Gretchen Harris Sperry Elected Secretary of the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers

November 23, 2022

The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that partner Gretchen Harris Sperry has been elected Secretary of the American Bar Association (ABA) Council of Appellate Lawyers for the 2022-2023 term.

The Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization. CAL's mission is to foster a dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges to improve appellate advocacy and strengthen ties among the numerous appellate bar associations. CAL is committed to the professional development of lawyers who practice appellate law, often sponsoring continuing legal education programs taught by appellate judges and practitioners.

Sperry is the Chair of Hinshaw's Appellate Practice Group and a Past President of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association. She also served on CAL's Board of Directors and as the Co-Chair of CAL's National State Chairs Committee. Sperry has represented clients in numerous state and federal courts of review, including the United States Supreme Court.

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