Sherry Cassedy Resume

Sherry Cassedy:

  • Principal of Threshold Resources, devoted to marriage and divorce resolution, education and ritual.
  • Family Lawyer-mediator with 35 years experience
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Licensed Minister
  • Bachelor’s degree with distinction from Stanford University
  • Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown Law Center
  • Masters in Transpersonal Psychology with Certificate in Spiritual Guidance
  • Frequent lecturer on family law topics such as stock options and support, conflict resolution, and professional self-care.
  • Intensive litigation training program for family lawyers in 1993, 1997, and 2003, which was adopted as AAML Northern California Trial Practicum.


  • A.B. Stanford University 1978, Major course of study – Human Biology
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 1983, Magna Cum Laude
  • M.A. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 2006

Employment History:

  • Threshold Resources, 2005 –
  • Lakin Spears, LLP, 1988 – 2004
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, 1985-1988
  • Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, U.S. House of Representatives, Counsel 1983-1985
  • Also Adjunct Faculty Santa Clara University (2000-2004) and Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (2007-2013)

Awards and Certifications:

  • AAML Fellow of the Year, Awarded by AAML Northern California, 2008
  • Certificate in Spiritual Guidance, 2006.
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2003
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Marriage Preparation, Diocese of San Jose.
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, 1992
  • Admitted to practice in California, 1985, and the District of Columbia, 1983
  • Revson Women, Law and Policy Fellow 1983-1984


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association, President 1993-94
  • Leadership Mid-Peninsula, 1997


Married, Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD.

Children: M. Tyler Sullivan, Cassedy M. Sullivan, Timothy K. Sullivan (deceased).

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