Sherry A. Fox
Sherry has a diverse litigation practice spanning a wide range of matters in both state and federal courts. She primarily represents businesses, adoptive families, adoption agencies, employers, and constitutional officers.
Sherry’s litigation practice includes representing businesses in matters concerning breach of contract, business disputes, including business torts, and employment disputes. Sherry represents employers, including constitutional officers, in discrimination matters arising under the ADA, Title VII and Section 1981 before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal courts. She also represents employers in unemployment benefit claims before the Virginia Employment Commission.
Sherry provides representation to constitutional officers, frequently sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, in negligence matters arising out of arrests and searches and seizures as well as civil and constitutional law claims arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Recognizing that adoption is a deeply personal and emotional process for families, Sherry is particularly dedicated to providing her adoption clients with not only the highest standard of legal assistance, but specifically legal representation that is compassionate and attuned to the emotional needs of her clients as they navigate the process of creating their family. Sherry assists families in various types of adoptions, including parental placement, agency, close relative, stepparent, and international adoptions. She routinely provides representation throughout the adoption process, from the termination proceedings before the juvenile and domestic relations court to the finalization proceedings before the circuit court. Sherry has also represented clients in contested adoptions.
- Successfully represented a sheriff and several deputy sheriffs in defense of an action based upon gross negligence and willful and wanton negligence arising out of a search
- Represented adoption agency in multiple contested agency adoption due to objections raised by birth fathers
- Successfully represented out of state adoptive family in parental placement adoption with Virginia-based birth parents
- Successfully represented adoptive parent in termination proceedings involving four potential birth fathers
- Successfully represented adoptive family in parental placement adoption where the birth father was deported and could not be located abroad
- Successfully defended local grocery chain in an action based upon the Virginia Consumer Protection Act
- Successfully defended jewelry retailer in an action based upon breach of contract and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act arising out of the sale of jewelry to a consumer
- Successfully defended a sheriff against a former employee in a lawsuit alleging claims of racial discrimination and disability discrimination
- Successfully represented a sheriff in bringing a breach of employment contract claim against a former employee for failure to repay training costs
- Selected to the Super Lawyers Virginia List, Rising Star, 2012-2013
- Voted “Best Speaker” by the Black Law Students Association at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Young Lawyer (Under 40) category, 2012
- Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Family/Domestic Relations category, 2013
- 2011 Speaker, Coordinators2 Adoption Symposium, Opening Adoption: Realities, Possibilities, and Challenges
- Frequent lecturer on Lawful Employment Practices to Constitutional Officers within the Commonwealth
- Routinely speaks to pre-law and law students about managing the rigors of law school, the practice of law and work-life balance
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