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Family conflict is the most difficult situations that most of us can face.  Whether it is conflict with your current spouse, your former spouse, your siblings and parents or your adult children, the disagreements can lead to stress that invades all aspects of your life.  These conflicts, when turned over to the legal system by contested divorce, post divorce litigation, probate or guardianship conflict all can result in costly escalation with limited positive outcomes.  My practice focuses on assisting parties to reach positive outcomes to such disagreements through mediation or collaborative legal representation.  These alternatives to normal litigation reduce the stress of conflict for everyone involved and are less expensive and take less time.  I have been a practicing attorney for over twenty years and have learned that these alternative dispute resolution techniques are often the best solution and an opportunity for all parties to achieve a win-win, rather than a judge imposing a solution that meets no ones needs.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Licensed

  1. Mediation: 25%
    12 years
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Prenuptials: 15%

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Faith Zettlemoyer Lodder

    I endorse this lawyer. Sharon is a highly effective collaborative attorney and mediator for whom I have great respect. She is intelligent, personable, and cares very deeply about her clients and her work. She has been able to settle highly contentious cases where others have failed. I have worked together with her on many cases, and consulted with her on cases in the past, and would not hesitate to refer clients to her in the future.

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    Faith Lodder Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Edward Brian Sobel

    Top drawer family attorney and mediator.

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    Edward Sobel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

O'Day Resolutions

4205 St. Clair Dr.4105422004
Sarasota, FL, 34243

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200001/11/2016
MDInactive198709/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Marital & Family LawFlorida Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator, Parent Coordinator, Collaborative AttorneyO'Day Resolutions2012 - Present
Senior AttorneyKirk Pinkerton, PA2009 - 2012
Attorney / OwnerThe Law Office of Sharon O'Day2001 - 2009
Protection Officer / Head of Field OfficeOffice Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees1993 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Next Generation DivorceMarketing Chair2013 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Co-Chair2009 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2002 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationFamily Law Legislative Update2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingElder Mediation & Family Conflict Resolution2014
FCPC Fall ConferenceCase Law Update2014
Sarasota County Bar Association ADR SectionVive La Difference: Gender & Negotiiations2013
Family Court Professional Collaborative Annual ConferenceFamily Case Law Update2013
EHDOC Annual ConferenceElder Mediation2013
Dispute Resolution ConfernceDiversity: Delights & Downfalls2013
Parental Responsibility: The Professional's ProspectiveLegal Aspects of Social Investigations in Florida2012