Sherri K. DeWitt

Sherri K. DeWitt
skd@dewittlaw.com

Sherri K. DeWitt was born and grew up in Middletown, New York. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982 and has been authorized to practice before the U.S District Court of the Middle District of Florida since 1983 and before the U.S. Court of Appeal since 1985. She received her B.A. Cum Laude in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1977 from State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. DeWitt received her J.D. Degree from Cornell University in 1982. She was an editor of the Cornell Law Review and is the author of a book and numerous articles. Dr. DeWitt also is a certified mediator.

Get to know Sherri DeWitt on The DeWitt Law Review

Education

J.D. Degree: May, 1982, Cornell Law School
Cornell Law Review, Editor

Cornell Institute on Organized Crime, Research Associate Florida State Law Review, Visiting Editor, 1981-1982

Ph.D. Degree: 1978, State University of New York at Binghamton, Political Science
President, Graduate Student Organization, 1976-1979

B.A. Cum Laude: 1973, State University of New York at Binghamton
Undergraduate Representative to Political Science Advisory Committee,

Lectures

Speaker: Legal Issues with Tax Deed Sales, Barry Law School, 2008
Speaker: Family Law Litigation, National Business Institute, 2008
Speaker: Florida Real Estate Law: Solutions to the Most Common Problems, National Business Institute, 2003
Speaker: Statutory and Case Law Update, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1994
Speaker: Professional Liability, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1993
Speaker: Land Use Litigation, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1992 Annual Convention
Speaker: The Lender’s Approach to Bankruptcy

Lecturer: Mortgage Foreclosure Seminars
Lecturer: Central Florida Small Business Administration

Guest Speaker: SUNY Binghamton Alumni Assoc., The Binghamton Club, WSKG-TV
Guest Speaker: Consumer Legal Affairs: Case and Comment, Legal Considerations in Purchasing a Residence; FM90 Plus Radio

Invited Paper: “Liberal Democracy and the Modern Worker”
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Business, IBM Seminars, White Plains, N.Y.

Publications

“Family Law Litigation: Initial Interview, Overview, Control and Focus”, National Business Institute, 2008

“Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions”, National Business Institute, 2003
The Florida Bar Action Line: Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, March/April 1992, “What Real Property Lawyers Should Know About Bankruptcy.”

The Florida Bar Action Line: Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, Sept/Oct 1990, “The Constitutionality of the Legislative Mandate to Server Counterclaims in Mortgage Foreclosure Actions.”

The Florida Bar Action Line: Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, Jan/Feb 1990, Legislative Update, “Liens, Loans, and Title Insurance.”

Orange County Bar Briefs: April 1991, Co-Author: “Liquidated Damages Provisions Unenforceable: Alternatives.”

Handbook for Young Lawyers, Author of Real Property Section

Worker Participation and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy- Westview Press, 1980

“An Evaluation of Reverse Commute Demonstration Projects” National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

“Home Builders Association” magazine- miscellaneous articles

Community Service

President, Cornell Alumni Association, Board Member,
Greater Orlando Project- 2000, Inc. Arts, Culture and Recreation Task Force
Leadership Orlando
Kinnert Council on Aging – Board Member
Center Players Theatre Group, Board member, President
Orlando International Fringe Festival, Board Member

Professional Affiliations

The Florida Bar
Judicial Relations Committee, 1998-2005
Law and Education Committee, 1989-present
Mid-Year Florida Bar Convention Committee, 1990
Real Property and Probate Committee

Orange County Bar Association
Member, Federal and State Trial Practice Committee
Law and Education Committee
Chair, Legal Forum Committee, 1987-1988
Member and Chair, Publication Subcommittee of Real Property and Probate

Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Secretary, 1990-1991
State Representative, 1989-1990
Chair, Mid-Year Meeting, 1990
Bar Directory Committee 1990-1991

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Liason with Orange County Bar, 1987-1988
Treasurer, 1985-1987
Chair, Judicial Reception Committee, 1986
Member, Bar Directory Committee, 1989

Young Lawyers
Handbook for Young Lawyers

Association of Trial Lawyers for America – Member

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Chair- Elect Commercial Litigation Section, 1993-1994
Secretary of Commercial Litigation, 1992-1993
Board Member-1992 – Present

American Arbitration Association – Panel of Arbitrators
Inns of Court – Member