Gerald J. Williams
Awards & Honors
Sherri L. Eyer concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights, employment discrimination and products liability.
Raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania, she graduated cum laude from the University of Miami (FL) with degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She graduated from The Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University in 1996, where she served as Notes Editor of the Dickinson Law Review and was an award-winning student in both trial and appellate advocacy.
After law school, Ms. Eyer served as a Teaching Assistant at Northeastern University, where she taught undergraduates in the areas of criminal and constitutional law. She received her Master’s Degree in Criminology in 1997, while graduating with Highest Honors.
Ms. Eyer was an Assistant District Attorney in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, where she successfully prosecuted a wide range of cases, including homicides and major felonies. She and two of her colleagues formed the Office’s first Special Victim’s Unit, where she prosecuted rapes, child abuse cases and homicides involving child victims. Ms. Eyer was also called upon to prosecute some of the most challenging and high profile cases in the office, including Commonwealth v. Christopher Scaggs (rape conviction of a police officer who raped a woman while on duty); Commonwealth v. Kim Qui Thi Vo (first degree murder conviction of a gambling-addicted woman who murdered her elderly husband for money); Commonwealth v. Henry Jalbuena (first successful prosecution in Delaware County of an internet sexual predator); and Commonwealth v. Thomas Lee Payne (dubbed the "Cornfield Stalker," defendant convicted of multiple counts of Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault after abducting four crack-addicted women over several days).
Since entering private practice, Ms. Eyer has used her experience as a prosecutor in building a successful criminal defense and civil rights practice. In 2006, she and Williams Cuker Berezofsky attorney Andy Erba obtained a verdict of $400,000 in the matter of C.E. v. Springfield School District, representing a mentally ill child who was assaulted on a school bus. She has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star in both 2006 and 2007 in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights. She has also represented victims of pharmaceutical giants, tobacco companies and large corporations, and has safeguarded the rights of employees against discrimination and harassment.
Ms. Eyer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, as well as U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. She has tried cases in a multitude of county courts across Pennsylvania. She also has significant appellate experience, and has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court numerous times.