Amanda Follett is a dual threat.
Not only does her expertise extend to corporate, real estate and business law but also estate planning and business-succession planning.
The West Bend native’s clients — both businesses and individuals – have come to rely on her ability to help them plan for the unexpected, preserve wealth, minimize taxes and help secure effective business successions.
Her dedication to the field of law was apparent from the moment she entered law school at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey. She was a valedictorian in her graduating class and had the highest number of pro bono hours.
During law school, she served as an intern to several federal judges and a judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Camden (New Jersey) City Attorney’s Office. After graduating with honors, Follett started work at a Delaware corporate law firm. In 2016, she returned home to West Bend to join Schloemer Law Firm.
“In her short time in her career she has demonstrated leadership and determination in all aspects of her life, from her legal work to improving her community,” said her colleague, James Danaher, in his nomination letter.
She is on the boards of several nonprofit groups, including the West Bend Noon Rotary Club, Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy, Albrecht Free Clinic, and Kewaskum Remembers 9/11 Inc. Follett also works with local students as an attorney coach for a high school mock trial team that qualified for state-level competitions in 2017 and 2018.
“I enjoy helping clients navigate complex transaction to reach their goals, whether it be a transfer of their business to the next generation, building and expanding their business, or establishing an estate plan to provide for their family,” Follett said. “I am passionate about investing in the community, and being an attorney at Schloemer Law Firm has given me the skills and opportunity to step up and become a leader in the West Bend community.”