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Appeals Unit Staff List

Karen L. Federman Henry, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. in Government and Politics, with minor in English, from the University of Maryland; J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1984). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1987. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (1985); the U.S. District Courts for Maryland and D.C. (1986); the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the D.C. Circuit (1986); and the United States Supreme Court (1998). Member of the Maryland, Montgomery County, Women's (Maryland & Montgomery County), and D.C. Bar Associations. Past President, Montgomery County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association (1989-1990); Chair, Bar Association of Montgomery County Professionalism & Quality of Life Committee (2002-2003); Section Council, State & Local Government Section (2002 - present); member of the MSBA Litigation Section (1999-present), BAMC Ethics Committee (2002-present). Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review (1983-1984); published recent decision, Hauch v. Connor--Beginning a Transition in Maryland Conflict of Laws Doctrine?, 43 Md.L.Rev. 204 (1984). Law clerk to the Honorable Rosalyn B. Bell, Court of Special Appeals (1984-1985); summer intern to the Honorable Rita C. Davidson, Court of Appeals (1983). Private practice handling general litigation (1985-1987). Appointed to the Maryland Court of Appeals Commissionon Professionalism (2004). Elected to the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court as a Barrister (2004). Current practice concentrates on appellate litigation.

Sharon V. Burrell, Associate County Attorney

Received B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University; J.D. from Harvard Law School (1982). Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1984; joined the County Attorney's Office in 1987. Also admitted to practice in D.C. (1982), the U.S. District Court for Maryland (1985), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1985), the U.S. District Court for D.C. (1991), and the U.S. Supreme Court (1997). Member of the Maryland, D.C., Montgomery County, J. Franklyn Bourne and National Bar Associations. Volunteer mediator for Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Volunteer Attorney, Teen Court Program of Montgomery County. Author of Legal Malpractice of the Tax Attorney, 34 The Tax Executive 259 (1982). Previously a judicial clerk to the Honorable Harry A. Cole, Court of Appeals of Maryland. Areas of concentration are civil rights and employment law litigation.

Last edited: 8/9/2006