Sherry L. Talton is a shareholder in the Seattle office of Ogletree Deakins, representing local and national employers in litigation in state and federal courts of all levels and governmental agencies including the EEOC and its state counterparts. From the outset of a dispute, Sherry works with clients to develop a strategy that leads to successful resolutions.
Sherry also helps employers avoid litigation by addressing day-to-day workplace issues proactively. She uses her litigation experience to work closely with clients across all industries to provide effective preventative counseling. This includes regularly advising clients on disability and leave management, performance challenges, hiring, diversity, wage-hour compliance, drug testing, background checks, non-competition agreements, trade secret protections, employment contracts, discipline, terminations, and layoffs.
Sherry is an experienced management and workforce trainer whose courses are accessible, dynamic, and interactive.
Sherry’s credentials make her a go-to resource for high-level workplace investigations for private and municipal employers.
In law school, Sherry was an associate editor for The Review of Litigation. In graduate school, Sherry taught undergraduate writing courses and served as student director of the Northwestern State University of Louisiana Writing Center. As an undergraduate, Sherry was a member of the 1993 National CEDA Collegiate Debate Championship Team.