Torri Sherlin brings a lifelong passion for the outdoors to Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group in San Diego. Joining our Ecolawyers unit in 2018, Ms. Sherlin shares her enthusiasm for safeguarding the environment by representing numerous California counties in their claims against negligent utility companies for their role in the devastating wildfires that scorched so much of California in 2017. Ms. Sherlin is a member of the Baron & Budd team that has resolved more than $1.385 billion for public entities in wildfire claims over the past two years. Most recently, Ms. Sherlin resolved wildfire claims on behalf of 23 public entities that suffered losses as a result of the 2017 Thomas fire, the associated Montecito debris flows, and the 2018 Woolsey fire with Southern California Edison for $360 million.
Torri Sherlin’s ardent drive to protect the environment fuels the enthusiasm with which she strives to get results for our clients. Ms. Sherlin’s niche is in public entity representation, which is a natural fit as several members of her family dedicated their careers to public entities, most notably her father, for the county of San Diego for more than 40 years, and her mother, for the San Diego Unified School District for more than 30 years.
Continuing this rich heritage of public advocacy, Torri Sherlin is proud to be a member of the team that has resolved more than $1.385 billion on behalf of large public entities, including Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Flood Control District, Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles, Ventura County, Ventura County Watershed Protection, Ventura County Fire Protection District, the cities off Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Santa Rosa, Chico, Santa Barbara and San Buenaventura, Conejo Recreation and Park District, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency, the counties of Napa, Sonoma, Calaveras, Butte and Santa Barbara, the Town of Paradise, Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Protection District. Ms. Sherlin also represents and has successfully resolved the claims of numerous fire districts, water districts, community associations and special parks districts.
In addition, Ms. Sherlin represents numerous school districts in litigation against JUUL Labs, Inc., the leading e-cigarette manufacturer, for creating an epidemic of youth vaping that has infiltrated schools across the nation, impeding student learning and putting the health and safety of students at risk. Ms. Sherlin represents Los Angeles Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District, Anaheim Elementary School District and the Compton Unified School District, among many others, in fighting this epidemic. She cares deeply for the future of the environment and the future of our next generation, and is dedicated to “Protecting What’s Right” for our children and the ecosystem.
The steadfast determination Torri Sherlin now brings to protecting the environment once drove her competitive spirit as a college athlete. Ms. Sherlin competed in the women’s soccer, cross country and track teams at Concordia University in Austin, Texas, concluding her athletic campaign with a conference championship, regional rankings and individual all-conference awards. Ms. Sherlin’s coaches consistently characterized her as tenacious. That dogged persistence now propels her dedication to providing top quality legal representation to the communities and public entities she represents at Baron & Budd. In her free time, Ms. Sherlin enjoys hiking and exploring new places with her husband and yellow lab, Mookie.