Attorney Drescher Retires

After practicing law and supporting the Ashland community for more than 44 years, Allen Drescher will retire at the end of the month.

Set to take over the practice is attorney Cheri Elson Sperber, who relocated to the Rogue Valley from Southern California in 2014. Cheri has been licensed to practice law in California since 2001 and was certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law. Now licensed in Oregon, Cheri is partnered with Allen Drescher until she takes over the practice on July 1st. Cheri is a skilled attorney ready to help the Southern Oregon community navigate life’s challenges with integrity and compassion.

Allen Drescher has practiced law in Southern Oregon since 1973, both as a sole practitioner and partner in the law firms of Drescher & Arnold (1983-98) and Drescher & Womack (2012-2013). The business will now be known as Drescher Elson Sperber, P.C. and will continue to serve clients at the same location, at 21 S. 2nd St. in Ashland. “From Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate to Real Estate and Business Transactional Law, I am confident Cheri will carry on for me with competence, fairness and integrity,” says Drescher. “With her great attention to detail and passionate advocacy I know she will provide peace of mind when my clients need it most. They’ll be in good hands.”

An open house is planned for Friday, June 16th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the office in Ashland. All are invited to celebrate Allen’s retirement and to welcome Cheri to the partnership.
In practice since 2001, Cheri Elson Sperber brought with her a specialty in Estate Planning, Probate, Estate Administration, Conservatorship Law, and Special Needs Trusts when she moved to the Rogue Valley with her husband in the summer of 2014. Licensed to practice in Oregon as well California, Cheri was certified with the CA Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. In her 13 years of practice in California, she worked as an associate, partner, and practice owner. Cheri brings deep compassion and the highest professional standards to her clients. Advocacy is her specialty and she is adept at finding creative solutions even in the most challenging situations.

Cheri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law, graduating second in her class with honors. Cheri was an active leader of the Ventura County Bar Association, sat on the Board of Directors three separate terms, and served as the Chair of the Estate Planning & Probate Law Section. She was a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Program Committee in 2014, as well as a board member of the Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council. Cheri also served as community legal liaison for the Wellness & Caregiver Center of Ventura County - one of her proudest accomplishments was coordinating their Elder Law Collaborative, which provides free legal assistance to those serving as caregivers to loved ones.

In addition to her professional experience as an attorney, Cheri completed Mediation Skills 
Training through the Ventura Center for Dispute Resolution. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney in Oregon, Cheri served as a professional consultant for individuals and their families touched by dementia, cognitive decline, and the challenges of aging through her business, Gray Matters Consulting.

For more information about Drescher Elson Sperber, P.C., please visit

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