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Sherrie Painter Cannin

Sherie Painter Cannin grew up in West Mifflin, PA and currently lives in North Versailles, PA with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Sherie earned her Juris Doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2004 where she served two years on the Student Bar Association as well as serving one year as the Justice of Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity.

While attending Law School full-time in the evenings, Sherie continued to work full-time during the day as a Paralegal for Pribanic & Pribanic. Throughout her career she has focused on plaintiff’s side of the bar, which Sherie finds most rewarding, seeking to advocate for individuals and families who had in some way been harmed.

Currently, her practice concentrates on civil litigation, with a particular emphasis in medical malpractice; while also specializing in wrongful death, birth injuries, catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, and product liability. She is a compassionate attorney who has a focused passion for helping infants and children who have been injured.

Over the years, Sherie has assisted in many medical malpractice civil jury trials, achieved numerous successful arbitration awards and mediation settlements, and has successfully argued countless pretrial motions in Pennsylvania state court matters.  She has been able to obtain many seven-figure and countless six-figure settlements on behalf of clients on medical negligence cases.  Approximately ninety-five percent of her cases settle prior to trial.

CASE RESULTS

  • $8 million verdict – Wrongful death – bench trial
  • $2.2 million verdict – Defamation / U-5 Defamation / Fraud / Intentional Interference with Contract (second chair)
  • $1.175 million verdict – Automobile Defect / Product Liability / Defective Product – stemming from a defective brake system (second chair)
  • $250,000 verdict – Medical Malpractice – stemming from medical negligence which caused compartment syndrome requiring a fasciotomy to release pressure and subsequent physical therapy (second chair)

Professional Accomplishments

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars 2014.  Considered among the best in their profession, Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of the practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania, age 40 or younger, or in practice for ten years or less.
  • Cambridge Who’s Who, 2009-2010
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity

AREAS OF PRACTICE

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Sherie currently volunteers as the elected Vice President of the Congregation Council for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Versailles, is the Chair of the Finance Committee, and serves as a member of the Social Ministry Committee, Fellowship Committee, and Christian Education Committee. She previously volunteered as the Treasurer for St. John’s from 2009 through 2016, as well as serving as an elected member of their Council while also serving as a member of their Finance Committee and Fellowship Committee.
  • Sherie also currently volunteers for the East Allegheny School District, Logan Elementary School in North Versailles where she creates and writes the monthly PTO newsletter and serves as an elected member of the PTO Board as the Recording Secretary.
  • Sherie previously served as a volunteer mentor for two years in the CLAAY program at the McKeesport Area High School, and also volunteered at Woman’s Place in McKeesport for one year.

EDUCATION

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. – 1997
    • Major: Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Community College of Allegheny County – 1993
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Paralegal Studies

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Pribanic & Pribanic (1994 – 2004), Paralegal

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity
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