Sherrie E. Voyles
Sherrie E. Voyles is an attorney at Jacobs, Burns, Orlove & Hernandez.

Sherrie has had the great privilege of representing unions, employees, and employee benefit plans for almost her entire 28-year career. She believes that strong, dedicated working folks deserve strong, dedicated advocates to help them and the organizations that support them battle for fair and equitable labor relationships and against illegal employment practices. Regardless of the subject matter, Sherrie believes in an amicable approach to resolving legal issues when there is a willingness, and in a no-holds-barred approach to delivering the results her clients deserve when there is not. In either situation, her approach is communication-oriented and direct.

Sherrie is one of the Firm’s most experienced trial attorneys. She has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies: for benefit funds, including ERISA litigation; for unions in a wide variety of matters; and for individuals in statutory rights cases. In 2017 she was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, reflecting recognition by union and management lawyers alike of her sustained outstanding performance in the profession and the example she sets of integrity, dedication, and excellence.

As a former college athlete, Sherrie dedicates her personal time to supporting girls and women in sports at all levels, including volunteering as General Counsel for Chicago’s semi-professional women’s football team from 2010-2017, supporting Girls in the Game, and remaining an active alumni member of the Bowling Green Women’s Basketball program. Sherrie loves all things Chicago, especially the lakefront in the summer, the Cubs when they are winning in September (or not), and the abundance of amazing, locally brewed beer. In her free time, Sherrie spends as much time as possible with her family and in the great outdoors running, riding, camping, hiking, and golfing.

Education

  • B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1987
  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 1990

Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Ohio (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit