division, asset division, contempt, enforcement of court orders, trial- serving clients in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Walworth, Racine, Kenosha and Jefferson counties.

  2. Child custody
    33%

  3. Mediation
    33%

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I have been a family law attorney for more than 35 years.  I represent both men and women in divorce and family law cases, including property division, child custody and physical placement, child support, maintenance and paternity.  I have also served as a Guardian ad Litem in divorce and paternity matters where I was appointed by the judge to represent the best interests of minor children whose parents are litigating custody and placement. I also provide mediation and arbitration services for parties who are interested in resolving their family law disputes without costly litigation. 

I have been selected as a Super Lawyer in Wisconsin each year since 2006. Super Lawyers is a service that rates lawyers each year based on independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.   I have also been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, an M Magazine Milwaukee Leading Lawyer in 2015-20, a Top Lawyer in Wisconsin 2016, 2016 Best Lawyers in America-Family Law, Elite Lawyers 2020 and America's Most Honored Professionals honoree 2016. 

 

 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

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Location

Law Office of Sheila L Romell Sc
Tri City National Bank Bldg
17100 W Bluemound Rd # 201
Brookfield, WI, 53005

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Patrick | December 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have done this alone!
After all of the divorce dust has settled, I can't imagine having gone through this process without Sheila Romell. She provided me with excellent guidance and representation, and was always there to be my voice of reason amidst all of the emotions that often times occur during the divorce process. I am 100% certain that I faired better in this process having hired Sheila to represent me! The property division laws in Wisconsin can be unfair compared to some "at fault" states, in my opinion, and I truly believe Sheila protected me and my assets from an unfair or disproportionate division. Some attorneys will stir the pot, or willingly fight over things, it seems. Not Sheila! On countless occasions, she reminded me that the "things" I wanted weren't always worth the cost of going after them, which I appreciated. Her goal always seemed to be the protection of my best interests, vs unnecessarily bantering with the opposing counsel in order to drive up a bill. That isn't to say that Sheila isn't a well respected attorney, or a fighter, if need be! She seemed to be very well known, and carried herself incredibly well. Going into my "surprise" divorce, I was wondering how I could afford the legal fees, and whether I would come out in one piece. After the dust has settled, I now know that I couldn't afford NOT to hire Sheila, and am incredibly happy that I did! I have nothing but good things to say about my representation by Sheila Romell. You hire an attorney for protection, amongst other things. I felt like a lamb going against a wolf in my divorce. Sheila was my protective lion, though, and I will recommend her at every opportunity! A truly wonderful attorney!!! Thank you so much, Sheila!
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Posted by Alan | March 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Super Sheila
I cannot praise Sheila enough! Her experience, expertise, and passion are palpable in every interaction. She was such a wonderful guide, counsel, and confidante throughout our entire case. She was great about explaining the process and managing expectations. She was also very conscientious about communication. She would promptly respond to our many questions and requests for explanations. Her impassioned, personal interest in representing us, combined with her unfailing professionalism, inspired our absolute confidence. This conference proved to be entirely justified. We are eternally grateful to Sheila for her advocacy on behalf of our family. No one could have done it better.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2022
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SHEILA ROMELL
Attorney Romell was very personable, knowledgeable, compassionate, a good communicator and easy to work with. She made my divorce process more tolerable and kept me informed throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sheila Romell
Sheila was an excellent attorney to have by my side regarding my child relocating. From the first time I met with her she was very respectful, understanding and willing to help. The skills she has amazed me. Sheila was well prepared in the court room with organized paperwork and thoroughly explained everything to me step by step beforehand. She was outstandingly punctual. Her communications skills were superior between emailing and phone calls assuring that I stayed aware of everything going on. She makes sure her clients are prioritized no matter what, which I was very gracious for. Also, not to mention she is very well respected. Thank you for everything Sheila you and your amazing staff have been a pleasure to work with. Will rehire if needed.
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Posted by John | November 21, 2019
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Sheila Romell
Sheila is an excellent attorney. She kept me informed every step of the way and worked hard to see that I received everything I wanted in my divorce.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Empathetic, Thorough and Easy to Talk to......and just does an all around fantastic job
Sheila took the time to fully understand and listen to my case. She was thorough in her explanations, and was always respectful of my emotions. Her demeanor in our meetings was always encouraging, and helped me to get through a very tough time.
Posted by Karen | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Sheila did a phenomenal job representing me. I felt confident & cared for throughout the court process. I highly recommend her & would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Tim | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce, separation, Child custody, Family Attorney
Sheila is the best in the business and I couldn't have had a better attorney representing me during my struggle to gain equal time and rights with my little girl! She is extremely driven to achieve goals set forth and is one of the most ethical attorney's out there!
Posted by Alex | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I can not say enough great things about Sheila. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. She helped me tremendously with my situation and did so in a timely manner with prompt communication. She has also helped other people whom I know and they have all been over the top satisfied. I would HIGHLY recommend Sheila to anyone who needs legal help.
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Posted by Mary | January 13, 2017
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Knowledgeable and helpful
Sheila has represented me since 2009. I had many questions and fears. She walked me through my divorce process from start to finish not only as a client but as a friend. Even to this day if I need her she is still just as helpful and caring.
