Cherche is from Whitefish, Montana. She earned a bachelorís
degree in liberal arts from the University of Montana with
honors in 1990, and received her Juris Doctor degree from
the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1995, where she was
the associate editor of the University of Colorado Law
Review from 1993-1995. Cherche was admitted to practice in
the State of Montana and the U.S. District Court of Montana
Cherche accepted a clerkship with the Montana Supreme Court
after law school, and clerked for the Honorable Terry N.
Trieweiler from 1995-1997. From 1997-2000, she worked as an
associate attorney with the law firm of Harris, Tarlow, and
Stonecipher, PLLP in Bozeman, Montana. Cherche served as a
legal officer for the United Nations
Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland from
2000-2001. She returned to Montana in 2001, and worked as an
attorney for Tarlow & Stonecipher, PLLP until 2005.
Cherche has been in private practice with Hughes, Kellner,
Sullivan & Alke since 2005. Her practice areas include civil
litigation, employment law, construction law, land use law,
and real estate. Chercheís clients include A.W.A.R.E., Inc.,
Sussex Construction, Inc., Helena Building Industry
Association, Helena Sand and Gravel, Inc., PhD Mechanical
Systems, Inc., Canyon Ferry Crossing, Inc., and individual
employees and homeowners. Cherche also is regularly
appointed to serve as guardian ad litem for minor children
in child custody disputes.
Cherche is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers
Association, the Montana Bar Association, the Helena Bar
Association, and the Helena Building Industry Association.
She was elected as a Trustee on the Helena School Board in
Her hobbies and interests include downhill skiing, running,
reading, politics, travel, and spending time with her family