Elizabeth S. Stone



Elizabeth “Betsy” Stone is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Betsy has broad experience working with corporate clients to confront and resolve issues arising in commercial and financial disputes. Betsy also advises and represents clients on product distribution, dealership and environmental law. Betsy has represented clients in environmental disputes against state and federal agencies.


Betsy earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. She achieved several awards during this time, including receiving the highest grade in nine courses. She was also on the Dean’s List for six semesters.

During law school, Betsy was a summer associate at Foley and Sidley Austin LLP. She also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, as an extern for Wisconsin’s former Solicitor General, Misha Tseytlin and as a research assistant. Before law school, Betsy worked at a boutique litigation firm in Milwaukee.

She graduated, magna cum laude, from Marquette University (B.A.), where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “7-Eleven’s Recent Federal Court Victory Illustrates Best Practices When Terminating Franchisees,” Foley Insights - Legal News: Distribution & Franchise (February 19, 2021)
  • Author, “Botched Termination Leads to Preliminary Injunction, Trapping Manufacturer With Distributor,” Foley Insights (October 28, 2020)
  • Co-author, “Federal Court Denies Class Certification of 7-Eleven Franchisees in Misclassification Suit,” Foley Insights - Legal News: Distribution & Franchise (September 16, 2020)
  • Co-author, “5 Family Office Pitfalls That May Void Securities Exemptions,” Law360 (August 14, 2020)
  • Co-author, “U.S. Supreme Court Decision Creates Uncertainty, Liability Risk for Releases of Pollutants to Groundwater,” Manufacturing Industry Advisor (April 30, 2020)
  • Author, “Waste Class Actions: The Line Between Disappointment and Actionable Injury,” American Bar Association (Aug. 8, 2017)


Betsy is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin.