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Shannon D. McDonald

Employment and labor Attorney at Menomonee Falls, WI

4.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 20 years
    Wisconsin - WI 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2003
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Shannon

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Attorney Shannon D. McDonald is an experienced and trusted employment and business law advisor and litigator who represents businesses and invividuals throughout the State of Wisconsin and greater Chicago area. He approaches each client – whether business or individual – with a real passion for understanding the issues and struggles involved, identifying the client’s goals, and partnering with the client to create a cutomized strategey to accomplish their goals.

Shannon’s representation of businesses encompasses a vast range of areas including choice of entity and business formation; drafting articles of organization, operating agreements, key employee contracts, severance agreements, and restrictive covenants; and litigating claims in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies and arbitrations.

Shannon represents individuals in various empmloyment related issues including the negotiation and drafting of restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and severance agreements as well as prosecuting claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and a multitude of whisteblower violations.


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


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2002
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, B.S., 1998


McDonald & Kloth, LLC
N96W18221 County Line Rd.
Suite 200
Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051
McDonald & Kloth, LLC
1840 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
McDonald & Kloth, LLC
20 North Clark St.
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60602
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Posted by Deana | September 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent employment attorney
I've been having several issues at work. He writes the best demand letters. Very knowledgeable in his field and lays out options. Work environment slowly getting better because of him.
Posted by Rachel | May 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb lawyer
He went above and beyond to help me with my case in 2006. I had complex legal issues but his professionalism & diligence helped me with my discrimination & wrongful termination case.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2013
Great Employment Attorney
Attorney McDonald was extremely helpful with my case of employment discrimination. He is not only brilliant but personable and realistic. He is also very responsive and will really fight for you, which will make you sleep better at night when you go through a situation as stressful as mine. I completely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2008
very personable
When meeting Shannon right from the start I felt comfortable. He made me feel like we were old friends and very understanding to my situation. Shannon has stayed in close contact with me on my case letting me know what is going on and answering any questions I may have had. Sometimes its hard to understand all the big lawyer words, but Shannon always filled in the blanks. I am very satisfied with the treatment I have received and the drive for my case. I would recommend Shannon McDonald to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2008
Client Review
Shannon McDonald provided considerable help for my case. Shannon was referred to me after helping a business colleague obtain a substantial settlement. Shannon is very knowledgeable about the law and has a good sense how to apply it to settle a case. Shannon is very focused and dedicated ton helping his client. While there may be numerous attorney's to choose from, Shannon to me was far more interested in helping me, took considerable time to understand my case and was terriffic at keeping my case moving toward a settlement. Shannon is easy to talk with and makes you feel very comfortable when working with him. I would highly recomend Shannon (and already have) to anyone secking legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2008
Praise for a GREAT lawyer!! Shannon McDonald
Shannon was great about keeping me informed and doing everything he could for my case. He made me feel that my case and myself were important to him. He was very knowledgeable and made sure I understood everything that was going on with my case at all times. I would absolutely recommend Shannon for a lawyer to anyone I know and those I don't.
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Posted by Nay | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible representation.
Didn't do what I asked and let the defense bash me without rebuttal . $0 reward after $22k paid for his services. In addition he won't help with the appeal process. He's not worth his assistance.
Posted by Michael | September 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My case
I unfortunately have bad experience I call the office is only voicemail and never return calls keep calling and don’t return calls how could I discuss the case if he don’t return calls how do I know about the case did he buy his reviews .
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McDonald & Kloth, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Member-Owner
  • Carroll & McDonald LLC
  • 2007 - Present


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002


  • Lawyer Referral Information System
  • Committee Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008


  • Employee and Union Member Guide to Labor Law
  • The Duty to Bargain Collectively, Update to Chapter 3
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Shannon
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse, and highly recommend this lawyer. Attorney McDonald is an excellent attorney, who really knows his area of the law. He is easy to work with, is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients, and has a strong record of success. If I, personally, were to ever have an employment law issue, he will be my first and only call for representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am an attorney and used to work with Shannon McDonald, who works on employment law and employee rights matters. Shannon is very intelligent, organized, diligent and client-oriented in his legal practice. (He was also a pleasant and positive co-worker to work with). In my observation, Shannon's clients have been very pleased with the value, cost-efficiency, and results he has provided. I would highly recommend Shannon to employees or other individuals who are seeking legal services."
Discrimination Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a very helpful attorney who knows his stuff. He's assisted a number of my clients at a moments notice. Always thoughtful and willing to do his best for his clients. I enjoy working with Shannon. I'm confident that he will treat my clients well."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor

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Menomonee Falls Employment and labor Lawyer Shannon D. McDonald
Shannon D. McDonald
Employment and labor Attorney
Menomonee Falls, WI
Licensed for 20 years