Sherry D. Coley
Shareholder

Location: Green Bay
T: 920.431.2239
F: 920.431.2279
318 S. Washington Street, Suite 300
Green Bay, WI 54301
Assistant: Cheryl Schultz
T: 920.431.2247

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School
  • Bachelor's Degree, Drake University, magna cum laude, with honors

Professional Activities

  • Admitted, State of Georgia
  • Admitted, State of Wisconsin
  • Admitted, Seventh Circuit Court, Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (pro hac vice)
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Central District of California (pro hac vice)
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Member, Brown County Bar Association
  • Member, Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member, Eastern District Bar Association
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, Judicial Council, Wisconsin State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association (Product Liability Committee)
  • Member, Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association
  • Secretary, Wisconsin State Bar (2014 – 2016)
  • Chairperson, Wisconsin State Bar - Board of Governors (2013-2014)
  • YLD liaison, Wisconsin State Bar - Board of Governors, (2012 – 2013)
  • Co-Chair, Wisconsin State Bar - Board of Governors, Challenges Facing New Lawyers Task Force, (2011 – 2013)

Recognitions

  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2015)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009-2015)

Sherry D. Coley
Shareholder

Main Bio | Leadership

Biography

Sherry is a member of Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team practicing in the Green Bay office. Her practice primarily focuses 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 is also a member of the Intellectual Property Team representing clients in district courts across the country, as well as, in the Ninth and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. She has litigated patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret cases in a wide variety of industries including consumer products, food products and software development. Notable among this experience is a successful patent jury trial verdict with a finding of inducement and willful infringement by the principal defendant, and the defeat of a preliminary injunction motion filed by an on the shelf competitor.

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

Sherry has significant trial experience, including extensive jury trial experience, in both state and federal courts. She has represented clients in appeals pending in the state appellate courts of Wisconsin and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit.

Sherry is fluent in French.

Recognitions

  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2015)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009-2015)

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School
  • Bachelor's Degree, Drake University, magna cum laude, with honors

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