Cheryl Rosen Weston, one of the founders of Pines Bach, died on March 23rd. Cheryl became a lawyer in 1971 and helped found the firm in 1979. She was one of the “new wave” of women who entered law school and the practice of law in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s who dramatically changed the composition of the profession. To pursue other interests, especially her desire to teach law, Cheryl stopped being a partner in 1991. At the time of her death, she was a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School, having taught a generation of law students there.
Cheryl’s legacy is present at Pines Bach: the majority of the partners at Pines Bach are women, and Cheryl’s commitment to social justice, which was a driving force in why she became a lawyer, is still an integral part of the firm’s culture.