Collins & Henderson LLP

Attorney / Staff

Members of the Firm:

William T. Henderson

Admitted to bar, 1968, Wisconsin.  Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1965); University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1968). Law Clerk to Associate Justice John H. Dimond of Alaska Supreme Court, 1968-1969. Member, Beloit School Board, 1978-1984. Municipal Judge, City of Beloit, 1993—.

Member: Rock County,  American Bar Association and State Bar of Wisconsin.
Practice Areas: Municipal Law; Business Law; Real Estate; Trusts and Estates; Wills.


Melissa Brooke Joos

Admitted to bar, 2002, Wisconsin. Education: College of Wooster (B.A. 1989); University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A., 1993); William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 2001).

Member: Rock County Bar Association; State Bar of Wisconsin.
Practice Areas: Family Law; Civil Litigation; Business Law; Real Estate; Criminal Law.


Lisa M. Schultz

Admitted to bar, 1995, Illinois and 2006 Wisconsin. Education: University of Illinois (B.S. 1992); Northern Illinois University (J.D. 1995). 10 years as prosecuting attorney for Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. Rock County Guardian ad Litem, 2008-2014. License to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Member: Rock County Bar Association; State Bar of Wisconsin, Winnebago County Bar, and Illinois Bar Association.
Community Involvement:  Board Member Carrie Lynn Children’s Center (Child Advocacy Center); Board Member Winnebago County Children and Our Courts Foundation (Kid’s Place); Counsel/Board Member Beloit Meals on Wheels.
Practice Areas: Family Law; Divorce; Probate; Guardianship; Wills and Trusts; Real Estate Transactions; Small Claims, Criminal and Juvenile Defense.



April Carlson, Legal Assistant

Having graduated with honors in 2014, April has an Associate’s Degree in the Legal Administrative Professional program from Blackhawk Technical College. Before graduating she started working for a private law firm in Janesville, Wisconsin. Later she served as a Deputy Clerk for the Rock County Clerk of Courts office. She has experience in family, civil, small claims, estate, municipal, traffic, and personal injury law in addition to a strong background in written communication and technology.


Vicki Ball – Legal Assistant

Vicki is a 2012 graduate from the Legal Office Professionalism program at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI. In this program Vicki received an Associate Degree, graduating with honors. Along with her degree, Vicki has a 23 year office experience background, which includes family law, criminal law, guardian ad litem, municipality law, real estate, probate and estate issues, and most recently assisting the Judge of the City of Beloit. One of Vicki’s strongest attributes is her communication skills and service with the clients of Collins & Henderson, LLP and the general public.