Shana R. Lewis


Labor & Employment | School & Higher Education

Shana has extensive experience in school, municipal, labor, and employment law.

Shana represents private and public sector employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including family and medical leave, harassment, employment contracts, and collective bargaining. Shana’s practice focuses on representing school districts throughout Wisconsin on issues ranging from labor and employment matters to pupil discipline, open meetings, public records, and other matters of import to Wisconsin schools. She also has significant experience conducting investigations for private and public sector entities concerning allegations of harassment, bullying, and discrimination involving staff and/or students.


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin


  • BV® Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment (2013-2021)
      • Best Lawyers’ 2021 Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" for Green Bay, WI
      • Best Lawyers’ 2018 Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" for Green Bay, WI
      • Best Lawyers’ 2016 Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" for Green Bay, WI
      • Best Lawyers’ 2016 Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" for Green Bay, WI
  • 2016 Women to Watch, Brava Magazine"Wisconsin Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine (2006 - 2013)40
  • 40 Under 40 Class - Greater Madison InBusiness Magazine (2005, 2012)
  • Top Lawyer, Madison Magazine (2009)
  • ATHENA Young Professional Award Nominee (2008)

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Association for Women
  • Member, Council of School Attorneys
  • Member, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Adjunct Faculty, Edgewood College
  • Adjunct Faculty, Evening and Executive MBA Program, University of Wisconsin School of Business

Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past President, Board of Directors, TEMPO Madison
  • Board Member, TEMPO Madison Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Players Theatre
  • Secretary, Greenridge Park Neighborhood Association