Native American, Cheri Emm-Smith was born in Schurz, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and Arizona State University, College of Law she is presently (2017) serving as Yerington Municipal Court Judge, as well as engaged in private practice. Cheri has served as District Attorney of Mineral County and Deputy District Attorney of Churchill County. Cheri wears another hat, also. She proudly calls herself a “farmer” as she owns a ranch in Lyon County.
Cheri Emm-Smith was interviewed on September 28, 2017 by the Nevada Women’s History Project through a grant from the Robert Z Hawkins Foundation.