An Iowa girl,

Sharon spent nearly a decade in Sweden and Russia. Now fluent in Swedish and Russian, that experience gave this Midwesterner a truly international perspective.

Want to trace your ancestry?

Just ask Sharon for help. Just make sure you are prepared to find, as Sharon did, that not all your ancestors are what you might expect.

Keep in touch

Sharon never misses a chance to bring people together. She was responsible for both the idea and execution of the firm’s recent reunion that brought together present and former HASPS attorneys for a truly memorable event.

Sharon F. McKee, a litigator, graduated from New York University School of Law in 1996 where she was a Senior Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics and won a first prize at the NYU Trial Lawyers Association Oral Advocacy Tournament. Ms. McKee received her undergraduate degree with honors from Grinnell College in 1982. From 1996 to 1997, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Prior to entering law school, Ms. McKee worked three years in New York doing welfare rights advocacy for the elderly and seven years as a translator/interpreter of the Russian language for various media companies and publishers. Ms. McKee served as the associate representative to the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. McKee practices in the firm’s Philadelphia and New Jersey offices.

Representative Matters

  • Represented college gymnasts in Title IX litigation requiring West Chester University to restore the women’s gymnastics program.

Honors & Awards


Recognized as one of the “Women on the Verge” by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2006

Named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in Litigation in 2005, as a result of a statewide poll of lawyers and judges conducted by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine

New York University Law School Journal of International Law and Politics, 1994 – 1996

Second Prize, Progress Publishers, English translation of Culture and Perestroika, 1988

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Memberships & Community

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Board of Directors