Sharon A. Christie is an attorney and a nurse. She is an advocate for people who can no longer work because of an illness or injury, but are too young to retire. She helps them get Social Security disability benefits.
Sharon worked as a nurse in both acute and long-term care settings prior to attending law school. In 1986, she graduated magna cum laude from The University of Notre Dame Law School. She has practiced law since that time and handles Social Security disability cases throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania..
Sharon is an AV rated lawyer; the highest ranking possible in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In 2003, Sharon received the Judith P. Ritchey Achievement Award, presented by the Baltimore County Bar Association. In 2008, she was named a Maryland Super Lawyer in Baltimore Magazine. She was recognized as the Outstanding Alumnae of Mercy High School in 2010. In 2011, Sharon was named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.
Sharon is a frequent lecturer to professional and community groups, including the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, the Lupus Foundation and the Sinai Return to Work Program. Sharon lives in Cockeysville, Maryland with her husband, Joe. She is an avid runner and has completed the Baltimore Half Marathon and the Giest Half Marathon in Indianapolis. Sharon is also active in the community. A past president of the Executive Women’s Network, she currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Snyder Foundation for Animals, the National Association of Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore and the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. Professionally, Sharon is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, American Association for Justice, Maryland Association for Justice, Women’s Bar Association, and the Baltimore County Bar Association.