“Don’t tell yourself no,” says Cheryl Davis. Cheryl has been winning arguments since she was a child, as her father would always tell her. That’s how she knew she was destined to be a lawyer. One important piece of advice she learned from her father was never to doubt yourself or tell yourself no. Ask for what you want and find a way to get it.
Cheryl has also learned to navigate the challenges of being a woman of color in the courtroom, and the profession at large. For example, in her first summary judgment motion - which she went on to win - opposing counsel overlooked her as plaintiff’s counsel. But as Cheryl says, “when people look at me and don’t recognize my profession or who I am, I just make it clear to them.”
Check out the video below to hear Cheryl talk about finding her path, conquering adversity, and last but not least, her television favorites.