Sharon G. Lee was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, she served on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Justice Lee practiced law in her hometown of Madisonville from 1978 until 2004. She also served as the Madisonville municipal judge from 2002 to 2004.
Justice Lee received both her undergraduate and her law degree from the University of Tennessee.
Lee has served on the Knoxville Bar Association Board of Governors, as President of East Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women, as a Board member for the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women and is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Foundations. Lee also serves as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County and the Knoxville YWCA.