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Sherrie Farrell Named to Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers List

March 12, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Sherrie Farrell has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list. The list is comprised 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 of Savoy, the magazine will showcase Farrell among other visionaries, leaders, and advocates within the legal profession who are widely recognized for their professionalism, commitment to excellence and community service.

Savoy is proud to be at the vanguard of recognizing excellence and success within private industry and corporate professionals,” said L.P. Green, II, publisher of Savoy Magazine. “Recognizing the Most Influential Black Lawyers is a natural extension of our ongoing coverage of influencers and achievers that began in with the creation of the Most Influential Black Executives and Most Influential Black Women listings. We remain committed to recognizing and exposing the world to the full spectrum of excellence within the African American community.”

Farrell is the Office Managing Member of the firm’s Detroit office, Leader of the firm’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.

She is also a very active member in her community. Farrell is a board member for the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc., Black Family Development, Inc., Gift of Life-Michigan, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. She is also the past president of the Wolverine Bar Association, and is involved with the Citizen’s Research Council, as well as several other organizations.

Farrell also has several other professional accolades, including recognition from Michigan Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, as well as being named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine. A national publication, Law 360, recently recognized Farrell as one of its Minority Powerbrokers in the legal profession. She also earned the Wolverine Bar Association President's Award for promotion of diversity in the legal profession, and was recently named a Michigan Chronicle 2015 Women of Excellence Honoree.

Farrell earned a J.D., cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law and a B.A. from Wayne State University.

About Savoy

Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.