Attorney Sherri VanTassel is a 1985 graduate of Jefferson Technical College, a 1990 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and a 1994 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law. She is licensed in the state and federal courts of West Virginia and the U.S. Supreme Court; with pending admissions to Ohio and Pennsylvania. Sherri heads Toriseva Law’s domestic law section.
The majority of Sherri’s legal career was as in-house counsel for several large companies and institutions in the area and therefore has an extensive business and corporate background, but her passion is domestic relations and services to youth. She is certified as a Guardian Ad Litem for family law and abuse/neglect in Ohio and West Virginia; is active in county and state 4-H; was a founding member of Harmony House Children’s Advocacy Center; and volunteers with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office on special project including the Explorer youth program, Citizen’s Academy, Crime Stoppers Upper Ohio Valley and raising money for the K-9 Division.
Sherri and her daughter own and show American Quarter Horses, manage a large farm in Harrison County, Ohio and loves animals of shapes and sizes. Sherri is “Aunt Sherri” to kids and now adults around the Ohio Valley because she always made time to pay it forward for the support she got from her mentors. A widow, Sherri shares her beloved stepdaughters with their mother in a strong and mutually supportive relationship. “I joined Toriseva Law because of the atmosphere of strength, tenacity, and zealousness for the clients we represent and the causes that we fight for. It’s important to be able to meet every client where they are in their struggle and help get them to a better place.”
– She and her daughter have a horse farm, own, and show American Quarter Horses on a local, regional, and national level
– She is actively involved in youth programs including 4-H and Explorers
– She is a volunteer Outreach Coordinator for Belmont County Sheriff’s Office working on behalf of their office on community outreach and youth programs
– She worked at least full-time while attending college for all her degrees
– She and her daughter are avid gun enthusiasts and shoot handguns, shotguns, and rifles
– She is a strong supporter of law enforcement and is active in FOPA Lodge #13
– She was the first person in her family to attend college
– Her favorite sports are equestrian and boxing