Three Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Selected as Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation

MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that Kathy L. Nusslock, Chief Operating Officer and Firm President, and Litigation attorneys Sherry D. Coley and Nelson Phillips, III were selected as a Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. This honor recognizes outstanding career achievement, community involvement and efforts to advance the legal profession. Fellows membership is limited to 2.5% of the State Bar’s total members.

Kathy works in conjunction with the Board of Directors and is responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development. She has been proudly ranked among Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers® since 2005, honored among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, by Super Lawyers®, for five terms, and recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal among their 2013 Women in the Law.

Kathy earned her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude from Marquette University Law School and her Letters and Science Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

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. Since 2009, she has been selected as a “Wisconsin Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Magazine recognizing her success in serving clients.

Sherry earned her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School, and her Bachelor’s degree from Drake University, magna cum laude with honors.

Nelson has represented primarily commercial and health care clients in a variety of matters including contract disputes, white collar investigations, intellectual property claims and defense of skilled nursing care facilities. Nelson has recently settled matters for his clients involving allegations of a costly breach of contract and a state agency investigation of his clients’ company.

Attorney Phillips received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Davis & Kuelthau is proud to have 10 total members of the Fellows, including James E. Braza, Peter W. Bruce, Robert W. Burns, Thomas J. Drought, Mary S. Gerbig, William A. Jennaro, James R. Macy, William J. Mulligan, Thomas L. Schober and Steven R. Sorenson.

The Class of 2015 fellows were recognized during the Fellows Recognition Dinner on September 20, 2015 at the Nakoma Country Club in Madison, WI.

About the Wisconsin Law Foundation

The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation is an honorary program instituted in 1999. The program recognizes members of the profession who are known by their peers for high professional achievements and outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the administration of justice in Wisconsin. The inaugural class of Fellows in 2000 was made up of 83 members; membership today is greater than 250. The Board of Trustees elects a new class of Fellows each year, based on a list of nominees presented by the Nomination Committee and recommendations of members of the Fellows.

About Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.

Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to regional and out-of-state corporate, public, private and individual clients that range from small, midsized institutions to large municipalities and corporations. The firm’s nearly 70 attorneys, who practice from five offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties. For more information, please visit