Sherrie Farrell Named a Michigan Chronicle Honoree; Named to 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers List

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 17:05

Dykema is proud to announce that Sherrie Farrell has been recognized by The Michigan Chronicle as a 2015 Woman of Excellence. Ms. Farrell was selected from near hundreds of nominees to join this exclusive group of 350 of Southeast Michigan’s most-influential women.

Now in its eighth year, The Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence Awards celebrate local African-American women who inspire others through their vision, leadership, exceptional achievements and participation in community service. The women who are chosen for this award are champions of economic empowerment, the backbone of religious and educational organizations and the driving forces in politics and community service in southeast Michigan. The Michigan Chronicle is one of the region’s oldest, most respected African-American newspapers.

Ms. Farrell is the office managing member of the firm’s Detroit office, leader of Dykema’s Cybersecurity practice, and chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. A member of the firm’s Litigation Department, she advises clients on all aspects of business disputes, including a broad range of complex litigation matters. She has represented manufacturers, closely held corporations, auto suppliers and construction companies in both litigated and non-litigated matters. Her practice also includes the defense of consumer financial services matters, and she has served as the national discovery counsel for a Fortune 25 corporation.

A well-known participant in her community, Ms. Farrell is a board member of the Gift of Life-Michigan Governing Board and Black Family Development, Inc. She also is an avid contributor to the Advisory Board of Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program, Wayne State University’s Board of Visitors and a mentor for the Legal Profession Diversity Pipeline Program at Just the Beginning Foundation. 

Ms. Farrell has also been named by Savoy Magazine to the 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list. The list is composed of the “best of the best” of African American partners in leading national law firms as well as corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations.  In the spring issue, the magazine will showcase Ms. Farrell among other visionaries, leaders and advocates within the legal profession who are widely recognized for their professionalism, commitment to excellence and community service.