Sherri Walsh is a litigator, arbitrator, and adjudicator whose practice covers virtually all areas of civil litigation with an emphasis on human rights and administrative law, securities and political law. She has appeared at all levels of court in Manitoba as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sherri is frequently retained to conduct harassment, sexual violence and respectful workplace investigations for corporations, post -secondary institutions and sports organizations, and is a member of the Investigation Unit for the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Sherri has significant experience acting as a decision maker in administrative proceedings relating to human rights, treaty land entitlement and securities industry discipline matters. She served as an adjudicator under Manitoba’s Human Rights Code for 12 years and was the first person to be appointed Chief Adjudicator under that Code when the role was created in 2012. She currently serves as a Discipline Hearing Panel Chair for both the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

In 2018 Sherri was admitted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, becoming the first woman in Manitoba to receive that recognition.

Sherri is the City of Winnipeg’s first Integrity Commissioner having been appointed to that role in 2017.

She is also the Province of Manitoba’s first Municipal Codes of Conduct Appeals Director having been appointed to that role when it was created in January 2021.

From 2011 to 2013 Sherri acted as Commission Counsel to the Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Phoenix Sinclair – a public inquiry which was established by the Province of Manitoba to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of a First Nations child who had received services from the Province’s child welfare system. The mandate of the Inquiry was to make recommendations to better protect Manitoba children. The Inquiry’s report: “The Legacy of Phoenix Sinclair – Achieving the Best for All Our Children” was published in 2014.

From 2000 to 2011 Sherri sat as a part-time Chair of the Appeal Commission for the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, representing the public interest.