Madison Labor & Employment Attorney
Emma Knatterud-Johnson is an associate attorney in Hawks Quindel’s Madison office. Dedicated to addressing systemic barriers to workers’ success, she examines her client’s problems through an intersectional lens.
Attorney Knatterud-Johnson counsels and represents clients at all stages of employment regarding a range of employment issues:
- discrimination based on race, gender, age, national origin, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity
- wrongful termination
- hostile work environments
- sexual harassment
- employment-related contracts
- non-compete agreements
- separation agreements
Attorney Knatterud-Johnson analyzes each client’s distinct situation, works with the client to identify their objectives and goals, and then implements creative solutions to obtain the best outcome.
During law school, Attorney Knatterud-Johnson worked in the Neighborhood Law Clinic, representing clients grappling with employment and rental housing disputes. She was also an executive board member of both the Wisconsin Law Review and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Law Students Association (APIDALSA), as well as a member of QLaw and the Women’s Law Student Association (WLSA). Attorney Knatterud-Johnson was a recipient of the Albers-Alexander LGBTQ Law Scholarship, which supports LGBTQ+ persons who show leadership and courage on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.
Emma joined Hawks Quindel as a law clerk in 2021, working part-time during her second and third years of law school. As a law clerk, she worked on a breadth of cases—employment discrimination, employee benefits, employment contracts, wage and hour issues, personal injury, and civil rights. Now, as a full-time attorney, Attorney Knatterud-Johnson brings her years of lived and practical experience, diligence, and compassion to her clients.