Posted by Laurie | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Divorce and Family Attorney!
Sheila was recommended to me as a top Attorney when I needed one for my divorce. This was a very scary time for me and I had never hired an Attorney for any needs in the past. I called Sheila for an initial consultation and I knew from that conversation on that I had met the best Attorney possible. Sheila is not only what you would expect in a professional but her level of knowledge, support offered, effectiveness in and outside of the courtroom and care taking of her clients makes it completely understandable as to why she is deemed a "Super Lawyer". Sheila appropriately fights for her clients and really understands their needs long before a case goes to trial. Those who she opposes know that immediately and have to prepare well in order to stand and support the other side. In regards to family law, Sheila is my go to Attorney for all questions. If I need to hire her again in the future I would be extremely blessed to have her representation and care.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
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Sheila's Review
This was quite possibly the toughest time I've gone through & Sheila was there for me all the way, clearly letting me know my next step. She took the pressure off during such a difficult time. I'm certain I could not have found better representation or a better a outcome thanks to her help.
Posted by Diane | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sheila is amazing!
Sheila is fair, smart, and really knows her stuff. She helped me through a painful divorce by looking out for my best interests when I couldn't. Her office is in a convenient location with plenty of free parking. I have recommended her many times. One never wants to have to hire a divorce lawyer, but if you must, Sheila is the one!
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Posted by Pat | December 19, 2016
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Outstanding!
I was so fortunate I found Sheila on Avvo! I went in for a consultation and knew right away I wanted to hire her to represent me. She handled everything professionally and efficiently. Even though it was a difficult case with my ex-wife, Sheila was well prepared and did an incredible job in court. She kept me informed of the process and told me all I needed to do. I highly recommend Attorney Sheila Romell.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2016
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Great Attorney
I had no idea what to expect out of the legal process regarding custody and placement. Sheila explained everything in detail and always took all my calls/questions quickly. Her assistants were always very professional and courteous. She is very meticulous in her work and always kept me up to date on what was going on. I had heard horror stories on attorneys wasting your time to get more money, but she was opposite. Detailed, thorough and to the point. She has a wonderful reputation and there is a reason for that. The only thing I would have changed was my constant calling her to verify this or that was done. She assured me multiple times of the steps/process. I would not hesitate to call her for anything in the future regarding this. She also sends copies of any correspondence so you have documentation. I have referred her to multiple people and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Patrick | June 11, 2016
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An excellent lawyer!
A few years back I was caught in a horrible divorce. I hired Attorney Rommel and was very happy with the results. Attorney Rommel was compassionate, professional and fair. I would not hesitate to hire her again for my legal needs. I would recommend her to family and friends that are looking for a family law attorney. Thank you Attorney Rommel for all of your hard work and dedication on my case.
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Posted by Lisa | August 21, 2015
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Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
I hired Sheila 10 years ago on a referral from a coworker. Best phone call I could have made! At a time when I felt the most exposed and vulnerable with my children, Sheila was a there to stand between me and the greatest threat I have faced in my lifetime. It's been a long tiring road and Sheila has never let me down. I have the utmost respect for her expertise and talents. She is tough as nails -FEARLESS - and an expert at negotiating with unreasonable individuals. She has so much experience and insight, she has the respect of her colleagues and judges, she is m-e-t-i-c-u-l-o-u-s-l-y organized, she gives solid advice, she's fair and painfully honest. I trust her judgement. I'm so glad I called her. She's made this horrible experience as tolerable as possible - it's gut wrenching any way you look at it, but knowing that she's there for me and my children makes it much less frightening. I feel safe having her on my team. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Tara | August 19, 2015
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Outstanding Divorce Attorney
I was referred to Sheila by a friend knowing that my divorce was not going to be easy. Sheila has helped me in every way possible to focus and stay to the point. She went beyond the call of duty to explain the process. Her expertise and impact in court made a huge difference. Her success helped me get my life back. I definitely recommended her to many of my friends in need. Many thanks, Sheila!
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Posted by Tony | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
I can't say enough good things about Sheila, not only as a person but especially as an attorney! As long as you are straight forward and honest with her she will get you the best results of ANY attorney in Milwaukee and Waukesha County... I have had her represent me several times as my "ex" likes to take me back to court and Sheila is undefeated!! She carries the respect of her peers, Court Commissioners and the Judges.
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Posted by CT | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, thorough, confident, and highly recommended
Attorney Romell has represented me since 2005 for a divorce with minor children, continual unpaid medical expenses and variables, family court appearances, and for any advice I've needed over the past decade. She is straight to the point, and willing to strategize with you. Her long standing career in Family Law has proven to me numerous times that I can fully trust her to represent my case. She has 2 assistants who are always available during regular business hours. They are organized, willing to help field my calls and questions, and very pleasant on the phone. Attorney Romell and I were always prepared for court appearances or phone negotiations. Truthfully, she is busy but very thorough. I have never been let down by her representation, and I highly recommend her.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Law Office of Sheila L. Romell, S.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Wesolowski, Reidenbach and Romell, S.C.
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Raasch, Fleming and Reidenbach, S.C.
  • 1988 - 1993

