Shara Garwood SandersAttorney

Shara Garwood Sanders has represented businesses and individuals with discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, labor matters, formulation of workplace policies and procedures, whistleblower and retaliation actions, contract drafting and litigation, commercial disputes, and business torts.

Before joining Sugarman Law, LLP, Shara worked as an associate in the employment and labor groups for Jackson Lewis and Hunton & Williams, and later as a litigation associate with Rogers & Hardin in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Shara is a past President of the Junior League of DeKalb County.  She also serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Martin’s Episcopal School and the Board of Directors of the DeKalb Library Foundation and Leadership DeKalb. Shara is also an active volunteer for the St. Martin’s PTO and with Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Awards & Recognition

  • Georgia State Bar Employment Law Section Award
  • Miss Gloria Jean Fowler Award

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 1999
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit


  • Presbyterian College, B.A., cum laude, May 1992
  • The Florida State University, B.S., August 1995
  • Emory School of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors, May 1999

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association

Volunteer & Community Involvement

  • Junior League of DeKalb County, President, 2017-2019
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees, 2017-Present
  • DeKalb Library Foundation, 2017-Present
  • Leadership DeKalb, Class of 2017, Board of Directors, 2019-Present