Sherry D. Coley

Partner
Sherry Coley, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo

Overview

Sherry’s first exposure to laws and government came from watching her grandfather serve as a state senator in Iowa. She witnessed him work tirelessly for his constituents. Today, she strives to serve her clients with the same dedication.

As a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group, Sherry focuses her practice primarily on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes, business torts, financial services litigation, real estate foreclosures and work-outs, and tax assessment appeals.

Sherry finds it fascinating that an idea can lead to new businesses and new products. She provides a legal perspective to help clients overcome these pressures that come with these business ventures. She litigates patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret cases in a wide variety of industries including consumer products, food products and software development.

Sherry also represents 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. In addition, she defends manufacturers in product liability actions involving personal injury, wrongful death and property damage.

Sherry is also fluent in French.

Membership & Involvement

  • Member: Defense Research Institute (DRI); American Bankruptcy Institute; NEW Manufacturing Alliance, 2012
  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Judicial Council, elected representative, 2016 – present; Board of Governors, 2016; Secretary, 2014 – 2016; Finance Committee Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2012-2013, 2019; Young Lawyers Division (YLD) liaison, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2015; Co-Chair, Board of Governors, State Bar of Wisconsin, Challenges Facing New Lawyers Committee
  • Secretary: Building for Kids Children’s Museum - Board of Directors, 2018
  • President: Phoenix Fund, 2003
  • Member: International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWRIC)

Honors

  • Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor Award, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce : 2019
  • Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyer list: Business Litigation: 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Women in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal: 2018
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: 2015
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation: 2016
  • Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Star list: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Selected to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers List: 2022

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Published Works

Education

Marquette University Law School, J.D.

Drake University, B.A., magna cum laude 

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Languages

  • French
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