About Shermela

BORN AND RAISED IN FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

EXPERIENCED TRIAL LAWYER

Prosecutor & Criminal Defense Lawyer
Plaintiff & Civil Defense Lawyer
Family Law Lawyer

EDUCATION

Venetian Hills Elementary School, Atlanta, GA
Paul D. West Middle School, East Point, GA
Tri-Cities High School, East Point, GA
Howard University, Washington, DC
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

DEDICATED COMMUNITY SERVANT & LEADER

Impact United Methodist Church

  • Worship Facilitator, Experience Team Member, Imprint Group Facilitator, 501(c)(3) Board Co-Chair

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter
Spelman College Adjunct Professor
Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.
LeadAtlanta, Class of 2015
Mock Trial Coach
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Gold and Silver Award Recipient

Fulton County Gender Equality Panel
Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Task Force (Director)

 

ACCOMPLISHED ATTORNEY & MENTOR

2019 – Mentor of the Year, The Daily Report
2018 – Attorneys to Watch, Attorney at Law Magazine (Metro Atlanta Edition)
2012 – Trial Court Lawyer of the Year, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
2012 – Trial Court Best All-Around Lawyer, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
2012 – Trial Court Most Prepared Attorney, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office

ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Gate City Bar Association
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Stonewall Bar Association
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association