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Barbara Lynn Sherer

Family Attorney at Edwardsville, IL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Barbara Sherer, Barb Sherer

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanor, Felony, Juvenile, DUI, DCFS Investigations

    30 years

  3. Mediation

    15 years

  4. Real estate

    30 years

  5. Wills and living wills

    30 years


Established in 1993

Sherer Law Offices is sincerely committed to a mission of protecting and representing our clients with unmatched integrity and legal advocacy in the Metro East area. Barbara Sherer, attorney at law, has more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer and is backed by a team of outstanding professionals. Our firm has handled more than 2,500 legal cases and countless real estate transactions with absolute precision and diligence. We primarily practice in the areas of divorce, family law, civil law and real estate law, with vast experience in many other areas as well. 

Barbara practices in Madison, St. Clair, Macoupin, Bond, Montgomery, Jersey, Clinton, Fayette, and Sangamon Counties.


Barbara Sherer

Barbara has been practicing law in the St. Louis Metro East area for over 25 years, concentrating in the areas of family law, real estate law, criminal defense and general civil practice.

She completed both her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During law school, she clerked on the Court of Appeals in Eastern Missouri and worked at a personal injury law firm.

After graduating, she worked at the Law Firm of Lucco, Brown, and Mudge in Edwardsville, Illinois. Additionally, Barbara was the lead attorney in the Domestic Violence/Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office for over 2 years.

Barbara opened her own practice in Edwardsville, Illinois in April, 1993. Her practice encompasses being in-house-counsel for Abstracts and Titles, a position she has held for almost 25 years.

Barb volunteers at several philanthropic organizations in the community, including being a member of the board of the Edwardsville Arts Center.

While Barbara projects a confident and assertive attitude in the courtroom, her instinctual approach in cases is to attempt a settlement. Her many years of experience have taught her that parties are infinitely happier if they make the decision about the resolution of a case themselves instead of having a Judge decide.


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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Barb Sherer
I am very grateful that Barb Sherer represented me in my case. A divorce is already an emotional path to navigate, but I found myself in a very ugly divorce proceeding. There seemed to be no cooperation from the other party, and I felt as if the case was maliciously being drug out by the other party, to my detriment, as if it were a game to the other party or that I was being "punished" by the other party, for whatever reason. However, this was not a game. This was my life. Barb was there to handle every situation that arose, and she did not back down. She kept pushing forward with my case, despite the numerous obstacles, including but not limited to lack of cooperation from the other party. From the moment that I retained Barb, I truly say that she had my best interests at heart. She was with me through it all, including across the finish line. I don't know where I would have been without Barb and her office. I don't wish this on anyone, but if you find yourself in need of an attorney, who will zealously work for you and your best interests, call Barb Sherer. I'm so thankful that I did.
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Posted by Nicole | October 13, 2021
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Professionalism at its best.
I have used Barb for two different matters now, and I would highly recommend her and her associates to anyone who is in need of legal assistance. Barb is nothing but upfront, honest and extremely professional. She does not waste any of your time and she sets realistic expectations for your case. During my consultation she had created a very formidable plan and was ready to put into action with my approval. I never once felt like she would not fight for what was fair and just for me and my case. I’ve heard of many other lawyers doing the bare minimum and putting together generic decrees that do not protect their clients interests entirely, this is not the case with Barb. She makes sure all things are covered and that you, as the client, are taken care of.
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Posted by Will | March 19, 2021
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Client-Care and Professionalism
I felt the need to switch legal counsel was because I had previously experienced both poor communication regarding expectations, and underhanded fees. I was thankful to get to engage with a firm like Sherer Law because I felt personally heard, perceived a balance of professionalism and candor, with services offered at an affordable price during what ended up being one of the most tumultuous times of my life. This organization is one who is willing to provide quality service while holding themselves to a standard that puts their clientele first in all ways. Most impressively, when they made a minor error, they took it upon themselves to own and remedy it at no additional cost to me. That showed me they care about ME, not a bottom line and that's a huge deal. It's without reservation that I recommend Sherer Law.
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Posted by Jarveese | December 16, 2020
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Experienced Law Office
Barb has an excellent team of experienced lawyers that know how to get the job done. I have been through several lawyers over the past 14 years and I never received anything but the minimum court requirements. Every other weekend and alternate holidays. As a father and a black man I became very discouraged, however I decided to give it one more shot. Last year I hired Sherer law offices. I initially met with Barb who was very knowledgeable and honest about what she could do. My case was eventually assigned to Brittany Elliot. I feel like she took all of the proper steps with out wasting time or money . She had a clear plan for my trial and executed it perfectly . I was granted joint custody of my son and allowed to have my son switch schools and use my home address. I never thought I would get this far but with Sherer Law office I was able to be treated as an equal parent . I would definitely recommend Sherer law office for all of your custody matters.
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Posted by Marianela | January 21, 2019
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Relocation / Appeal
I hired Barbara Sherer in the fall 2014 to handle my removal / relocation case. Not only did she take my case but she also tidied up loose ends from my divorce that did not get done from another firm. One of the qualities I respect most about Barb is she is tell you like it is kind of woman. There is no false promises or guarantees. She is firm she gave me the best advice on how to handle my case with my children and also made it crystal clear what not to do. She is very detailed and has a staff that supports her that is exceptional as well. Due to my divorce with another lawyer I had been in the court room a few times already. When you see Barbara in court it is hard not to have your mouth drop open. Her presence and due diligence is impeccable. I also feel it is important to add she is an amazing dresser and when she is before a Judge it is really hard not to smile because she is that good in everything she prepares for. She is not a lawyer to waste your time or the courts with long speeches she makes her point clearly and is beyond impressive with your case. Barbara takes your win as her own she will fight for you tooth and nail but you have to take her advice and do what she asks of you. She is always thinking 5 steps ahead of what can or can not happen. Barbara won my relocation case in the District level which allowed me to move to be with my husband out of state and take my children with me. We had many obstacles and it did take a few years but she never waivered she continued to see the bigger picture and guided me the whole way. We had a grueling 3 day trial and in conclusion she cried with me when we won. Once that process was over and I moved out of state my ex husband filed an appeal with the Appealate court. I was pretty devestated and worried our verdict could be over turned. Again I hired Barbara to fight for me in the appeal she made no promises, besides we do have a strong case and I will do my very best. I felt very confident with her also knowing it was not her first time in the appealate courts. She knew how to do what needed to be done and kept track of all the dead lines and I was apprised continously of how things were going. After about 5 months the verdict came in our case it was affirmed we won again. Barbara is just so meticulous with details and research. Her staff is very timely in getting back to you with phone calls or emails you will never sit around wondering did they forget about me or what is going on with my case. That is a huge piece of mind when you are trying to go on with your life and not stress over everything that could be missed. I highly recommend Barbara Sherer.
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Posted by Dave | November 18, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Barb and her staff are very skilled at family law. Felt very comfortable with the process from start to finish.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • Sherer Law Offices
  • 1993 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Madison County State's Attorney
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Lucco, Brown, and Mudge
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Law Clerk
  • Missouri Court Of Appeals Eastern District
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Research Assistant
  • Washington University School Of Law
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Law Clerk
  • Carr, Korein, Kunin, Schlicter, Montroy and Brennan
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Services of Western Montana
  • 1985 - 1985
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Appeals Court Lets Mother Keep Son Out Of State
  • Favorable for client


  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Lex Cordis Corditas Award
  • Catholic Charities Legal Services
  • 2018

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Edwardsville Family Lawyer Barbara Lynn Sherer
Barbara Lynn Sherer
Family Attorney
Edwardsville, IL
Licensed for 33 years