Lara A. Sutherlin

Assistant Attorney General Consumer Protection Unit
Wisconsin Department of Justice

Lara A. Sutherlin is an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. She joined the Department in 2005 in the Civil Litigation Unit, later moving to the Consumer Protection Unit in 2006. Since that time, Lara has prosecuted numerous consumer protection cases in a variety of areas, including debt settlement, payday pending, predatory lending, telecommunications, deceptive drug marketing, as well as general deceptive trade practices in a range of businesses. Prior to joining the Department in 2005, Lara practiced in Boston, Massachusetts for the employment and labor law firm of Pyle, Rome, Lichten and Erhenburg, PC, and later for the class action law firm of Shapiro Haber and Urmy LLP, where she specialized in wage and hour class actions. Lara graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1999, and later clerked for the Honorable Michael Melloy, at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (Judge Melloy now serves as an appellate justice for the Eighth Circuit United States Court Appeals).