Wisconsin Appellate Law monitors appellate law developments of interest to the business community in Wisconsin. We track the Wisconsin appellate courts — Supreme Court and Court of Appeals — the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and, when relevant, the U.S. Supreme Court. We follow the courts’ calendars throughout their terms and report and comment on decisions, including how the decisions may affect Wisconsin businesses.

Our Editors

Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.
Tom Shriner, Jr., a partner and member of Foley’s Appellate Practice, has an extensive appellate practice in both state and federal courts. Tom has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system and has been named the Best Lawyers® 2011 Milwaukee Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year.

Tom was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1972 and is also admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts in Wisconsin and Colorado, and the U.S. Tax Court.  He is a past president of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.

Eric G. Pearson
Eric Pearson, a senior counsel and member of Foley’s Appellate Practice, represents clients in appellate litigation before state and federal courts. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and serves on the board of the Appellate Practice Section of the Wisconsin State Bar.

From 2007 to 2008, Eric served as a law clerk for Judge Diane S. Sykes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Eric was graduated from Marquette University with degrees in law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2007) and economics (Honors B.S., summa cum laude, 2005). He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Southern District of Illinois.