CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Christopher Sherwood, an attorney from Sheridan, has received a 2018 Pro Bono Award for Community Service. Angie Dorsch, Executive Director at Equal Justice Wyoming, presented the award last week during the Bar’s Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference in Laramie, Wyoming.
The nomination for the award was submitted by Equal Justice Wyoming.
Sherwood has volunteered his time to coordinate Sheridan County volunteers to staff the Volunteer Reference Attorney Program in the Sheridan County District Courthouse. “His leadership is an integral part of the program’s success,” said Dorsch. “Sherwood is as an advocate for those who could not otherwise afford representation and by providing legal information and instruction on filling out forms and answering questions about the court system helps litigants, local judges and court clerks.”
Sherwood grew up in Long Island, New York, and has lived in several eastern states, but always had his eye on the mountain west. He is an owner and director of a family-run manufacturing company, and before attending law school at the University of Wyoming, he worked in both the financial and trust department industries. During law school, he published a comment for the Wyoming Law Review and sat on the editorial board.
Sherwood graduated with honors in May of 2013 and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Before joining Yonkee & Toner, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Thomas T.C. Campbell in Cheyenne.
Sherwood is an attorney with Yonkee & Toner, LLP, in Sheridan. He mainly practices in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration and has a passion for being of service in his community. He serves on two not-for-profit boards, regularly speaks to the public on estate planning topics, spearheads the Volunteer Reference Attorney program in Sheridan and regularly participates in other pro bono activities.