Sherry L. Talton


P 206-626-6409 F 206-405-4450


Sherry L. Talton


Sherry L. Talton is a principal in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She advises and represents employers in every stage of disputes, from risk management to trial and appeal. She also handles high-profile workplace investigations and provides sex harassment training for managers and non-managers.

Sherry has a broad base of litigation, trial, and appellate experience in numerous state and federal courts across the nation. She has assisted employers to protect their trade secrets, combat wrongful competition, comply with wage and hour laws, enforce arbitration agreements and other employment contract provisions, and implement best recruiting, hiring, and termination practices.

In law school, Sherry was an associate editor for The Review of Litigation. In graduate school, Sherry taught undergraduate writing courses and served as student director of the Northwestern State University of Louisiana Writing Center. As an undergraduate, Sherry was a member of the 1993 National CEDA Collegiate Debate Championship Team.

Honors and Recognitions

  • State Bar of Texas, Award for Best Human Interest Story (2004, 2005, 2007)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Washington State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Camp Fire USA Orca Council, Board Member
  • Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council, Former Board Member
  • JDRF Megan’s Team, Supporter/Volunteer

Published Works

  • “A Glimpse Into the Future: Susskind’s Prediction of the Evolution of Lawyers and the Law,” Washington State Association for Justice TrialNews, Vol. 49, No. 11 (July/August 2014) [Author]
  • “Supreme Court Sets Limits for Enhanced Fee Awards,” ABA Litigation News (June 15, 2010) [Author]
  • “Court Construes Exception to Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege,” ABA Litigation News (October 10, 2009) [Author]
  • “Economy Renews Billable Hour Debate,” ABA Litigation News (July 1, 2009) Women Patent Holders: 200 Years of Innovation, Headnotes (July 1, 2009) [Author]
  • “Seventh Circuit Holds that CAFA Trumps Securities Act,” ABA Litigation News (April 1, 2009) [Author]
  • “Time to Look Again at AFAs? Clients Think So, Litigators are Not So Sure,” ABA Litigation News (June 2009) [Author]
  • “DOJ Amnesty Agreements Could Be Subject to Public Disclosure,” ABA Litigation Update (September 2008) [Author]
  • “Law Day: Morris Dees to Receive Courageous Advocacy Award,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (April 1, 2008) [Author]
  • “Ferreting Out the Lying Juror, and Other Psychological Tips for Voir Dire,” Litigation (Winter 2007) [Co-Author]
  • “DBA Names Lisa Blue Trial Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (July 1, 2006) [Author]
  • “DBF Honors H. Ron White with 2006 Fellows Award,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (April 1, 2006) [Author]
  • “The Two Sides of Charles K. Aris: Lawyer & Soldier,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (December 1, 2005) [Author]
  • “State Bar Awards Honor Excellence,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (July 1, 2005) [Author]
  • “Legal Professionals Serve in Texas State Guard,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (May 1, 2005) [Author]
  • “Local Attorney Perishes In Iraq,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (August 1, 2004) [Author]