MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


SHARON V. BURRELL, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since October 21, 2008.

Associate County Attorney, Montgomery County, 1987-2008 (general counsel, dept. of health & human services). Member, Inquiry Panel Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, 2000-01.

Born in Washington, DC, September 30, 1957. Barnard College of Columbia University, B. A. (english) (co-founder & editor, Black Heights Literary Magazine, 1978-79), 1979. Harvard Law School, J. D., 1982 (editor, The Blackletter, 1980-82; Harvard Women's Law Journal, 1981-82). Law clerk to Judge Harry A. Cole, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1982-83. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1982; Maryland Bar, 1984. Associate, Cable, McDaniel, Bowie & Bond, 1983-87. Member, American Bar Association, 1982-87; Maryland State Bar Association, 1982- (mentoring program, 1999-); National Bar Association, 1983-; Montgomery County Bar Association, 1987- (nominations & elections committee, 2002-03, 2007-08); Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2001-03; Federal Bar Association, 2007-. President, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2005-06 (member, 1990-). Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2006; Montgomery County Inn of Court, 2006-. Volunteer mediator, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, 1991-1995. Volunteer attorney, Teen Court Program, Montgomery County, 1999-2001. Author, Legal Malpractice of the Tax Attorney, 34 The Tax Executive 259 (1982). Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 1977-. Member, African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County, 2001-. Senior Vice-President, Ivy Vine Charities, Inc., 2006-. Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Montgomery County Executive, 1994, 2005. Certificate of Appreciation, Montgomery County Department of Health, 1994. Superior Service Award, Theta Omega Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2004. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2012.

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