Skip to main content

Katherine M. Sharkey

Family Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

Practice area


Nichols Sacks Slank Sendelbach & Buiteweg PC
121 W Washington St Ste 300
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104-1300

Family lawyers nearby


3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and compassionate help
I hired Kate to represent me in my divorce which occurred at an explosively difficult point in my life. She was a calming force for both me and my now-former spouse. She advised me on how to best stay out of court, how to protect my children's emotional needs, and how to limit my attorney's fees. I'm grateful for her wisdom and counsel.
Read less
Posted by Jamie | November 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kate is caring, kind, patient and realistic
I have been a client of Kate for many years now. She has been kind, caring and realistic with me. I am very happy that I have worked with Kate and forsee us working together for many years. She understands domestic violence and has been very sensitive to my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2015
Poor service and professionalism
Following a paid consultation, Ms. Sharkey indicated interest to represent as counsel. In subsequent attempts to reach Ms Sharkey, absolute zero response was given and without any additional explanation. It cost me money and time, and impacted the court hearing. Still do not understand why Ms. Sharkey said one thing in person, and then just disappeared and ignored my emails, voicemail, and messages. It was my first time experiencing such unprofessional behavior in an already stressful and difficult time.
Read less


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Moms Demand Action, Washtenaw Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, Domestic Violence Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Abbot Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, Ann Arbor
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association Public Service and Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Director at Large
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Public Service and Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Friend of the Court Liaison
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Washtenaw Region, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
View all associations

Speaking Engagements

  • Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project Training
  • Drafting an "Iron clad" Judgment of divorce
  • 2018
  • Michigan Poverty Project Roadshow
  • Property Division
  • 2017
  • ICLE
  • Advising Clients in a Post Obergefell Era
  • 2017
  • Committee on Regional Training for Lawyers
  • Trial Practice
  • 2015
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Katherine
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Kate Sharkey for divorce and other family law matters. She’s committed to providing excellent representation to her clients, and is well respected in the Washtenaw legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kate has a passion for family law and is an expert in areas of domestic violence and restraining orders. She is compassionate and an aggressive advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Ann Arbor Family Lawyer Katherine M. Sharkey
Katherine M. Sharkey
Family Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 13 years