New leadership and vision for South Florida’s Caribbean Bar Association

FT. LAUDERDALE – Meet Sherylle Gordon, the petite and feisty litigator and current president of the Caribbean Bar Association.

Since arriving in South Florida in 2004 from Michigan, Sherylle has been very active in the CBA while balancing the responsibilities of a demanding career and family life.

Sherylle credits her parents for her drive and motivation, which were instilled at an early age while growing up in Jamaica. Her mother, a full time teacher and student at the Jamaica School of Drama always found time to mentor and provide assistance to students, relatives and friends. Her father, a Presbyterian minister and social worker in Jamaica and Detroit remains tireless in serving his community.

Sherylle Gordon
Sherylle graduated from Wolmers Girl’s school and attended Wayne State University in Detroit where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors and her Juris Doctor. Sherylle practices primarily in the areas of commercial and product liability litigation, and has successfully defended her clients in state and federal courts nationwide.

Sherylle’s vision for the CBA is two-fold — to get the organization more involved in the community, and to provide business and professional development opportunities for CBA members. To effectuate this vision, Sherylle is currently working with the CBA’s board, community and business leaders and several universities to create strategic partnerships. These partnerships will allow the CBA to provide relevant information and services to Caribbean nationals living and working in South and Central Florida; maintain a substantial scholarship fund to increase the educational opportunities for many of our talented young people in high school and college; and provide a forum for CBA members to develop professionally while giving back to the communities they serve. “My vision is a simple one. The Caribbean community, if we join forces, can be a phenomenal engine for political, economical and social growth and prosperity for all involved. I look forward to the challenge!”

Sherylle lives in Weston with her husband and son.

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