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Sherrie L. Farrell

Sherrie L. Farrell

Member

Expertise

  • Automotive Product Liability Litigation
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation
  • Asbestos & Toxic Tort

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

ABA Group
Member

Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

Profile

Sherrie L. Farrell is the Office Managing Member for the Firm's Detroit office, and Chair of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Ms. Farrell acts as lead counsel in various commercial matters including partnership disputes, lease disputes, breach of contract and bankruptcy disputes. Her previous career as an award-winning public relations and crisis communications professional has become an integral tool in counseling clients on a wide array of commercial issues. She has provided counsel on litigation risk management, discovery management, real estate project management for real estate interests and public policy and litigation issues involving local governments. Ms. Farrell approaches each client matter as a partner working with the client to advance a solution or business objective.

Ms. Farrell has significant experience serving as a National Coordinating Counsel. She serves as National Discovery Counsel for a Fortune 25 manufacturer in asbestos and other toxic tort litigation. Ms. Farrell also had the primary responsibility to develop and defend Fortune 25 corporate fact and expert witnesses in national tort litigation. She also has represented manufacturers, closely-held corporations, auto suppliers and construction companies in both litigated and non-litigated commercial matters.

In her corporate bankruptcy and business restructuring practice, Ms. Farrell has represented troubled suppliers, staffing corporations, construction companies and other regional and national businesses in creditors’ rights matters, out-of-court restructurings and as debtors’ and creditors’ counsel in bankruptcy proceedings. She also has represented financial institutions in matters involving breach of contract, loan workouts, and UCC issues.

In addition to providing legal counsel, she provides counsel to area businesses on regional government and public policy issues and has experience serving the City of Detroit during three different mayoral administrations.

Ms. Farrell recently was featured in Law360's Minority Powerbrokers series, named to the 2019 Lawyer of Color’s Inaugural Nation’s Best List, and recognized as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers (2018, 2015). She has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2014 and named in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1997

Education

Detroit College of Law, J.D., cum laude Wayne State University, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Asbestos & Toxic Tort | Automotive Product Liability Litigation | Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation | Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights | Business & Commercial | Consumer Financial Services | Cybersecurity | Discovery Management & E-Discovery | Litigation | Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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