Helping You Thrive

Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC is a full-service law firm that provides the highest level of sophisticated legal counsel. Our firm is built on understanding the challenges you face and providing effective solutions for you.

How We Can Help You

We have the depth of knowledge and expertise to guide our business clients, help families with detailed estate planning, and provide support and experience for family law and criminal defense clients.

Business Guidance and Representation

A major facet of our practice is providing the highest quality counsel to our business clients. Our philosophy and goal is to provide our clients  …

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Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

The focus of our litigation practice is business litigation. We help our clients effectively prosecute and defend their disputes in state and federal courts, as …

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Our Construction group proudly represents some of the biggest names in construction in southern Wisconsin, and we have participated in bringing to life some of  …

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Criminal Defense

Being investigated for or accused of a crime can be an overwhelming experience. Our criminal defense practice group has handled thousands of criminal cases of  …

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Employment Law

One of the most rapidly evolving areas of the law involves human resources in the workplace. Employers are continually faced with new demands and challenges  …

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Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate

Our attorneys have long been known to provide exceptional counsel for our estate planning clients. We have handled virtually every aspect of estate planning, including  …

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Family Law

Our firm understands that family law matters are personal, and that helping a client through a divorce, placement dispute, pre-nuptial agreement, or paternity matter is  …

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Sarah Schmeiser is experienced in handling all types of issues that arise when a client is not a citizen of the United States. Whether dealing  … 

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Lender Representation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing secured and unsecured creditors and lenders in a variety of financial transactions from loan origination to workouts of …

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Real Estate

Our real estate attorneys sweat the small stuff. It is this attention to detail together with our extensive experience that allows us to ensure the …

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Whether you come to us for help with your business, family, or personal needs, we listen to you and provide sound, practical solutions that are personalized and effective. Since 1892, clients have known they can trust us because we are not selling them a one-size-fits-all product.  We are delivering results.

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Practice Areas

Our attorneys have a breadth of practical understanding to handle all facets of your legal needs.


Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC brings together some of the most accomplished and talented attorneys in Wisconsin. Our members are consistently recognized by their peers and business leaders as experts in their respective fields.

Updates and News

The latest developments and announcements about Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC.

The Government Says Your Severance Agreements May Be Illegal

Under Section 7 of the NLRA, “[e]mployees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all such activities[.]”