Meet Sarah

Sarah Kissel joined Scholz Nonprofit Law in 2017, where she focuses on employment law. Prior to joining the firm, her legal experience included clerking for a circuit court judge in Dayton, Ohio, and serving as an employee liaison with Wisconsin Education Association Council. She received her B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1998.

At Scholz Nonprofit Law, Sarah considers it an honor to serve the clients’ various needs and to be part of their success. Understanding and operating within the many laws and regulations relevant to Wisconsin employers can be complex. She appreciates the opportunity to serve as a resource on employment matters and help our clients devote more time to their mission, worry less, and avoid the risk of penalties.

Sarah was raised in northeast Wisconsin, and has lived in Washington, DC, Ohio and Florida, but she likes Madison best, where she and her husband live with their three daughters. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, practicing yoga, cooking, reading, and time with friends and family.

Legal Experience includes:

  • Advising nonprofit organizations on employment matters including hiring, firing, employee classification, policies, joint employer matters and service contracts.
  • Contributing author to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s publication A Guide for Wisconsin Nonprofit Organizations, fourth edition © 2018.
  • Represented Wisconsin public school employees as individuals and local units.

Community Engagement includes:

  • Volunteer with Madison public schools
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader
  • Chair, Board of Christian Education, First Congregational UCC

Other Experience includes:

  • Experience working on two state-wide campaigns in Wisconsin.
  • Scientific journal editor for the American Diabetes Association.

Presentations include:

  • “Employee Handbooks–The ease of proactive policymaking,” presented at Madison Nonprofit Day 2018
  • “The Overtime Rule Regulations: How to Plan in Uncertain Times,” presented at The Center for Change 2017