Litigation attorneys, Sherry Coley and Elizabeth (Liz) Miles have accepted the State Bar of Wisconsin’s nomination to run for the State Bar Board of Governors for two-year terms. The Board of Governors is the State Bar’s policymaking body, and manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar. Sherry is running for Brown County (District 14) and Elizabeth is running for Milwaukee County (District 2).
Sherry practices in the areas of complex business litigation with an emphasis on financial services litigation and product liability. During her 15 years of practice, Sherry has earned significant trial experience in both state and federal courts and jury trial representing clients in appeals pending in the state appellate courts of Wisconsin and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In the area of product liability, she has represented manufacturers in actions involving personal injury, wrongful death and property damage. Additionally, she has represented financial institutions in state and federal court on a variety of commercial lending disputes, including defense of counterclaims raised in response to foreclosure or deficiency actions, and disputes arising from insolvent borrowers, including proceedings in bankruptcy court.
Liz has over 8 years of experience practicing environmental and construction litigation. Liz also is the municipal prosecutor for the Villages of Whitefish Bay and Bayside. Liz is the Treasurer of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, member of Centro Legal’s event committee, and served on the board of directors for the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center. Liz has been honored as an Up and Coming Lawyer and has been recognized for her federal pro bono service.
The State Bar elections will be held in April. For more information on this election and to view other nominees, please visit the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Website.