Sherry was born and raised in Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1973, Beta Gamma Sigma. She received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1975.
Sherry is a past president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and a past chair of the Friend of the Court Liaison Committee and the Real Estate Section. She chaired the committee for review of sitting judges. She also served as chair of the State Bar regional committee for character and fitness. Sherry is enrolled as a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.
Sherry is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation, and the use of technology to improve divorce and mediation services. She has been a speaker for the American Bar Association, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, including the Family Law Institute and the Alternative Dispute Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute. She is a contributing editor to The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, QDROs, EDROs and Retirement Benefits (Ann Arbor, MI) and has contributed many legal forms to ICLE. She also served on the Family Law Advisory Board to ICLE for many years.
Sherry is rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability.