Janisch, Emilia

Emilia R. Janisch

Sally Kramer


Attorney Emilia Janisch is an associate at Axley and member of the Litigation Practice Group. She practices in a wide range of litigation matters including general, commercial, employment, intellectual property, and personal injury along with municipal law and labor and employment law.

A cum laude graduate of Penn State Law, Attorney Janisch rejoins Axley after working as a Summer Associate in 2019. In addition, Ms. Janisch worked as a legal extern with MidPenn Legal Services in Central Pennsylvania and as an intern for Hon. Rosemarie Aquilina of the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County, Michigan. Her experience includes drafting motions, pleadings, and briefs in various proceedings including child custody, protective orders, property disputes, land use, and condemnation.

Prior to joining Axley, Attorney Janisch worked as a teaching assistant in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia where she taught an English legal writing course for Mongolian law students and practitioners. She also served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs. Attorney Janisch utilizes her writing experience to strongly and persuasively advocate on behalf of her clients.

When not in the office, Attorney Janisch enjoys coaching and playing softball, reading thriller novels, and watching football on the weekends with her fiancé and their dogs.

Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


J.D., cum laude, The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
B.A., Michigan State University

Involvement & Recognition


  • Dane County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Member
  • Legal Association of Women, Member
  • Madison Revolution Fastpitch Softball Club, Head Coach
  • Provides free legal advice to individuals with legal problems through the State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Hotline Program

Client Successes

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of county and deputy stemming from a decedent’s estate’s claim that the deputy utilized excessive force.