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Sharon Patricia O'Day

Mediation Attorney at Sarasota, FL

4.9   35 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 23 years
    Maryland - MD 36 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sharon

Learn Sharon’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    25%
    Family Mediation, Elder Mediation, Circuit Civil Mediation, Probate Mediation, Trust Mediation, Guardianship mediation,

    20 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, modifications, child support, relocation, divorce coaching

    24 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Assistance in resolving all aspects of family law without litigation

    24 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    Flat Fee divorce ($1,500 without children, $2,000 with children), fast, easy and inexpensive

    24 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%
    Premarital & Postmarital Agreements

IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A FAMILY TRANSITION CONTACT US TO HELP MAKE IT EASIER AND LESS STRESSFUL

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.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020

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Location

O'Day Resolutions

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Marco Comparato | December 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Overseas needs handled without a hitch!
I needed some very oddball discernment of paperwork needed for handling offshore , and through US Embassy. this required clear communications to my spouse and I and for all of this to be done over email. Sharon , at a very reasonable flat-fee, took all of this on for us with a friendly hand-on process and allowed us both to not get our notarizations and different documents executed thoroughly. She was fantastic and her staff/paralegal was friendly as well.
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Posted by Ricky | April 9, 2024
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Simplified Divorce
Sharon O'Day really made this stressful time easier. I really wasn't sure what route I needed to take, divorce, mediation, etc. I didn't know about the simplified divorce but this was perfect and relatively inexpensive to other processes. Since my former spouse and I were able to come to an agreeable and civil end, the simplified divorce was perfect for us. Can't thank you enough.
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Posted by Terry | February 19, 2024
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Terry Roberts
I hired Sharon and her staff for my divorce. It was not an easy one took three years to do but she was a trooper and stuck by me the whole way. Don’t plan on getting another divorce, but if I was in that situation, Sharon and Melissa would be the first ones I would call.
Posted by Lada | February 12, 2024
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Amazing, knowledgeable, kind professional!
Divorce can be tough and very difficult . Sharon made the whole process quick, simple, and easy with gentle approach. I would definitely recommend her !
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2024
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Wife
We desired a Non contested divorce. Our experience with this process was quick and smooth. I had a pleasant visit with both Sharon and Melissa as we waited in my ex-husband to arrive for the signing of the final documents.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Ms Oday and her assistant Melissa were very knowledgeable, quick to respond, always gave thorough answers to my questions, and took care of my divorce quickly and inexpensively. The divorce process is difficult enough. The paperwork doesn’t have to be. I can’t thank them enough!
Posted by Andrew | November 1, 2023
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Mr.
Very professional. Great communication. I saved time, money and aggravation.
Posted by Eugene | August 22, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
We hired Sharon for uncontested divorce. This was the best decision we made. Sharon and Melissa are a great team. Everything was explained to us upfront during initial free consultation clearly and concisely. There were zero surprises and the whole process was efficient and effective, We highly recommend Sharon as an attorney should you require divorce services.
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Posted by Gretchen | August 8, 2023
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Simplified Uncontested Divorce
I found Sharon and Melissa to be very easy to work with. They explain every detail very well. They get things done in an expedient way. They are also reasonable for the cost of a uncontested divorce. I would highly recommend O'Day Resolutions for anyone that finds themselves in my situation.
Posted by Luz | July 21, 2023
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Divorce attorney
She was very professional, and explained everything very well and in detailed and what was gonna happen. I definitely recommend to anyone!
Posted by Kate | July 15, 2023
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Excellent Divorce Lawyer
The painful process of divorce was made much easier by Sharon O’Day, Melissa Feldman and the rest of their team. I was very grateful for their guidance, expertise, kindness and decency. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Cheryl | July 12, 2023
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Seamless divorce process
Sharon was a pleasure to work with. She was always very candid with her feedback and guidance but never made me feel like I didn't have a choice. She was always very responsive to my questions and Melissa, her assistant, was just as accommodating. I highly recommend them both.
Posted by DINA | October 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Glad I found Atty. Sharon
It took me a long while before I finally decided to file a divorce against my now ex-husband- even longer to find the best lawyer . After reading all the good reviews about Atty. Sharon and going through her website to know her better , I must admit I was impressed. It felt like despite her knowledge, experience and skills she seemed very nice and personable. Having to set an initial consult with Atty Sharon was easy . The free 30-minute consult was a relief . Atty Sharon was really nice and so accommodating. She patiently listened to me and without having to make it sound complicated she simply said my case was easy . She told me the things to be done and how she’s going to do it . She assured me it was going to be fast and easy . She was right ! Ms. Melissa readily sent the necessary documents to start the case. She’s also good at answering emails so quickly and returning my calls . Not to mention , I do not have to call them to ask for updates they email me and inform me the status of my case . And in no time , my petition has been granted ! Thank you so much Atty. Sharon. Thank you Ms Melissa . They were truly both wonderful people and so professional. Do not take my word for it , you have to experience if yourself. Call them !
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
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Great to work with
Sharon and her team are super efficient and professional and were a pleasure to work with especially in difficult circumstances.
Posted by Michelle | May 15, 2022
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Excellent Experience
O’Day Resolutions provided excellent service and expertise in handling my dissolution of marriage. Sharon O’Day and her assistant, Melissa, made the entire process easily understandable. Their knowledge and resourcefulness were invaluable in helping our family enter this new chapter.
Posted by Willard | April 21, 2022
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Divorce
Everything was explained in great detail. Sharon was excellent during a difficult time. All legal work was done precisely, and at a very reasonable price. Thank You Sharon and Melissa Sharon's assistant for getting us through this time.
Posted by Marie | December 14, 2021
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Divorce with Ease and Compassion
No divorce is easy even when both parties agree. Sharon and Melissa worked to make what could have been a long, tedious and emotionally draining experience into one that was super easy and comfortable to both sides. I was not aware that this type of divorce service even existed and had even researched traveling for a quickie divorce! So glad that I was referred to O'Day Resolutions and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else in a similar circumstance.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2021
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Divorce mediation
We contacted Sharon for divorce mediation ! We did not agree on many matters and Sharon was able to resolve them all ! She saved us money and time ! She was efficient and quick in response ! I highly recommend using her before going a traditional divorce route !
Posted by Vince | September 20, 2021
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Quick and painless
Thank you Sharon for making our divorce quick and painless. She made it so simple all we had was answer some questions, fill out a few forms, and sign papers in her office. Her staff was knowledgeable and friendly. For parties interested in an uncontested divorce I would highly recommend Sharon.
Posted by Sam | August 11, 2021
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Mediate Don’t Litigate
If you are able to mediate-Do So! Sharon and her Staff are extremely professional and effective. A generally negative situation, can be handled properly and without the cost of litigation.. Don’t allow the State to decide how your assets are divided. Sharon makes it as easy as a simple business transaction.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Mediator, Collaborative Attorney
  • O'Day Resolutions
  • 2012 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Kirk Pinkerton, PA
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney / Owner
  • The Law Office of Sharon O'Day
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Protection Officer / Head of Field Office
  • Office Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees
  • 1993 - 1999
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • 1987

