Welcome back to our Member Spotlight series, which showcases the impressive work done within our walls and the members who do it.
Take it away, Cheryl!
Can you tell us a bit about your work? What do you do, and what do you love about it?
I am a personal injury attorney. I represent people who have been injured due to no fault of their own in a variety of scenarios, but most commonly car crashes, slip/trip and falls, and dog bite incidents. I love that being a personal injury attorney allows me to empower my clients during one of the most vulnerable times in their lives. I feel privileged to be able to provide them with the knowledge, guidance, and legal expertise they need to make informed decisions about their cases.
Seeing my clients regain confidence and control over their lives is incredibly rewarding. I also enjoy negotiating fair settlements for my clients—knowing that my efforts directly impact their financial stability and well-being is deeply gratifying.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What are your interests and hobbies? What’s a fun fact?
I was born and raised on O’ahu, Hawaii, but moved to Seattle for college and have lived in the Greater Seattle area on and off since then.
I am a voracious reader and find it impossible to leave a bookstore without at least a couple of new reads. I am an avid scuba diver but prefer warm-weather diving only (no thanks to the chilly PNW water)! I am terrified of octopi (one wrapped around my snorkel mask as a kid) but also freakishly good at finding them underwater. I love skiing, live music, wine tasting with my girlfriends, hiking, and baseball—both the Mariners and watching my sons play. A fun fact about me is I am obsessed with travel and am trying to explore 50 countries by my 50th birthday. I have been to 37 countries to date and have just under a decade left to check the rest off the list!
What drew you to Workhorse? What’s your favorite thing about it? What problems does it help you solve?
COVID changed how we practiced law. One of our paralegals moved out of state, one started a remote law school program, and one wanted to spend more time with her high-school aged kids before they left home.
Clients also stopped requesting in-person meetings and court proceedings moved to a largely virtual format. I also found that I wanted to spend more time with my family in Hawaii and to explore the world with my own little family, and less time tethered to an office lease.
So, when our lease was up this past summer, it was good timing to make a change to a predominantly hybrid/remote team. Workhorse’s private offices in Edmonds give us the privacy we need when dealing with confidential communications, while the shared space provides camaraderie and it’s energizing to be surrounded by people who are passionately pursuing their goals!
Anything else you want to add?
Now that the kids are back in school, I’ll be around Workhorse more and look forward to connecting with more of you in the coming months!
If you see Cheryl and her team around the space, please be sure to introduce yourself. People like Cheryl are not only assets to Workhorse, but they are also the heartbeat of Edmonds. We appreciate you and all that you do for our community, Certa Farrish!