About Sherylle Francis P.A.
Sherylle Francis is the founder and owner of Sherylle Francis, P.A. where she counsels and represents clients in product, commercial, unfair trade practice and premises liability litigation, including multi-party mass tort litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Sherylle is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit mediator for the State of Florida.
Sherylle believes in the power of her relationships with her clients as the key to successful representation in any matter, and has successfully worked with her clients’ business and legal departments both locally and internationally during her decades of practice.
Sherylle provides personal hands-on service to every client for every matter regardless of size or complexity. She is responsive, works collaboratively with clients, invests the resources necessary to understand her clients’ business and goals, and works tirelessly to successfully resolve her clients’ issues.
A native of Jamaica, Sherylle grew up in Michigan, where she went to law school and began her legal career as a defense lawyer for major automotive manufacturers, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. She has been fortunate to represent major manufacturing corporations and insurers in complex matters over the course of her career. This taught her several invaluable lessons. One, knowing and understanding each client’s business is crucial. Two, understanding the end-game at the outset aligns expectations. Three, nothing beats regular communications with clients. Sherylle applies these lessons to every customized solution she crafts for her clients.
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1996
- Senior Articles Editor, Wayne Law Review, 1995-1996
- Law Review, Wayne State University Law School, 1994-1995
- Assistant Editor, Wayne Law Review, 1994-1995
- Wayne State University, B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude
Admissions & Memberships:
- Defense Research Institute, 2021
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
- International Association of Defense Counsel, 2019
- Southern District of Florida, 2005
- Florida, 2004
- Michigan, 1996
Publications and Speaking Engagements:
- “From the Backpack to the Briefcase: Wealth Management,” Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association, 2021
- “Money Moves,” Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, CLE Webinar, May 16, 2019
- “Building Wealth to Leave a Legacy,” Panelist, Florida Women Lawyers of Color Summit, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, 2018
- "Wolverine Bar Association’s Summer Clerkship Program Succeeds in Promoting Diversity," Sedgwick's Embrace (June 2011)
- “Now What Makes Juries Listen, A Program Recap of the DRI Seminar,” Sedgwick’s Women Connect (Spring 2011)
- “Work Product and Florida Public Access Laws,” Sedgwick’s Product Liability Advisory (July 2010)
- “Michigan Housing Laws Should Apply to Migrant Farm Workers,” 41Wayne L. Rev. 1849 (1995)
Sherylle is also passionate about community service and has been active in her community for years.
She most recently served as Chairwoman of Broward Legal Aid and Coast to Coast Legal Aid’s Board of Directors. She is also a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association and is a former board member of the Women’s Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational resources for children in Jamaica. Sherylle is also committed to diversity. During her tenure at a major law firm, Sherylle was one of the first recipients of the firm’s diversity award for commitment to diversity within the firm and the community. Sherylle served as the local chairwoman of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale Office’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Women’s Forum, Pipeline and Retention Subcommittees.