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Hon. J. Frederick Sharer (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, real estate, trusts & estates, condemnation, local government, contracts, construction, and employment.

Professional Experience

  • Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 2002-2008.
  • Judge, Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland, 1980-2002.
  • Former Partner, Wilson and Sharer.
  • Former Deputy State’s Attorney, Allegany County.
  • Former City Solicitor, City of Cumberland.
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Frostburg State University.


  • Life Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation.
  • Founding Member, Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Founding Member, Allegany County Substance Abuse Task Force.
  • Former Member, Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference.
  • Chair, Maryland Jury Reform Commission.
  • Recipient, Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in Law-Related Education.
  • Recipient, People’s Pro Bono Award, Maryland State Bar Association.


  • University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B.
  • Washington & Jefferson College, A.B.

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