Sydney E. VanBerg, Associate


Sydney VanBerg focuses her practice on complex civil and litigation matters. She counsels clients in a wide variety of industries and areas: accounting, banking, agriculture and farming, construction, technology and software development, manufacturing, professional ethics and liability, transportation, and healthcare.

Sydney is a key participant in forming litigation strategies that lead her clients to success by managing pretrial motions, pretrial negotiation, and electronic discovery. Sydney also has experience mediating both commercial and civil cases and helps clients explore the benefits of pursuing settlements in those settings.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Successfully arguing and briefing motions to compel several lawsuits to arbitration based on arbitration clauses within user scroll-wrap agreements.
  • Assisting with a commercial foreclosure bench trial that resulted in a total victory.
  • Assisting in the successful defense of an AmLaw 100 law firm against a motion to disqualify it as counsel.
  • Counseling healthcare providers seeking harassment injunctions against former patients.
  • Successfully pursuing a quarter-million dollar claim to judgment.

As a law student, Sydney served as a judicial extern for Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson of the Western District of Wisconsin.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Best Performances in Civil Procedure I, Torts, and Pre-trial Advocacy
    • Pro Bono Society
  • University of Texas (B.A., 2011)
    • Major: Plan II Honors and English Honors
    • University of Texas Cross-Examination Debate Team

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin