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Sharon M. ErwinSharon M. Erwin [erwin@erwinlegal.com]
Sharon Erwin has practiced in the areas of litigation, employment, alternative dispute resolution and art law since 1981. In 1998, Sharon established her own law offices in Philadelphia and in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, where she also practiced as Special Counsel to an information technology boutique firm on information technology-related litigation, dispute resolution and employment matters. Sharon began her practice as an associate at Dechert Price & Rhoads, before joining the firm of Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., as a principal in 1987. She has an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating, reflecting the highest possible ratings in both Legal Abilities and General Ethical Standards.

Sharon is active in the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations. She is a member of the Editorial Board of The Health Lawyer, the primary publication of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association, and she is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Litigation Section and the Technology and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (Management) Committees of the Labor and Employment Section. Sharon has been a course planner, author and lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on a number of trial-related and information technology subjects, as well as for organizations such as HealthTech, where she last addressed e-commerce jurisdictional issues. Sharon has also served as a Settlement Master and Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Community service includes Sharon's service as a long-standing member and past officer of the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and her pro bono representation of cultural non-profits and individual artists; she currently serves on the Board of Mum Puppettheatre and is also a past Chair of the Board of Directors of InterAct Theatre Company and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Independence Hall Association. Sharon also served as a member of the Planning Committee of the Philadelphia Sense of Place Project, which developed from a conference convened by the William Penn Foundation in mid-November 1999 entitled "A Sense of Place: Creating a Collective Vision for the Cultural Heritage Resources of the Philadelphia Region."

Sharon is admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania and the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. She has also appeared pro hac vice in the courts of several states throughout the country.

In 2005, Sharon received the Outstanding Volunteer Services Award from the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and was also elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and law professors "whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession." Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

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