Melissa Sherman is practically a Florida native, growing up in Naples, Florida, and graduating from Naples High School. She then moved to Orlando for several years where she attended the University of Central Florida and earned a B.A. in Political Science. She remained in Orlando after completing her undergraduate education and attended Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. In 2010, Ms. Sherman graduated law school magna cum laude, in the top 4% of her class. She also served on her law school’s Law Review as well as the Moot Court Honors Board where she competed in the American Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competitions in 2009 and 2010.
During law school, Ms. Sherman developed a passion for working in criminal justice. She completed internships with the State Attorney’s Office in Collier County, the Department of Children and Families in Osceola County, and a judicial internship with a felony circuit court judge in Orange County. Ms. Sherman was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010 and to the Washington D.C. Bar in 2012.
Ms. Sherman began her legal career at the Public Defender’s Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit, where she represented thousands of clients over her 10 years with that agency. During that time, she first-chaired approximately 50 jury trials and sat on dozens more as a supportive second chair. Ms. Sherman’s trial experience is vast and includes batteries, DUIs, thefts, drug offenses, firearms cases, domestic violence, and sex offenses.
Ms. Sherman takes very seriously her duty to zealously defend her clients, and she never rests until she knows she has gotten her clients the best results possible. Melissa Sherman provides counsel to clients in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and all of Lee County, Florida.