Sheryl Kuhary, Deputy City Attorney

Ms. Kuhary is responsible for:

  • Labor and employment related matters to include leave and disability laws, wage and hour laws, civil rights compliance, HIPAA matters, fair employment, collective bargaining and labor contract administration, including grievance negotiation and arbitration
  • Assisting and advises the Common Council and its committees in formulating policy with respect to labor and employment matters
  • Providing counsel to City Departments, Boards and Commissions, and provides representation before administrative agencies and courts on employment policies, practices and other employment related matters, including equal employment opportunity, worker's compensation and unemployment compensation
  • Performing legal research as necessary; provides representation in complex litigation matters
  • Preparing and administering department budget related to functional responsibilities
  • Assisting and advising the City Attorney in formulating policy with respect to legal services for labor and employment matters
  • Providing legal assistance to various City Officers and departments and advises them regarding relevant state and federal legislative activity; performs other legal functions as assigned
  • In the absence of the City Attorney, assigned the responsibility for administration of such office


Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctorate Degree, May 1986; University of Wisconsin - Madison, Bachelor of Science, May 1982, Major: Education

Licenses & Affiliations

Active Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, State Bar Member Number: 1012798; Labor Law Section; Government Lawyers Division