Sheri represents individuals who have suffered from personal injury or death through the negligence of others.
She also advises businesses and individuals on various matters including commercial contracts and leases, commercial disputes, business torts, and labor and employment issues.
Sheri has extensive litigation experience, as well as experience advising both nonprofit and for-profit businesses. Sheri spent the first 14 years of her legal career at the large civil defense firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. While at Baker Donelson, Sheri focused her practice primarily on products liability, healthcare, financial services, construction, business torts, and estate litigation. Her defense experience also included premises liability, employment, and general commercial litigation.
In 2016, Sheri left her position as a Shareholder with Baker Donelson to become the Executive Director of Legal Aid of East Tennessee. In that role, she directed the day-to-day operations of this almost $6 million, 61-person, unionized, heavily regulated, and geographically dispersed nonprofit law firm. While at Legal Aid, she gained significant experience in labor relations and negotiations, employment law, human resources, staff development, nonprofit management, commercial contracts and leases, federal regulatory law and compliance, and corporate governance.
Before law school, Sheri owned and operated a small business, worked in marketing for a forklift battery manufacturer and a banking software company and worked as a newspaper reporter in Florida and Arizona. She also worked as a Master’s-level Mental Health Counselor in Florida.
Sheri earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She also holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia.