The Axelrod Firm, PC is a four-attorney Philadelphia law firm helping individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations with their commercial, employment, appellate, and bodily injury / product liability lawsuit, real estate, and estate planning needs.
The Axelrod Firm is certified as a woman-owned business by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and is a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).
At The Axelrod Firm, we get to know our clients - who they are as people, their businesses, their goals, their concerns, and their interests. We listen to what they want and work together to develop a strategy aimed at maximizing results. Every step we take thereafter is designed to effectuate that strategy, and is done in consultation with our clients. Throughout the process, we demonstrate our commitment to our clients' success. That is why our clients are our best source of repeat business.
Sheryl L. Axelrod, Esquire, the Firm’s founder, previously worked at Blank Rome, LLP. One of her David versus Goliath commercial defense victories was published in "Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review and Analysis,” which covers the most significant state verdicts. Two of her briefs have been published. At the Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s request, she appeared on public television as a leading speaker on “Pennsylvania Appellate Practice.” Sheryl has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past 4 years in a row, and this year, will be recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania.
In addition to providing outstanding representation, The Axelrod Firm engages in philanthropy and community service. Sheryl Axelrod is the President of the Temple Law Alumni Association. Before becoming President, she was awarded TLAA's Distinguished Service Award. In 2010, she accepted the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s appointment to a 3-year term on the Commission on Judicial Selection’s Investigative Division, to investigate those seeking to be elected as judges.
For 4 years, Sheryl volunteered time while practicing law to coaching high school mock trial teams. She co-coached Overbrook High School’s Mock Trial Team, an inner-city, minority team, to a state semifinal championship.
Practice Areas: ? Commercial Litigation ? Product Liability ? Bodily Injury ? Appeals ? Employment Law ? Real Estate Litigation ? Transactional ? Zoning
The Axelrod Firm, PC / The Beasley Building / 1125 Walnut Street / Philadelphia, PA 19107 www.theaxelrodfirm.com Direct Dial: 215.461.1768 / Fax: 215.238.1779 / Cell: 267.918.4526 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl L. Axelrod is the President of The Axelrod Firm, PC in Philadelphia. She focuses on business and the bottom line providing strategic, results-driven advice and representation in employment, general and product liability, commercial, and appellate matters. She was named one of the 2012 Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Two of her briefs have been published. One of her trials, a commercial defense victory, was published in "Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis" which catalogs the most significant state verdicts.
Sheryl appeared on public television as a leading speaker on “Pennsylvania Appellate Practice.” She is counsel to The Salvation Army, as well as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association local counsel in Pennsylvania.
Sheryl previously worked at Blank Rome handling some of the largest and most complex cases. Sheryl graduated from Brandeis Cum Laude in Economics. She graduated from Temple Law School after winning the Polsky Moot Court Competition. She clerked for the Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss, an award winning jurist, before practicing law at Blank Rome. She was appointed by the Chancellor a member of the Investigative Division of the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention where she has led teams of investigations.
Sheryl is committed to diversity and inclusion. She is the President of the Temple Law Alumni Association, the 4th female to hold the post in TLAA’s nearly 100 year history. She founded TLAA’s Women’s Initiative, launching, for the first time ever, programming for female graduates, and TLAA’s Diversity Committee, through which she is creating equally new programming designed for the benefit of minority graduates.
Sheryl founded both TLAA’s Diversity Leadership Award and TLAA’s Women’s Champion Award. She also appointed women to open TLAA officer positions.
Sheryl regularly publishes in the diversity and inclusion space. Her article, "The Dollars and Sense of Diversity," was the July-August 2012 cover story of The Pennsylvania Lawyer. Her latest piece, "The Case for Diversifying Your Firm's Leadership," was published in The Legal Intelligencer.
Sheryl is the Chair of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Dodd-Frank Ad Hoc Committee. She is engaged in expanding opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses nationwide, speaking to the Directors of the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion of the federal financial regulatory agencies in charge of the fiscal health of the country.
Sheryl mentors a number of female lawyers. She spent 4 years coaching high school mock trial teams. She now speaks at an at-risk school with one of her former mock trial team students, talking to young people about the importance of getting the best education possible. In recognition of her sphere of influence and community leadership activities, Sheryl was accepted into the Forum of Executive Women.