Sherry E. Jackman

Fax 310-201-2397


Sherry Jackman is an environmental litigator and compliance counselor representing entities facing challenging and complex environmental issues. Sherry is creative, strategic, and efficient in her approach.

Sherry’s professional expertise specifically includes the areas listed below

  • Environmental Counseling: counseling clients regarding federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, including CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, CEQA, Proposition 65, California Hazardous Waste Control Law, and the Endangered Species Act;
  • Environmental Litigation: representing clients in state and federal litigation and administrative enforcement proceedings;
  • Land Use Matters: counseling clients with respect to land use entitlements, CEQA, and permitting;
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage: counseling clients with respect to insurance coverage issues relating to environmental matters;
  • Environmental Permits: advice and litigation regarding environmental permitting, including relating to the Clean Water Act (e.g., California Industrial Storm Water Permit);  RCRA; Hazardous Materials Business Plans; Wastewater; Air; and Water Well Systems.
  • Consumer Products: counseling clients with respect to consumer products, advertising, and product labeling;
  • Corporate History: performing complicated corporate history tracing assessments and analyzing the legal import of mergers, acquisitions, stock purchases, and asset sales—particularly as they relate to environmental matters;
  • Regulatory Closure and “No Further Action” Letters: working to achieve regulatory closure at impacted sites overseen by EPA, DTSC, the Water Boards, and CUPAs; and
  • Brownfields Development/Contaminated Property: assisting clients in connection with the purchase and/or sale of contaminated real estate.

Sherry’s entire legal career has centered on environmental law and litigation. She has earned significant accolades in her field—including being named to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Up-and-Coming 50 Women list) and listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.

Sherry’s environmental litigation experience is broad and varied. She has represented clients as both plaintiff and defendant in all stages of litigation. She has prepared for a half dozen trials. She has participated in a significant number of mediations that led to complete case resolution. She works with companies on complicated compliance and regulatory issues.

Sherry’s educational background as a JD/MBA provides her with a unique perspective: she is focused on how business and the law intersect. She is sensitive to how a company’s legal matters impact its bottom line—emphasizing how to save clients time and money. She is well-versed in finance, managerial modeling, investment strategy, and damages assessment. She is creative in how she tackles problems, seeking the most efficient outcomes.

Outside of work, Sherry focuses her time on several passion projects including (1) serving on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Clean Air, a nonprofit organization founded in 1971; (2) participating in the Executive Committee of the Environment Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; and (3) guest lecturing and speaking in various capacities.  

From time to time, Sherry guest lectures the “Environmental Law and Policy” course at the UCLA School of Law. Sherry also formerly co-lectured at the USC Gould School of Law for the popular “Deposition Strategies and Techniques” course. Sherry is a frequent speaker on a range of topics including CERCLA, RCRA, Vapor Intrusion, Proposition 65, ESG, Hazardous Waste, and Real Estate & Environmental Due Diligence.

Sherry started her career in environmental law at a large international law firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Sherry avidly participated in ballroom, Latin, and swing dance, regularly competing at the International Grand Ball, City Lights Ball, and Emerald Ball.

Professional Affiliations

Charitable & Civic Involvement


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, 2021–2024
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Environmental Litigation – 2017-2023
    • Selected in both Up-and-Coming 50: Women and Up-and-Coming 100 lists, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law  (J.D., 2010)
    • Moot Court Honors Program
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management  (M.B.A., 2010)
    • Anderson Merit Fellowship
  • University of California, Davis  (B.S., 2005)
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics/Managerial Economics
    • Regents Scholarship; Department Citation; High Honors