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Sheri Valley is a lifelong Ventura County resident. She was appointed a member of the
Ventura County Behavioral Health Advisory Board by Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy,
4 th District, in January 2018. She serves on the Adult Services Committee and Legislative
Workgroup that tracks pending legislation pertaining to mental health, suicide prevention,
and substance abuse. Ms. Valley concurrently sits on the board for United Parents, a
nonprofit organization that provides resources and support to parents who have children
with mental health, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Ms. Valley received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University
Channel Islands with a 4.0 GPA. Her focus of study was psychology in the legal system,
specifically jury selection. She received her Juris Doctorate at Ventura College of Law
earning several scholastic awards.
While attending law school, Ms. Valley worked as a Certified Law Clerk at the Ventura
County Public Defender’s Office. She made over 100 appearances on the record in mental
health court and veterans court. She also resolved 58 legal cases for Veterans at Ventura
County Stand Down, an annual event that offers homeless vets free legal and medical
services. When the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of Laura’s
Law, Ms. Valley researched, wrote, and collaborated with a multi-agency task force to
create the legal protocol for Ventura County’s Assist Program.
Prior to being an attorney, Ms. Valley was a court reporter in Ventura and Los Angeles
County where she stenographically recorded testimony from all types of litigation. She also
had a long-term association with the Ventura County Fire Department while her husband
served as a Firefighter Captain.
DK Law Group, LLP
Thousand Oaks, CA
Certified Law Clerk
Ventura County Public Defender’s
Court Reporter (CSR, RPR)