United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals of Ontario
American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
New York State Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Atlanta Victims Assistance, Inc. – Board Member
Smyrna Business Association – Member
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation – Volunteer
Jubilee Christian Church International – Volunteer
Sheri Oluyemi is a labor and employment attorney who helps management and professionals solve employment law-related problems.
Over the past ten years, Sheri has gained education and experience representing employers and professionals in all manner of workplace-related disputes. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Communications with a minor in International Relations and Global Politics from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She graduated Magna Cum Laude. Following this, she earned a Juris Doctor (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, Canada -- its premier and most prestigious law school. She immediately became licensed to practice law.
Sheri began her practice of law as an Associate at a boutique labor and employment law firm representing exclusively management in collective bargaining; labor rights and interest arbitration; workers compensation; and, occupational health and safety. She also learned to use employment law to assist management in meeting its business objectives while remaining compliant in a heavily employee-friendly environment.
Upon relocation to the United States, Sheri was admitted to the bars of New York State and Georgia. She worked as a contract attorney for various law firms and companies, including Fortune 100 ranked, Coca-Cola NA at its international headquarters here in Atlanta, GA.
In 2017, the Law Office of Sheri Oluyemi, LLC was founded. In that capacity, Sheri assists micro to medium-sized business owners in ongoing compliance with ever-changing employment law by drafting and implementing sound human resource policies, employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In the event her clients are accused of running afoul of the law, Sheri provides defense services in arbitration and litigation for matters such as whistleblower, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. In the mix, Sheri routinely represents private and public sector professionals in federal and state litigation, formal and informal settlement negotiations, and before federal government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB).
Recently, Sheri became affiliated with Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, P.C. As Of Counsel in its Occupational Safety and Health and Wage and Hour group, she provides OSHA defense services in heavily regulated sectors such as poultry processing and construction.
Though Sheri has enjoyed living in Addis Ababa, Belgrade, Lagos, Abuja, Ottawa, and Toronto, she loves being at her Smyrna home with her collection of unique cacti, her husband Wole, and two children, Ore and Tiwa.
Defeated executive-level employee’s complaint for unpaid bonus and accrued but unused paid time off brought against a medium-sized Atlanta tech firm in arbitration.
Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for an employer whose employee lied on job application thus perpetrating a fraud on the corporation.
Obtained Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “no cause” finding of pregnancy discrimination alleged against supply chain company client in a Northwestern US jurisdiction.
Negotiated quick and beneficial settlements for wage and hour claims against restaurants and other service industry companies.
Obtained Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “cause” finding of racial discrimination for employee client against an international corporation represented by “Big Law”.
Conducted comprehensive wage and hour audits for a marketing agency and other service industries to withstand judicial scrutiny.
Won reinstatement and hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay, compensatory damages, and attorney’s fees after 2 years of illegal termination of federal employee client’s employment.
“I entrusted my business and personal affairs with Mrs. Oluyemi and she was outstanding. Very professional attorney, I am not sure my business would have survived without Mrs. Oluyemi. She is a top-notch small business and employment attorney.”
“Sheri is very professional, articulate, and passionate about law. She is a very sharp attorney that knows her stuff and gets results. I highly recommend her for any of your legal needs.”
“Small businesses in northwest Atlanta should be considering Sheri Oluyemi for their entire basket of employment law needs. She is an effective attorney who offers a subscription service that provides peace of mind that you have all of your employment needs handled, at a predictable and attractive price structure.”
“I will be forever grateful for the work that Sheri put into my case. She was supportive, professional, and honest. She understands the law and will provide you with her honest take on your case. She was transparent in that I knew what to expect. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case.”
Juris Doctor (“JD”), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Communications with a minor in International Relations and Global Politics, University of Ottawa, magna cum laude
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