Sibley, Zach

Zachariah J. Sibley

Senior Associate
Audra Schrader


Attorney Zach Sibley is a senior associate at Axley and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Attorney Sibley practices in the areas of condemnation & eminent domain, municipal & school law, and appellate litigation. 

Attorney Sibley came to Axley after several years of public service. He spent his law school summers clerking for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota and the Wisconsin Solicitor General’s Office. Attorney Sibley went on to work as staff attorney to Dane County Circuit Court Judges Ellen Berz, Susan Crawford, Josann Reynolds, and Richard Niess. Following this trial court experience, Attorney Sibley moved to appellate work as law clerk to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Rebecca Frank Dallet and Jill J. Karofsky. Throughout his public-service roles, Attorney Sibley researched and drafted briefs, motions, memoranda, and judicial opinions on a broad range of both criminal and civil legal issues, from routine land use disputes to high-stakes constitutional dilemmas.  

A cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Attorney Sibley served as Executive Editor of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, in which he also published an article on the benefits of centralizing energy usage data. He further handled his first appeal as the lead student attorney in the University of Minnesota Law School’s Environmental & Energy Law Clinic. Before law school, Attorney Sibley attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he participated as a member of the three-event water ski team and men’s club volleyball team.  

Outside his law practice, Attorney Sibley still enjoys water skiing and volleyball (albeit in less serious forms) as well as fosters rescue dogs with his wife.  


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude
B.A., University of Wisconsin Madison

Involvement & Recognition


  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member, James E. Doyle Inn of Court