Cheryl began her career around bankruptcy law as a law office manager and paralegal at a law firm that specialized in consumer bankruptcy practice in 1999. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the William Howard Taft Law School in 2016. She is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution in which she anticipates on graduating from the program in the Winter of 2018 with an L.L.M. degree in the area of Dispute Resolution.
Her extensive consumer bankruptcy experience, which dates to the 1990s, has allowed her to assist law firms and attorneys throughout the country on a virtual and contract basis with the preparation of Chapter 7, 13 and 11 consumer and business bankruptcy petitions, schedules and statements; motions, Chapter 13 Plans, due diligence searches, and adversary proceedings.
During her career, Cheryl has launched her own alternative dispute resolution practice and litigation support company and is a co-founder of a local justice initiative organization in her local community that offers legal assistance to the community’s low-income citizens. Cheryl is a Christ follower and is among a team of Christ followers who serve the legal and spiritual needs of the poor through the Gospel Justice Initiative.
- Current – University of Missouri School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution, L.L.M. program
- June 2010 – May 2016, Santa Ana, California, William Howard Taft Law School, Juris Doctor
- August 1996 – December 1999, Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College, Bachelor of Arts, History/Political Science
- The MoBar Committee on Paralegals
- American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section (2018 Mediation Institute Planning Committee Member)
- The Association of Missouri Mediators
- Community Involvement
- Founding Member and President, BWV Legal Outreach Gospel Justice Initiative
- Court Appointed Special Advocate for the 13th Judicial Circuit, 2015
- Chairwoman of the 1st Annual Mid-Missouri Kidney Walk