During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

Special Counsel

Cherie J. Edson

Cherie J. Edson

Cherie Edson is an experienced litigator with a demonstrated ability to achieve success and effective results on behalf of clients, whether through litigation or negotiation.

Ms. Edson practices in the firm’s Insurance Practice Group and is a member of the trial team.  Ms. Edson exercises excellent judgment and discretion in providing clients with sound legal advice while understanding the legal and practical ramifications of litigation to meet the client’s goals.  Ms. Edson has participated in hundreds of mediations over the course of her legal career through which experience she has attained the ability to be flexible and effectively manage conflicts and the differing interests of multiple concerned parties in contested matters to successfully resolve cases on behalf of clients.  Ms. Edson is skillful and thorough in preparation of cases and offers 20 years of experience to achieve the client’s desired result.

Prior to joining Severson, Ms. Edson practiced at a national law firm managing an extensive and diverse case load.  Ms. Edson has represented clients involving disputes related to personal injuries, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, premises liability, trucking accidents, product liability, landlord-tenant and habitability cases as well as contract disputes.



  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California