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Sheryl represents businesses in complex litigation. He has tried securities, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, RICO, breach of contract and accounting malpractice cases, and has litigated several significant antitrust, trademark, and tortious interference cases for a variety of businesses.

Sheryl is also “the state’s premier appellate lawyer” according to Chambers USA®.  He has made the appellate oral argument in more than 50 reported decisions, including the Oklahoma City bombing civil litigation. He has argued in the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. Sheryl is co-author (with 2 FBT colleagues) of the treatise Appellate Practice, Vol. 19 Kentucky Practice (Thomson/West).

Sheryl has also represented seven Governors of Kentucky, of both political parties, in significant constitutional litigation involving the separation of governmental powers and campaign finance.

He has served on the firm’s Executive Committee, and as Chair of the litigation department and appellate practice group. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd LLC in 1994, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of ICH Corporation, an insurance holding company.

Sheryl is a Past President of both the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal (1970-71) and law clerk to Honorable M. C. Matthes, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1971-73).

Sheryl serves on the board of directors of the Louisville Zoo and has served on the boards of directors of numerous community organizations including, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Metro United Way, the Louisville Orchestra and Leadership Kentucky.

Sheryl's Relevant Experience

Other Info About Sheryl


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1971

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1968

Bar Memberships

Sheryl is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1971

Tennessee, 1989

Texas, 1994

Missouri, 1994


Sheryl is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Kentucky

Supreme Court of Missouri

Supreme Court of Tennessee

Supreme Court of Texas

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Local & National Recognition

Hall of Fame, University of Kentucky College of Law, Member, 2018

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2022; “Top 50 in Kentucky,” 2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2019; “Lawyer of the Year,” Appellate Practice 2018

Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2012-2021

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association, former President

Louisville Bar Association, former President

Bars of the Supreme Courts of the United States, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits

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