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Cheryl J. Allerton concentrates her practice in litigation, including commercial litigation, equine law, animal law, landlord/tenant, agricultural law, alternative dispute resolution, and general business law.  As a Chancellor’s Scholar, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh; and received her law degree from Duquesne University, where she was a member of the Duquesne University Law Review.  Cheryl is a certified mediator, offering evaluative, transformative and facilitative mediation services.  In addition, Cheryl was certified as a collaborative law professional by the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania in 2011.  Cheryl is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. 


Prior to her relocation to Berks County in 1996, Cheryl practiced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with an insurance defense law firm.  Cheryl is a member of the Pennsylvania and Berks County Bar Associations, and a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators.  In addition, she is a member of the American College of Equine Attorneys.  Presently, Cheryl serves on the board of Berks Equine Council, an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the equine industry in Berks County, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Board for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  She has also served on the Penn State-Berks County Cooperative Extension Board, and is an avid horse enthusiast.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    22 years
  2. Agriculture: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
    22 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%

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1100 Berkshire Boulevard
Suite 301
Wyomissing, PA, 19610


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Review, MemberDuquesne University1990
Chancellor's ScholarUniversity of Pittsburgh1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHartman Howe Allerton & Shurr1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Animal Rescue League of Berks CountyMember2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Council of MediatorsMember2011 - Present
American College of Equine AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Berks Equine CouncilPresident2004 - Present
Berks County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1994 - 1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghRhetoric and CommunicationsOther - BachelorsN/A
Duquesne UniversityLawJuris Doctor, Law ReviewN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Horse Expo - Delaware Valley CollegeEquine Law2009
Horse Owners WorkshopEquine Liability Law2008
Horse Owners WorkshopEquine Law2008
Educational SeriesEquine Law2007
Educational ForumThe Equine Activity Liability Law2007
Educational forumEquine Law2007
Berks Equine Council Education SeriesEquine Liability Issues2007
Horse Owners WorkshopEquine liability law2006