Sherer Law Offices has announced M. Caitlin Embrich and Sarah Sherer-Kohlburn as its new junior partners, effective Nov. 1.
They are the firm’s first junior partners, the firm’s founder, Barbara Sherer, said.
Sherer Law Offices has four locations in Edwardsville and Belleville and practices throughout the state, primarily in Madison, St. Clair, Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Macoupin, Montgomery, Jersey, Randolph, and Sangamon counties.
Embrich received her J.D. and M.B.A. from Creighton University in 2010, graduating cum laude. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2007 with her B.S. in Business Administration.
She worked as an intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Office and the Douglas County, Neb., Pretrial Release Program in law school, working with criminal offenders to obtain early release and assisting offender with work placement.
Embrich is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri and is also a mediator in the state of Illinois. She concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, probate, will, and power of attorney preparations.
She and her husband and two children live in Swansea. She works regularly with the Junior Service Club of St. Clair County and is a past member of the organization’s board of directors.
Sherer-Kohlburn received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2013, graduating summa cum laude. She graduated from Barnard College in 2010 with a B.A. in Religion and Women’s Studies. Following law school, Sarah clerked for Judge Tucker L. Melancon in the Eastern District of New York. She then worked as a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, practicing primarily civil litigation.
Prior to joining Sherer Law Offices, she was an assistant public defender in St. Louis City, trying more than a dozen jury cases through to verdict and representing clients at all stages of criminal proceedings. Sarah is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and New York and in Federal Court in the Southern District of Illinois. She concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal defense, DCFS proceedings and appeals, juvenile adjudication, civil defense, and guardian ad litem work. She is also the Assistant Director at an overnight summer camp and brings her knowledge and background working with children of all ages into her legal practice. She is one of the coaches for the Washington University Moot Court team and a member of the Inns of Court professional group.
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PHOTO, from left, Sarah Sherer-Kohlburn, firm founder Barbara Sherer, and Caitlin Embrich.