Judge Sharon V. Burrell
Circuit Court of Montgomery County
Sharon Burrell became the first African-American female judge in Montgomery County history in 2008. It was another proud achievement for the Washington D.C. public school graduate who was the first member of her family to obtain degrees in higher education.
Burrell considers her experience as proof that students can achieve whatever they set their minds to. She has worked with the Summer Pipeline Program which is co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Bar Foundation and local minority bar associations to encourage law firms to hire minority law students for the summer.
For the past two years, she has been the keynote speaker at the Speed Networking luncheon for interested law students and participating employers.