Best Lawyers Business Edition Lists Sharon Woods Among “Women in the Law” for 201605/09/2016
Sharon Woods was listed by Best Lawyers Business Edition 2016 as one of its “Women in the Law” for 2016. Sharon was recognized in the following practice areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Labor and Employment Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Real Estate Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law. A listing in Best Lawyers is regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by her peers.
Sharon is the chairperson of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker’s litigation department and served as the firm’s managing member for twenty-four years, after joining the firm in 1972 as its first woman attorney.
Sharon was elected a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1989 and was elected to its national Board of Regents for 2001-2005. She was elected a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2003.
Sharon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (magna cum laude) in biology and mathematics and a law degree (summa cum laude), both from the University of Detroit. Sharon resides with her husband, attorney Thomas Woods, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.