Roger D. Sherrard, retired principal of Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano & Lind, had 35 years of legal experience ranging from being a prosecutor, to a senior partner of a thriving law practice.

Roger also had eighteen years experience in international and constitutional law and judicial training. These efforts began through a group that Roger helped to found - Advocates International - a non-governmental organization that supports rule-of-law projects in post-communist and developing countries.

Roger had led projects in Albania that instituted training for judges, which also linked them to judges in the United States in order to gain an understanding of how the rule of law contributed to U.S. economic development. Developing and implementing these projects included more than thirty trips to Albania.

For his service, Albanian President Moisiu awarded Roger the "Medal for Special Civil Merits" in 2004 for notable and tireless efforts in assisting the Albanian Judiciary and bringing it closer to internationally recognized rule of law standards. Roger was the Chair/Balkan Director for Advocates International.

Roger is also an Army Veteran, and a West Point graduate.
His military service includes being a graduate Airborne and Ranger School, an Armor Platoon Leader and Company Commander in Germany, and Aide de Camp in Italy, and an Infantry Company Commander in Vietnam. Roger has been awarded the Bronze Star for valor and other decorations for his military service.




J.D., with distinction, Seattle University School of Law, Law Review, 1975
Bachelor of Science and Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1966