Sharif was born and raised in Albany, Georgia, and enlisted into the Marine Corps after high school. Sharif served honorably in the Marines for five years and served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Okinawa Japan, and South Korea. Following honorable military service, Sharif became a police officer with the Dougherty County Police Department where he served for seven years.
Sharif attended Albany State University and graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Sharif matriculated into Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2016. He graduated from John Marshall in May 2019, cum laude, and received the 2019 Outstanding Graduate award.
Sharif garnered several meritorious distinctions during his military service, such as the Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Sharif especially enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as his association with the Gate City Bar Association. He is an avid runner and participates in the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving 5k race in downtown Atlanta.
- Georgia State Bar, 2019
- Albany State University, B.S., 2015
- Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 2019
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