Sherri Sweers, Attorney
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Sherri was raised in Green River, Wyoming, where she graduated from the Green River High School at the top of her class. She then received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication in May 1990 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Finally, after deciding to return to her home state, she obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in May 1994 from the University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie, Wyoming.
Sherri was an associate at Feldmann Nagel, LLC in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the last eight years until she opened Steamboat Lawyers Group, PLLC, in May of 2011. Her legal practice in Steamboat focuses on real estate law, business law, estate planning, and natural resources (oil, gas and water) law. Prior to working in Steamboat, she practiced law in a variety of law firms in Denver, Colorado, including Kissenger and Fellman, PC, and White and Steele, PC, as well as in house at the University of Denver Athletic Department. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law and the Daniels College of Business.
During her legal education, Sherri had the fortunate opportunity to work as a Law Clerk with Gerry Spence at Spence, Moriarity & Schuster, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Upon graduating from law school yet before moving to Denver, Sherri served as a clerk to the Ninth Judicial District Court, and The Honorable D. Terry Rogers, The Honorable Nancy J. Guthrie, and The Honorable Elizabeth A. Kail in Jackson Hole and Lander, Wyoming.
Sherri is well-known for her participation in activities in respective bar associations, the universities she attended and in her local communities. For example, Sherri served a U.S. Congressional internship with Congressman Dick Cheney the same year he was appointed Secretary of Defense in Washington D.C. She was the Director for the Associated Students of Kansas, a lobby group for higher education. Sherri then excelled in law school and became not only the National Vice-President for the American Bar Association/Law Student Division but she competed at the national level at the ATLA moot court trial competitions. She was the recipient of the Alfred Pence Scholarship for trial advocacy. As a new lawyer in Colorado, she was named Young Lawyer of the Year in 2000.
Some of her honors during her legal profession include:
- Law Review - University of Wyoming Land & Water Law Review Published: "Indemnity in Wyoming--Unraveling the Confusion" Spring 1996
- Alfred Pence Scholarship, Law School Tuition
- Order of Barristers
- First Place - University of Wyoming Rothgerber Trial Competition
- First Place - ATLA Regional Trial Competition, Denver, Colorado
- Twelfth Place - ATLA National Trial Competition, Miami, Florida
- Chair/Executive Board Member - Colorado Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division, Denver, Colorado (October 1995-June 2000)
- Young Lawyer of the Year-State of Colorado, 2000
Sherri moved to Steamboat to raise her family in a small town with great values. She enjoys the outdoors and all the activities Steamboat has to offer such as snow and water skiing, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and other sports such as volleyball, softball, soccer, and golf.
- Howelsen Hill / Emerald Park Board
- Nordic Centers of The Rockies - Nordic Council
- Steamboat Soccer Club
- Rocky Mountain Youth Corp