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Sharon E. McLaughlin

Child custody Attorney at Williamsport, PA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sharon

Learn Sharon’s areas of practice.

Sharon is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, where she was active in the Community Law Clinic, Moot Court Board, and Journal of Law and International Affairs.  Prior to law school, she received a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University.

Sharon has focused her practice on family law matters, including custody, divorce, support, protection from abuse, and more. She aims to provide quality and compassionate representation of her clients and believes it is important to zealously represent her clients, while providing thorough and honest legal advice and guidance through these difficult times.

When Sharon is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their young son and visiting with their extended family.


Schemery Zicolello, PC
333 Market Street
Williamsport, PA, 17701


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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Sharon and her firm were great to work with. Very down to earth and reasonable in her approach. She wasn't litigation happy and worked for the best interest of my case. She was fair and reasonable in her billing practices. My case ultimately went to trial although she attempted to settle outside of court and when we went before the judge she presented a solid, strong case. The outcome was better than what I was prepared to offer in mediation if the other party would have been willing to negotiate. I absolutely recommend Sharon and will use her in future custody issues.
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Posted by Jessica | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Sharon was wonderful to work with and helped set my mind at ease in a very difficult time. She was very thorough and stood strong for my son’s best interests.
Posted by Eddie | September 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Father Gets Primary Custody
Attorney McLaughlin In my eyes is a brilliant and up and coming lawyer. She has natural intuition into how to read people. She catered my custody trial around her knowledge of the judge and her knowledge of my ex and our history. She took the time to think outside of the box and asked for my input. Over the lunch break of the trial she even told me she had remembered an email that would contradict what my Ex had testified to. She pays attention to details, very organized and professional. Fathers just don’t get primary Custody. She made it happen. I will be forever thankful for her services.
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Posted by Brian | July 3, 2019
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Attorney McLaughlin is an excellent choice. My case involved a child custody dispute and it appeared I'd end up with less physical custody. Attorney McLaughlin was able to negotiate more favorable custody schedule than what I originally started with! Had it gone to trial, I'm sure she would have been excellent too. She's also has good people skills and listened to everything I thought was important, to understand the big picture I was conveying. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great knowledge of the law, friendly and very helpful. Used Sharon for custody modification I would use her again as well as recommend her


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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Schemery Zicolello
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Firm of Lynnore K. Seaton
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Small Firm
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Community Law Clinic, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Small Firm
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Lycoming County Public Defenders Office
  • 2014 - 2014
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013


  • York County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Co-chair Women in Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • York County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Individual Pro Bono Award
  • York County Bar Foundation
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sharon is very knowledgeable and reliable. I have observed her interact with her clients and she really takes the time to explain the court process and what to expect. I have gone to her with custody questions and she always has the answer and great advice. You cannot find a better family law attorney in York."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sharon is knowledgeable of the law, but also considerate of her client's needs. We were able to negotiate a suitable outcome for both parties, which is important for custody matters."
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