Arielle Sharma

Staff Attorney

Arielle Sharma joined Lawyers for Civil Rights in 2020. LCR created Arielle’s position directly in response to George Floyd’s murder. Arielle’s legal practice deepens and expands LCR’s expertise and commitment to tackling systemic issues surrounding police misconduct and accountability. She also focuses on diversifying public safety agencies, and supporting survivors of hate crimes as they interface with law enforcement officials.

Prior to joining LCR, Arielle served as a public defender in Worcester County, Massachusetts. There, she became an experienced litigator while representing low-income individuals in the criminal legal system. She has litigated countless cases on constitutional and other grounds, taking many of those cases successfully through trial.

Arielle co-chairs the Worcester Bar Association’s newly formed Subcommittee on Anti-Racism and Equality. She also volunteers as a Legal Observer with the Connecticut National Lawyers Guild. Arielle graduated magna cum laude from Boston University, and with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a member of the bars of New York and Massachusetts.