Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. 2004, summa cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law M.M. 1982, Northwestern University; M.M. 1981, summa cum laude, University of South Florida; B.F.A. 1980, summa cum laude, University of South Florida
U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Illinois, Michigan
Professor Ann Sherman is an appellate specialist in the Public Employment, Elections & Tort Litigation Division of the Michigan Office of the Attorney General, where she has worked since 2005. Her responsibilities include preparing appellate briefs, amicus briefs, and responses to legislative requests; delivering appellate arguments before the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and coordinating and reviewing all appeal briefs for a division of 13 attorneys. In 2007, she received the Attorney General Appellate Advocacy Award and a desk award for outstanding accomplishment in a major case before the state’s highest court.
A 2004 graduate of MSU College of Law, Sherman was a member of the King Scholars Program, the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, the Moot Court Editorial Board, and Michigan State Law Review. Upon graduating, she clerked for the Honorable Richard Suhrheinrich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Prior to entering the field of law, Professor Sherman had an impressive career as a flutist with the Symphonic Orchestra of Guadalajara (Mexico), the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. She taught others to play the flute as an instructor at the Instituto Cultural Cabanas University of the Arts (Mexico), Lansing Community College, and Michigan State University. Professor Sherman also spent several years directing and assisting with public relations efforts at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; the Hochstein School in Rochester, New York; and the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.