Sharon R. Meisler earned dual baccalaureate degrees from Temple University in 1981, and earned her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in 1984. Sharon has vast experience handling involuntary mental health commitments, state parole hearings, juvenile delinquency/dependency hearings, guardian ad litem appointments, jury trials, bench trials, violation of probation/parole hearings, state parole hearings and appellate work. Sharon has taught courses in criminal justice, criminal procedure, criminal law, and ethics. Sharon volunteers her time to train new, as well as, practicing, trial attorneys at the National Public Defender Jury Trial Training and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Previously, Sharon taught for the Pennsylvania Public Defenders Jury Trial Training and programs for the Philadelphia Public Defenders. Sharon was a member of the State Parole Workgroup for the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and served as Vice President of the Pennsylvania Public Defenders Association.

Sharon has been honored and recognized repeatedly throughout her over 30 year career for, "outstanding dedication," "distinguished service and devotion," and, "extraordinary and superlative efforts and advocacy," as stated in awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Public Defenders Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, the Montgomery County Public Defenders Association, and the Montgomery Bar Association.

Sharon is admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court.