Sharon G. Lee was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2008 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. 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 as a Board member of the Monroe County Boys and Girls Club. She is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Foundations, a board member of the Knoxville YWCA and the East Tennessee Historical Society, and an honorary member of the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention Committee.