J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
B.A., University of Virginia, 2000
Sharla Klingel received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2000, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. After graduating from law school, Klingel practiced in the real estate group of the Washington, D.C. office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she worked on various aspects of real estate transactions, with a focus on military housing privatization transactions.
After moving to Charlottesville, Klingel maintained a relationship with Pillsbury as a contract attorney, and got involved with the local nonprofit community. Her service as a volunteer with Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) led her to become qualified as a Guardian Ad Litem for Children, and she worked as a GAL in the Charlottesville area for several years.
Klingel has been involved with several local nonprofits, and serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Jefferson Area CHiP (Children’s Health Improvement Program). She has completed the Board Academy program offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and supervises students in the Nonprofit Clinic.