Sharon Stern Gerstman
Sharon Stern Gerstman, of Buffalo, New York, took office June 1
as president-elect of the 74,000-member New York State Bar Association.
Gerstman is of counsel to Magavern Magavern Grimm in Buffalo. She
concentrates her practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration, and
A 34-year member of the State Bar, Gerstman previously served on
the Executive Committee as an Eighth Judicial District vice-president. She is a
member of the House of Delegates, Finance Committee, CPLR Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, and Torts, Insurance and
Compensation Law Section.
She was chair of the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules
and the Special Committee on Lawyer Advertising and Lawyer Referral Services.
She previously co-chaired the Task Force on E-Filing and the Special Committees
on Lawyer Advertising and Strategic Planning. She also served on the American
Bar Association’s Board of Governors for three years and is a member of the
ABA’s House of Delegates.
A resident of Amherst, Gerstman graduated from Brown University
and earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She
received a master’s degree from Yale Law School.