Sue Sharpe is a Senior Associate at Dorsey & Semrau, where she provides day-to-day legal counsel to public entities in a wide variety of matters, with special emphasis on affordable housing, the Open Public Records Act, and appellate advocacy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sharpe served as a Deputy Attorney General representing the Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Racing Commission. She has successfully litigated matters in state and federal courts and the Office of Administrative Law. Ms. Sharpe has also appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court and is admitted to practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Sharpe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law – Newark. She served as a managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review and her note, "'Between Beauty and Beer Signs': Why Digital Billboards Violate the Letter and Spirit of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965," has been cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and widely reprinted by national public interest groups and land use treatises. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sharpe had careers in journalism and national security.