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Specializing in Corporate Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law.






We offer support for purchases or sale of stock or asset registrations, employee and human resources issues, and other contractual issues.



We work with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.


We have the experience to help you create documents that will protect you and your loved ones in the future.



We approach litigation needs with an understanding of the complex issues involved in litigation, and we assist our clients in determining the best strategies to achieve success during litigation.



We assist clients with negotiating real estate acquisitions and sales, including drafting and editing the documents necessary for a successful closing.



We understand the different modes of dispute resolution and will work with our clients to choose the right style, and to most effectively reach a solution. 



Malm & LaFave, s.c. is a boutique law firm with personal attorneys who take pride in providing an array of services to its clients. Our main areas of practice are elder and disability law, corporate law, and litigation. Our firm has assisted clients in metro Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin for over 35 years. We take a comprehensive approach to our clients’ issues, addressing both their legal needs and their overall goals.

We value the relationships that we build with our clients, and we have worked with many of the same clients since the firm initially opened. Malm & LaFave considers the needs of its clients to be a priority, and we will meet with you when it best fits your schedule. In a time when the costs of litigation and legal issues can escalate quickly, our goal is to provide high-quality representation while remaining aware of our clients’ needs and budgets. The personal attention that we provide to our clients is only available in a boutique firm setting. We will zealously advocate on your behalf and will work diligently to assist you with your needs.

Malm & LaFave, S.C. is named after its founding partners: Thomas LaFave and Timothy Malm. Mr. LaFave is still a practicing member of the firm. Mr. Malm practiced with the firm until he passed away in 2006. The firm continues to honor Mr. Malm in its service to its clients.

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Attorney Tom LaFave earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and continued his studies at Marquette University Law School, where he earned his J.D. in 1976. 

Attorney LaFave was a co-founder of the Malm & LaFave S.C. law firm in 1980 along with his long-time partner, Attorney Tim Malm.  Following Attorney Malm’s passing in 2006, Attorney LaFave has been proud to carry on Tim’s name as well as his commitment to excellent service for the firm’s clients.

Attorney LaFave’s work is primarily in the area of elder law, litigation and corporate law with a focus on helping each client and family identify and resolve their own unique legal challenges.

Attorney LaFave is a long-standing member of the Wisconsin State Bar, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

Attorney LaFave comes from a long line of attorneys.  His grandfather was a judge, and both his parents were attorneys.  In addition, his daughter is an attorney in the Milwaukee area.  He and his wife live on a farm in Washington County.  




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Attorney Stephanie Shelton earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin – Madison, in 2013. Attorney Shelton immediately continued her education at Marquette University Law School, where she he earned her J.D. in 2016.

At Marquette, Attorney Shelton participated in the Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review as a student editor. She also spent time volunteering with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, and at the Milwaukee Justice Center where she assisted unrepresented parties with completing vital court documents for filings.

During her time at Marquette, Attorney Shelton focused the majority of her studies on the areas of elder and health law. Her academic mentor, the late Professor Allison Barnes, was a huge influence on Attorney Shelton’s career trajectory, making it very clear that how we provide for our elders in their later years is how best to measure the success of a society. In the fall of 2015, Attorney Shelton earned a prestigious CALI Award for earning the top grade in her Disability Law course, which focused on the federal regulations and their implementation surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Attorney Shelton is an avid reader. In her free time, she enjoys fictional novels for escapism, as well as the latest memoirs on the New York Times best sellers lists. She has a beautiful but temperamental bichon that she spoils silly. She lives in Milwaukee.




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Attorney Rowan Easter earned his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2017. Attorney Easter continued his education at Marquette University Law School where he graduated in 2020.


At Marquette University Law School, Attorney Easter was very active academically: he was an editor of the Intellectual Property Law Review; a Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic volunteer; and a Domestic Violence Project volunteer. Attorney Easter was also very active socially: he was the treasurer of the Sports Law Society; a mentor in the Marquette Law School mentorship program; and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and the Entertainment Law Society.


While at Marquette University Law School, Attorney Easter gained valuable experience professionally. Attorney Easter was a Judicial Intern with the Honorable Timothy Witkowiak where he researched and drafted memos; and observed hearings, motions and trials. Further, Attorney Easter was a Research Assistant with Professor Andrea Schneider; he researched, drafted, and edited for Professor Schneider’s published text Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers.


In his free time, Attorney Easter enjoys being with his friends, watching movies, and relaxing with his cat Mr. Business. Attorney Easter lives in downtown Milwaukee.

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7177 N. Port Washington Rd

Suite 210

Glendale, WI 53217

Tel:  (414) 228-5250

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