Miranda Cherkas Sherrill is an associate with Schaerr | Jaffe specializing in social issues and election law. Miranda joined Schaerr | Jaffe from Jones Day’s DC office, where she counseled and represented Fortune 500 companies, emerging financial institutions, and individuals in federal litigation and appeals, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Before practicing, she completed two clerkships, first in her home state for Justice Carla Wong McMillian of the Supreme Court of Georgia, and then for Judge Ryan D. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
A 2020 graduate of BYU’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law, Miranda earned the Order of the Coif and was a member of the law review. Her student note was awarded Best Student Paper in the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards by Concurrences and BYU Law’s John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Writing. She is a former JRCLS Religious Liberty Fellow and helped draft merits briefs and petitions for certiorari as part of the Schaerr | Jaffe U.S. Supreme Court Clinic. She also interned with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for Judge Thomas B. Griffith, the Utah Supreme Court for Justice Thomas R. Lee, and the Asia Area General Counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Miranda was a management board member for the International Center for Law and Religion and received the Student Bar Association President’s Award for service to the law school.
Miranda maintains an active pro bono practice, including successfully representing a Rwandan refugee who secured asylum, seeking restitution for victims of sex trafficking, and in appeals as appointed counsel in the Fourth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits. Miranda is conversational in Mandarin.