fter graduating Phi Beta Kappa from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1982, Shari attended Union University at Albany Law School, where she earned the Gabrielli Best Brief Award before graduating with her Jurist Doctorate in 1985, and admission to the New York State Bar in January 1986. Shari has been practicing law in excess of 35 years and is currently a member of the Law Offices of Shari R. Gordon located in Yorktown Heights and Mahopac, New York, a firm concentrating in family and divorce law, mediation and criminal defense. Shari is also admitted to the Eastern and Southern District Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. Shari assisted in the preparation of, and was acknowledged by the author of the four-volume treatise, “New York Matrimonial Law and Practice”, by Timothy M. Tippins, Esq. In addition to her divorce and family law practice, Shari has an extensive background in criminal defense as a former Senior Staff Trial Counsel with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society, Bronx County. She has been a member of the First Judicial Department felony panel for over two decades and continues to serve in that capacity. She also serves on the felony and misdemeanor panels in Westchester County. Shari currently serves as a two term Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York from 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023. She served for over 10 years as co-Chair of the Families, Children and Court’s Committee for the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (“WWBA”) and served for 14 years as co-Chair of Health Law and Reproductive Right’s for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) until 2021 when installed as Vice President. Shari served as an elected state and local director of the WWBA for over a decade. She also served on the Judicial Screening Committee of the WWBA. Shari provides pro bono legal representation for our United States Veterans. In 2022, Shari was appointed to the Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts, a local arm of the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Court. Shari served as Program Chair for the Summer Justice Academy for Young Women held at Pace Law School from 2009 to 2012 and continues to lecture for the Academy. The Academy, founded by the Hon. La Tia W. Martin, J.S.C., exposes high school girls from local underserved schools to legal training and critical legal analysis taught by law school professors, judges and lawyers, specializing in areas such as cyber bullying, civil and criminal procedure and criminal law, family law and ethics. Shari was the 2013 nominated Democrat candidate for Town Justice of the Cortlandt Town Justice Court. Shari Hosts the radio program “First Friday”, WVOX 1460 AM, focusing on current legal issues featuring prominent legal figures including Judges, elected officials and prominent lawyers. She resides with her husband Barry Cash in Mahopac. She has two sons, Samuel and Noah.