Sharon Dove

Director and Attorney, Immigrant Justice Program

Sharon S. Dove is the director of the Immigrant Justice Program at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. 

Before joining Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Dove worked 13 years as the managing attorney for the Gastonia office of Legal Aid of North Carolina. At Legal Aid, she expanded her office’s accessibility to the Spanish-speaking immigrant community with sensitivity to the issues that immigrants face here.  This required her to become fluent in Spanish herself, although she had never before studied the language. 

After working briefly in private practice at the law firm of Mullen Holland & Cooper, P.A., Dove has found her legal home at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, where she has returned to her work of representing immigrants in a wide range of matters, including landlord-tenant, domestic violence and immigration cases. 

Dove graduated with a B.A. in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1992. She earned an M.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.  She is a 1998 graduate of New York University School of Law.