Cheryl L. Chandler



Cheri is a seasoned and highly regarded Michigan trial lawyer. In her 40 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.


State Bar of Michigan, 1981


Miami University (B.S. in Secondary Eduction, Social Studies, 1974)

The Institute for Paralegal Training (1974)

University of Detroit School of Law (J.D., 1981)


Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation (2021-22) - Professional liability, Medical malpractice

Listed in Best Lawyers (2013-2022) -- Medical Malpractice Law

Listed in the Michigan Super Lawyers (2014-2020) -- Medical Malpractice Defense

Listed as one of Hour Detroit's "Top Women Attorneys In Michigan" (2017, 2020)

Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law (2018)

Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation (2015) -- Medical Malpractice Defense

Listed, DBusiness Top Lawyer (2015)

Listed, Leading Lawyers (2014) -- Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law (2013)

Recipient, American Physicians' 2010 Outstanding Defense Attorney Award


Member, American Bar Association

Case Evaluator, Wayne County Circuit Court

Member, Michigan Society of Hospital Risk Managers

Featured speaker, Lorman Education Services sponsored seminars

Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Board Member, Dawn Farms

Board Member and Vice President, Metro Health Foundation