Cheri Chandler, an attorney with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, has been chosen for Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law, Class of 2018.
The list of Women in the Law consists of 30 top women attorneys who practice in Michigan. A large number of nominations are submitted before the Michigan Lawyers Weekly staff selects the final 30 practitioners. Selections are based on the nominees’ commitment to excellence in the practice of law, leadership skills, and dedication to volunteerism and mentoring to women attorneys. An awards luncheon will be held to honor the recipients on Thursday, September 20 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, Mich.
Cheri is a seasoned and highly regarded Michigan trial lawyer. In her 36-year career as a successful litigator, she has handled hundreds of cases – from claim filing to pretrial settlements to jury verdict and/or appeals as needed. She holds a coveted AV peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., the highest rating offered by this prestigious organization. Cheri has tried cases and appeals before judges and juries in all county Circuit Courts in the Detroit tri-county area, Washtenaw County, Traverse City, Monroe, Adrian, as well as in Federal Court, the American Arbitration Association and the Michigan Supreme Court. As appropriate for each situation and case, she conducts detailed case assessments to determine whether settlement or trial will most likely attain the most favorable outcome for the client.
Cheri defends physicians and health care entities in medical malpractice cases involving all areas of medicine – from family practice, radiology technologists, nurses – to the more technical areas of obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, radiology and cardiovascular surgery. She represents numerous health care facilities of all types who operate in Wayne, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Macomb counties, many of whom face claims throughout Michigan. In addition, Cheri will assist and advise on other commercial cases and claims.