Sherri Sturgeon


3555 Stanford Rd
Suite #208
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone: (970) 893-8857

Sherri Sturgeon

Immigration Attorney

Sherri was born and raised in Colorado Springs, making her a rare native Coloradan. She attended University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her love of travel and different cultures, along with her passion for teaching, led her to South Korea following graduation where she taught English and Literature for three years before returning to her home state to work in the finance and non-profit sectors.

From a young age Sherri felt called to make an impact and influence the world in a positive way, traveling first to Egypt, then Jordan, and later Cambodia and India, engaging in humanitarian aid work. In each of these places she continually saw injustice fester in the darkest corners and recognized mere aid was insufficient. She embarked upon her legal journey in 2017, when she began her Masters in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Malibu, California, followed by law school at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While pursuing these degrees, Sherri engaged in various internships engaging with populations otherwise overlooked and disregarded, such as persons with disabilities in North Korea, children aging out of foster care in Southeast Virginia, and those indefinitely on pre-trial detention in Uganda . She additionally interned with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas where she saw firsthand the horrors perpetrated by Title 42 and the Migrant Protection Protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic. She quickly recognized that the dark corners she desired to bring light to were not necessarily far across the world, but right here at home.

Upon completion of her law degree and her Masters of Dispute Resolution, Sherri worked for Pepperdine law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution as an Associate Director for Student and Professional Engagement and as an adjunct professor. Upon admission to the D.C. Bar, Sherri started a solo immigration practice, committed to advocating for the rights of immigrants in a humane and just manner, hoping to advocate for light in this dark space. With her areas of focus on family immigration issues, such as immediate relative petitions, fiancé visas, and naturalization, as well as humanitarian visas, such as VAWA, U Visas, T visas, and affirmative asylum cases, Sherri took on pro bono cases in support of organizations throughout the U.S. fighting for a just and equitable immigration system. Sherri’s greatest passion is helping immigrants navigate their way through the complex and often dark U.S. immigration system and advocating for immigrants to be treated with dignity and compassion. In addition to be a member of the D.C. Bar, Sherri is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Sherri is additionally passionate about dispute resolution as a form of access to justice, putting the power to resolve a dispute in the hands of the parties with the facilitation of a third-party neutral. As an adjunct professor with Pepperdine’s Mediation Clinic, she guides and supervises students in the Los Angeles Superior Court system, mediating small claims disputes, as well as civil harassment restraining orders, and various community disputes. She additionally supervises students mediating civil rights violations on behalf of the Los Angeles Civil, Human Rights, and Equity Department. As a member of the Southern California Mediators Association, Sherri has spoken at conferences and events for seasoned and aspiring mediators. She further serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles-based Center for Conflict Resolution.

Sherri and her husband, Shane, currently reside in Southern California, with their two Korean dogs, Hana and Haru. As avid travelers (and BIG coffee fans), on any given weekend you can find them sipping the local roast on the beach in Malibu, or searching for the best brew in another corner of the world.

Areas Of Practice

Immigration, family-based immigration, adjustment of status, victims of abuse or violence, asylum, citizenship, and naturalization

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia (Washington DC)

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Southern California Mediators Association (SCMA)


Regent University, Virginia Beach

  • Juris Doctorate

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  • Psychology Bachelors

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

  • Masters in Dispute Resolution
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