Sharon Garske works at the California Office of the Attorney General as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Correctional Law Section in San Francisco. Sharon represents the State and its employees in claims brought by prisoners involving civil rights violations. She has handled a wide variety of cases with topics ranging from the Americans with Disabilities Act to wrongful death, both at trial and on appeal, and complex statewide class actions as lead counsel and as a supervisor. Since 2015, Sharon has been a member of her office’s eDiscovery Committee and has provided statewide training on eDiscovery topics including legal duties and obligations, preservation, collection, negotiations, review, and production.
In 2015, the eDiscovery Committee was awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Team Excellence. She continues to provide training and assists on individual case issues involving eDiscovery matters including scope, identification of custodians, creation of search terms, protective orders, litigation holds, and objections. She has also provided eDiscovery assistance to clients and other Attorney General Offices on topics involving litigation holds, retention processes, technology assistance review, and social media. Sharon is a member of The Sedona Conference, Working Group One. Sharon joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2010, after eight years in private practice handling real property and personal injury cases. She graduated McGeorge School of Law in 2001 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in Political Science and Master of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University. Sharon is a certified Pastry Chef and enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling.