Sherri Lydon

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Sherri Lydon
Sherri A. Lydon official photo.jpg
United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
May 24, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byBill Nettles
Personal details
Born (1962-02-21) February 21, 1962 (age 57)
EducationClemson University (B.A.)
University of South Carolina (J.D.)

Cheryl "Sherri" A. Lydon (born February 21, 1962)[1] is an American attorney who serves as the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. She is the first woman appointed by a president to serve as U.S. Attorney for South Carolina. Prior to becoming a U.S. Attorney, Lydon founded the Lydon Law Firm, which specializes in white-collar criminal defense, and public corruption and health care fraud cases.


Lydon earned her Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Lydon began her legal career at Nexsen Pruet Jacobs and Pollard. Three years later, she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. As a federal prosecutor, she carried a diverse docket, including public corruption, RICO, drug, and fraud cases.[2]

U.S. Attorney[edit]

On April 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lydon to serve as a United States Attorney of South Carolina.[2] On April 12, 2018, her nomination was sent to the Senate.[3] On May 10, 2018, her nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[4] On May 22, 2018, the Senate confirmed her nomination by voice vote.[5] She was sworn into office on May 24, 2018.

Lydon is the first female U.S. Attorney for South Carolina to be appointed by a president.[6][7]


  1. ^ profile
  2. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals" White House, April 10, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Twenty-Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 12, 2018
  4. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 10, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  5. ^ PN1837 — Cheryl A. Lydon — Department of Justice,
  6. ^ Monk, John (May 25, 2018). "SC's first female US attorney Sherri Lydon is on the job". The State. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. ^ Manno, Adam (April 10, 2018). "Trump U.S. Attorney nominee Sherri Lydon would be first woman nominated by president to serve". Retrieved April 11, 2018.

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