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • 1988

Associations

  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Family Law Sectio
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Master level
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Society of Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • MKE Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • MKE Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 1%
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • M Magazine
  • 2016
  • Superlawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Top Wisconsin Lawyer
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Wisconsin
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Wisconsin
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Wisconsin
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Wisconsin
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pretrial Discovery & Exhibits, Local Rule Abuses and Discovery with Pro Se Litigants
  • Pretrial Discovery
  • 2009
  • GAL Training
  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • 2008
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Ethics in Family Law-Guardian ad Litem Perspecitve
  • 2007
  • 26th Annual Family Law Workshop
  • Family Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (13)
Endorse Sheila
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sheila excels in the area of family law. I have worked with Sheila since she received her law degree. She is tough in the courtroom yet compassionate with her clients. Her experience in family law allows her to get the most advantageous results for her clients"
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Sheila on family law matters and found her always work for t her clients best interests. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Romell is a highly competent family law attorney. Attorney Romell is thoroughly knowledgeable relative to all issues one may face while working through a family law related matter. I have referred cases to Attorney Romell when I was unable to handle a particular matter because I have complete confidence in Attorney Romell's ability to strongly advocate her client's perspective and I know she will be thoroughly prepared. I strongly endorse Attorney Romell."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheila Romell is a highly respected, experienced family lawyer with an excellent reputation in this community. I have recommended her regularly. I endorse this lawyer."
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Brookfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Sheila L. Romell
Sheila L. Romell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brookfield, WI
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available