Photograph of Sherrie Armstrong Davis
Recognized as a
2014 & 2015
Super Lawyers
"Rising Star"
in Environmental Law.

Education

  • College of Charleston, B.A. political science (2001)
  • College of Charleston, M.P.A. (2004)
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. (2007) high honors

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut
  • West Virginia

Sherrie Armstrong Davis

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 Counsel Washington, D.C.
sarmstrongdavis@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2846
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Sherrie Armstrong Davis is a counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the Mass Torts, Products, and Consumer Litigation Group. In her role, Sherrie is primarily involved in product liability defense for the medical device industry in individual, mass tort, and multi-district cases. Sherrie handles soup-to-nuts products liability litigation from initiation of an action to trial and appeal. She works closely with expert and other witnesses. Sherrie has significant experience in dispositive motion and Daubert/Frye briefing and in taking and defending depositions. Sherrie’s stand-up courtroom experience includes dispositive motion argument in state and federal court. She also has provided trial support to a Fortune 500 company.

Prior to developing a focus in this area of law, Sherrie handled environmental litigation and regulatory counseling for members of the natural resources, chemical, and electric power generation industries. Her practice spanned the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Sherrie's pro bono career includes successful representation of a woman sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent, low-level drug crime who sought commutation of her sentence from President Obama, reducing her life sentence to time served. Before granting her client's petition for executive clemency, President Obama had commuted the sentence of only one other woman during his time in office, who also was a pro bono client of Crowell & Moring.

Sherrie graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in political science in 2001 and earned a M.P.A. from the College of Charleston in 2004, winning the award for outstanding graduate student. Sherrie received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2007, graduating with high honors. While at the University of Connecticut, Sherrie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review.

Before entering private practice, Sherrie served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Connecticut, West Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Awards

  • 2015 Super Lawyers D.C. "Rising Star" in field of Environmental Law
  • 2014 Super Lawyers D.C. "Rising Star" in field of Environmental Law
  • Named to National Law Journal's Pro Bono "Hot List" in 2015


Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Beyond the Buffer Zone: OSM’s Stream Protection Rule," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Kentucky Mineral Law Conference (November 22, 2015). Presenter: Sherrie A. Armstrong.
  • "The WOTUS Rule: What Mining and Oil and Gas Operators Need to Know," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 36th Annual Institute, Amelia Island, FL (June 22, 2015). Presenters: David Chung and Sherrie A. Armstrong
  • "Recent SMCRA Developments and Litigation Update," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 34th Annual Institute (June 18, 2013). Presenters: Thomas (Tim) C. Means and Sherrie A. Armstrong.


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Firm News & Announcements

Nov.24.2015 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Acquires Wind Assets from NRG Energy, Inc.
Oct.27.2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jan.05.2015 Crowell & Moring's Tim Means and Sherrie Armstrong Recognized in National Law Journal's Pro Bono Hot List
Sep.30.2014 Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys