Sherrell L. Dandy spent most of her career fighting for victims as a state and federal prosecutor. A Philadelphia native, Dandy began her career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where she worked in several positions, including serving as an assistant supervisor of more than 30 attorneys in the Homicide and Non-Fatal Shooting Unit.
Dandy investigated and approved homicide-related search warrants and charges, using forensic evidence, forensic cell phone and data collection, and other investigative tools. Dandy tried approximately 50 major felony and homicide jury trials during her eight years at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Dandy joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Roanoke, Va., as assistant U.S. attorney in 2017. During her tenure, she led investigations and prosecuted various crimes.
In 2022, Dandy was named to the Pennsylvania Forty Under 40 selected by City & State Pennsylvania, a multi-media news firm that features “up-and-comers” who have the shared goal of improving the lives of citizens in the commonwealth. The group includes those from a variety of professions, including government, business and union officials, politicians, a professor and a pastor.
In addition to her time fighting for crime victims as a prosecutor, Dandy worked with the professional liability defense group at a private law firm and published an article titled “Telemedicine and the Potential for Liability” in Family Practice News in February 2015.
Immediately prior to joining Kline & Specter, Dandy worked briefly with a major insurer defending auto and premises liability cases.
Dandy earned her bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and her law degree from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she was a member of the Inaugural National Trial Team and was the first student to be both a member of the National Trial Team and National Moot Court Board.
She won several awards for excellence in trial and appellate advocacy, including the Best Trial Advocacy Student Performance Award, the Best Oralist Award at the John J. Gibbons National Moot Court Competition, Moot Court Best Oral Advocate Award, the Pro-Bono Service Award and the Kline & Specter Trial Advocacy Award.
Dandy is an adjunct professor at Kline Law, where she teaches Introduction to Trial Advocacy.
She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Dandy is an elected executive board member of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia and serves as a leader of a community development ministry at Epiphany Fellowship Church.