CHERYL F. COON was born in Los Angeles in 1952. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1974 and Boston University School of Law in 1977. In 1981, she earned an LL.M from the University of Washington School of Law. She spent her early practice with Drinker, Biddle and Reath of Philadelphia, practicing in litigation. Her legal practice over the last thirty-three years has included trial work in state and federal courts, administrative practice before state and federal agencies, and six years working in the United States Congress as legal counsel and staff director for committees of the Congress. She has taught at the Lewis and Clark Law School. Cheryl is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States District Court.
Cheryl is a past Board Member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR) and is a past founding board member of the Children's Diabetes Network. She is a member of OSCCR and NOSCCR. Cheryl speaks frequently at libraries and meetings on topics related to social security disability.