Associations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Next Generation Divorce
  • Marketing Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Marital & Family Law
  • Florida Bar Association
  • 2010

Publications

  • FCPC Annual Conference
  • 2018 Case Law Review
  • 2018
  • The Docket Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Family Law Legislative Update
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • FCPC Annual Conference
  • Case Law Review
  • 2018
  • FCPC Annual Conference
  • Case Law Review
  • 2017
  • FCPC Annual Conference
  • Annual Case Law Update
  • 2016
  • FCPC Annual Conference
  • Annual Case Law Review
  • 2015
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Elder Mediation & Family Conflict Resolution
  • 2014
  • FCPC Fall Conference
  • Case Law Update
  • 2014
  • Sarasota County Bar Association ADR Section
  • Vive La Difference: Gender & Negotiiations
  • 2013
  • Family Court Professional Collaborative Annual Conference
  • Family Case Law Update
  • 2013
  • EHDOC Annual Conference
  • Elder Mediation
  • 2013
  • Dispute Resolution Confernce
  • Diversity: Delights & Downfalls
  • 2013
  • Parental Responsibility: The Professional's Prospective
  • Legal Aspects of Social Investigations in Florida
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Sharon
Mediation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sharon O'Day is a highly effective attorney and Mediator for whom I have known for over 20 years in the legal community and have the greatest respect. Sharon is intelligent, personable, and cares very deeply about her clients and her work ethics in preparing and handling her cases for her clients. I have consulted with Sharon on numerous cases, and referred potential clients to her in the past for mediation, and would not hesitate to refer more in the future. In giving Sharon an excellent rating, it's not high enough for her knowledge and experience. Sharon is up front with her opinion and being realistic in what you might expect. I cannot recommend Sharon highly enough, I have given her office permission to release my contact information if you'd like to verify this review, please refer to Allan F. Baily, Esquire"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharon is one of the best collaborative divorce attorneys in the state. She definitely gets my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Top drawer family attorney and mediator."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Sharon O’Day. Sharon truly cares about the clients and the families she represents. By providing her clients with different options to resolve their family law matters without the need to litigate she helps achieve her goal of helping families go through changes with minimal conflict and expense. In addition, Sharon has been a huge leader in expanding Collaborative Family Law in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and has been recognized by Next Generation Divorce for her success. Sharon is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Civil Mediator, is a Board Certified Family Lawyer, and has dedicated herself to help families move past their conflicts in a workable and amicable fashion."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Sharon. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sharon's extensive life and work experience makes her an ideal mediator in family matters where creative solutions are often needed. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharon served as a mediator in a very difficult case in which my client was involved. We were fortunate to have Sharon as a mediator, as a settlement was obtained that I believe was in the best interests of all involved. Prior to mediation, I had my doubts as to whether the case would resolve and but for Sharon's services, I don't think it would have. It was a pleasure to deal with her and I would recommend her as a mediator in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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