USD School of Law Alumna Torri Sherlin ’16 (JD) Recognized with Daily Journal’s 2020 California Lawyer of the Year Award

Torri Sherlin ’16 (JD) Recognized with Daily Journal’s 2020 California Lawyer of the Year Award

Torri Sherlin

SAN DIEGO (October 22, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Torri Sherlin, ’16 (JD), has been named a 2020 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) by the Daily Journal. The CLAY Award recognizes attorneys throughout California whose contributions have made a significant impact on the legal profession, the law, or a specific practice area.

Sherlin earned the CLAY award for her work representing public entities in the only major California wildfire settlement in 2019, where she and her teammates obtained a $360 million settlement on behalf of 23 public entities.

Sherlin works in the Environmental Litigation Group of the national law firm Baron & Budd, where she litigates complex environmental cases all over the country. Sherlin’s team represents public entities, largely local government, against large, multi-million dollar corporations. Her team has resolved $1.385 billion for public entities in wildfire claims over the past two years.

Sherlin’s current work includes representing school districts and public entities in suits against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL for its role in creating an e-cigarette epidemic.

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Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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