Torri E. Sherlin
Torri E. Sherlin
Associate, San Diego
Formerly: Server, Hostess at Austin Country Club, Texas
  • B.A., Behavioral Sciences, Concordia University Texas, cum laude;
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law.

I am competitive, a foodie, and an explorer at heart, so it is only natural that I’ve found my legal niche in hospitality law. I found my home in the hospitality industry when I was in college in Austin, Texas, where I worked at Austin Country Club as a hostess and bartender. I loved every aspect of my job at Austin Country Club, and I knew working in hospitality was something I’d like to be involved in as I continued my professional career. Luckily, I found a home after graduation at The University of Texas Golf Club, working the front desk, and assisting in membership and events. From time to time, I’d even get the opportunity to bartend on the golf course, which I always loved doing, because it gave me an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and interact with members in a relaxed and fun environment.

My experience at both Austin Country Club and UT Golf Club provided me a strong foundation for my legal career in the hospitality industry, as I understand the devotion and passion for service that makes a hospitality business successful.

As I mentioned above, I am competitive. This stems from my background as a competitive athlete. In college, I was fortunate to participate in three NCAA sports, as a member of Concordia University’s soccer, cross country and track teams. I ended my athletic campaign at Concordia with a team conference championship, regional rankings and individual all-conference awards. My coaches consistently characterized me as tenacious and that tenacity has propelled me throughout my athletic endeavors as well as in my professional career. As an attorney, I bring that same tenacity to my legal practice – whether I am scouring legal authority to find a solution to a client’s unique issue or advocating on behalf of my client on paper or in the courtroom.