Cheryl Farrish is an associate attorney with the Certa Law Group, P.C. in Seattle, where her practice focuses exclusively on representing injured individuals. She handles a wide range of injury cases, from automobile accidents to complex construction injury cases. Cheryl was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. As with many Hawaii natives, she was raised in a diverse family that includes Filipino, Scottish, Irish, and Native Hawaiian ancestry. She relocated to Seattle in 1998 to attend Seattle University and pursue her dream of living in a “big city.” Cheryl graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (magna cum laude) in 2002.
While attending college, Cheryl worked for a Seattle-based personal injury firm, first as a file clerk and then gradually working her way up to the position of senior litigation paralegal. After graduation, Cheryl spent three more years working as a personal injury paralegal, where learned how to work cases from the ground up. When she started reading court rule books on her free time, she knew it was time to apply to law school. In 2005, Cheryl was accepted to the Seattle University School of Law, where she was recognized on the Dean’s List and as a King County Bar Foundation Scholar. She earned these honors while working full time and attending law school at night. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law (magna cum laude) in 2009.
Currently, Cheryl is excited to be representing clients at trial and arbitration in forums around Western Washington. She is passionate about representing the “little guy” against large corporations and insurance companies. She is also committed to increasing the diversity of the legal profession. Cheryl serves on the Board of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington and is actively involved in the Washington State Association for Justice, where she sits on both the Diversity and the New Member Committees. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Trial News, a monthly publication for plaintiffs’ attorneys. Cheryl is admitted to practice in Washington and before the United States District Court – Western District of Washington. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young sons.