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Sherry Hurley is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation group.

Prior to joining Middleton Reutlinger, Sherry practiced as a litigator for nearly fifteen years. She began her career in 2006, serving as a Staff Attorney in the Adult Trial Division at the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s office. In 2008 Sherry transferred to the Juvenile Trial Division and in 2013 was promoted to Deputy Chief, Juvenile Trial Division. As a trial attorney, Sherry successfully represented adults and juveniles in District Court, Circuit Court, Juvenile Court, Family Court, and administrative hearings.

In 2018, Sherry accepted a position as the Assistant Chief Counsel for Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor. In this capacity, Sherry represented the Department of Homeland Security before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Sherry graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 2000. While at the University of Louisville, Sherry was a four-year scholarship athlete on the Louisville Volleyball team.

Honors & Awards

  • In RE Gault Award (2017) - Department of Public Advocacy award for courageous representation of juvenile defendants
  • Multiple “Toddler” Awards - Louisville Metro Public Defender award for felony acquittals in Juvenile Court
  • Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy (2015)
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, Associate Member (2008)
  • Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program (2007)
  • Ed Kallay Outstanding Athlete Award (2000) - Highest honor given to a student athlete at the University of Louisville


University of Louisville

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

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