Elizabeth S. Stone


Elizabeth S. Stone


Elizabeth (Betsy) Stone works closely with clients confronting a diverse range of commercial and manufacturing disputes. Betsy has a proven track record of resolving complex legal disputes through negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, litigation. She has successfully represented clients outside the courtroom as well as in federal and state court and before state and federal regulatory enforcement agencies.

Betsy advises on a wide array of legal matters, including supply chain and distribution network management and environmental considerations. Betsy advises and represents a diverse range of clients, including large-scale construction and pharmaceutical manufacturers, industrial suppliers, and technology-driven companies. Her commitment to delivering exceptional legal services, combined with her in-depth industry knowledge, allows her to provide innovative solutions that address the unique challenges faced by manufacturers and commercial clients.

During law school, Betsy worked as a judicial intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and as an extern for Wisconsin’s former Solicitor General. Prior to law school, Betsy worked at a boutique litigation firm in Milwaukee.

Awards and Recognition

  • Legal All-Star Honoree-Rising Young Lawyer Award, Wisconsin Law Journal (2023)
  • Feminist Honoree, Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee (2022)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Roll (2021)


Betsy is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin Bar Associations, and the Milwaukee Bar Association. She is also a 2023 graduate of the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court.

Pro Bono

Betsy has donated hundreds of hours of pro bono service advocating for constitutional and civil rights of indigent community members from incarcerated persons to human trafficking victims and victims of gun violence.

Presentations and Publications


27 December 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Wisconsin PFAS Groundwater Standards Halted—for Now

The wait will continue for Wisconsin per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) enforcement standards for groundwater.
15 December 2023 Honors and Awards

Four Foley Attorneys Named Legal All-Stars by Wisconsin Law Journal

Foley & Lardner LLP partners Michael Hatch and Clyde Tinnen and associates Alexis Leineweber and Elizabeth Stone were recognized as 2023 Legal All-Stars by the Wisconsin Law Journal.
15 December 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Unable to Individually Trace PFAS to Manufacturers, Sixth Circuit Dismisses PFAS Class Action

On November 27, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a proposed class lacked standing to proceed with PFAS claims, denied of “one of the largest class actions in history,” and even worse, ordered dismissal of the case entirely.
27 November 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

How U.S. EPA’s New Environmental Justice Initiative Impacts Manufacturing Operations

The Environmental Justice Initiative seeks to ensure that all Americans—regardless of race, color, national origin, or income—receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement with respect to development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
16 October 2023 Dashboard Insights

The Importance of Risk Audits for PFAS in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry continues to grow a record of sustainability, improving fuel efficiency and proliferating electric vehicles, and adopting eco-friendly manufacturing processes.
16 October 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

How Companies Can Audit Insurance Policies to Determine PFAS Coverage

This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to PFAS liability as litigation and regulations are just starting to gain momentum. More is certainly to come.