|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Guardian of the Year||Dutchess County Bar Association||2008|
|Partner||Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Ostertag O'Leary & Barrett||2001 - 2008|
|Managing Attorney||Legal Aid Society of Hawaii||1997 - 2001|
|Staff Attorney||Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2012 - Present|
|Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||President-Elect||2014 - 2015|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||Secretary||2012 - 2013|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||Vice President||2012 - 2013|
|Dutchess County Family Court Advisory Board||Member||2007 - 2010|
|Matter of Napoli v. Koller||N/A|
|Makara v Makara, 65 AD3d 1018||N/A|
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|Western New England University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Rutgers University - Douglass College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Matrimonial Nuts and Bolts||Ethics||2013|
Posted by heather
I have had the pleasure of being represented by a truly competent and wonderful attorney. Not only was she completely honest with me, but she understood my situation and conveyed it for me in court, which is something I had trouble doing without becoming too emotional about it. She was worth every penny and then some.
It's easy to find an attorney that is competent in the field of law, but it is very rare to find one who cares, and she truly does.
Posted by Dawn
I really can't speak highly enough of Sharon. She's very busy, and not inexpensive, but worth every penny IMHO. She's very realistic, down to earth and no-nonsense and I never felt like she wasn't paying attention to me or just telling me what I wanted to hear. I asked for the truth, got the truth, and she fought tooth and nail to get me what I needed. You can almost never catch her if you call, but if you're patient and leave a message she'll get back to you and give you her undivided attention. I've had several attorneys over the years on all kinds of different matters and she is #1 without a doubt.
Posted by John
Sharon has redeemed my faith in lawyers. I hired her to fix a MESS from a non-detailed divorce decree 18 months earlier and to resolve child custody matters and other financial issues with a VERY vindictive and difficult ex-wife.
Sharon was very honest with me in telling me what to expect and didn't make unrealistic promises. She is well respected by her peers, working with my exes attorney collaboratively , my children's law guardian & a parenting coordinator. Sharon did her best to keep us out of the courtroom and settle things realistically instead of spending more on legal fees that just didn't make sense financially to pursue. I felt so comfortable having her handle issues with my custody case as she is a law guardian for children in addition to being a mom herself. She is very sensitive to the children's needs. I am a dad who felt the system was very slanted, but now feel redeemed to a degree with Sharon on my side. I highly recommend her.
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