Sherry is the Managing Attorney at Neal & Wright LLC. She is widely recognized as an expert on Title IV-E adoption assistance benefits and has been a regular speaker on this topic, both in Georgia and nationally, for more than twenty years. Over the course of her career, Sherry has assisted close to 500 families with strengthening their families through adoption, helped adult adoptees gain access to their adoption records and original birth certificates, and guided hundreds of adoptive parents through the process of obtaining adoption subsidies and Medicaid. Sherry has recently limited her practice to serving as the managing partner for the firm.
As an outgrowth of her adoption practice and because of her commitment to Georgia’s adoptive families, Sherry founded the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers, Inc., and was the Charter President of that organization. She was also a Fellow in the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (///A), which awarded her the Amy Silberberg Award in 2017 in recognition of her work on issues involving the Title IV-E adoption subsidy, grandparents raising grandchildren, and children in foster care. Through ///A, Sherry served a term as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Family Formation Charitable Trust.
After more than two decades assisting families with adoption matters, Sherry has earned a Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina and currently works as the school librarian at David T. Howard Middle School. She brings her passion for reading and her love of young people to the field of education and finds great satisfaction in working with the tweens and teens at her school. You can follow her library adventures in her “bookstagram” on Instagram: @LibrarySherryATL.
Sherry graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College, where she majored in biology, minored in philosophy, played soccer, and sang in the Washboard Band. Sherry is proud that, in 2004, Wesleyan College named her Outstanding Young Alumna, an award given from time to time to an alumna who has provided unique service to or had a special impact on her profession, her community, or Wesleyan. She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was a member of the Women Law Students Association and the Georgia Law Review (and had a whole lot of fun and met her husband and law partner). Most recently she graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Masters degree and was inducted into Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society for her scholastic achievement and leadership potential.
Sherry’s partner in life and work is Daniel S. Wright. They and their children make their home in the Lake Claire neighborhood of Atlanta. In addition to spending time with her daughter and son, Sherry’s personal interests include reading, walking (especially in the Olmsted Linear Parks), travel, writing, and riding the occasional roller coaster. She also volunteers regularly with the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, Lake Claire Neighbors, and Clifton Sanctuary Ministries.