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Sharon Malchar Easley

Mediation Attorney at Plano, TX

4.7   15 reviews

also known as Mediation Centers of America, Divorce Mediation Centers of America

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 35 years
    Oklahoma - OK 34 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1988
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1989

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Sharon M. Easley is a knowledgeable divorce mediator and family law attorney. Located in Plano, Texas, Attorney Easley has more than 30 years of legal experience. Understanding the complexities of the legal system, Sharon works diligently to help her clients resolve their legal goals without suing each other, without fighting, and without expensive lawyers. Call to schedule a free consultation with Sharon.

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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2009
A Trustworthy and caring attorney who does what is right for children first and then her client
Sharon is an attorney who puts her client's best interests at heart especially when there are children involved. She is known as a bulldog but she definitely has that reputation because she wins and uses the right ways to win. Sharon does listen to what her clients have to say and want. There are rumors out there that she does things with wrongful intent but if you check out those "stories"/rumors you will see those are brought about by people who are on the losing side (not her side). Sharon and her law firm are known for their integrity, honesty and family values. I would recommend her to anyone I know and in fact I have. My case is a very difficult one and not one that is common. Again my children have been her main interest and then my well being. The children are innocent parties here whereas I as an adult can look out for myself better than my children can. This is where Easley and Marquis and their professionalism and concern come into play and far outweigh their competitors. You can't go wrong with Easley & Marquis.
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Posted by Lauren | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life changing
Y’all I cannot speak highly enough of Sharon Easley and her team. We weren’t expecting this to go to the level it did. With my ex showing up pretty much last minute ( thought it wouldn’t be contested), Sharon worked diligently to pull out all the stops and work hard to protect my daughter. She took the other side off guard, having Information available that took this case to another level. She OWNED the courtroom and put the other side to shame. This woman has been changing lives for 25 years and I can see why. This might sound minimal. A simple name change. It was anything but. The complexity with a minor requesting a chance is not an easy feat. She went against the grain and spoke to my child who wanted to testify. This apparently is not common / allowed with these arguments. She had faith in my child and explained to the judge why she felt Kay would be able to articulate herself and the more than generous judge allowed for it. Again- not something typical at all. With Sharon’s confidence, intelligence and experience, she left the other side grasping at straws and visibly losing their composure. It was comparable to a cheetah taking down a baby gazelle. If you’re looking for someone willing to take unconventional chances to make changes in the standard family law outcome- call Sharon. She’s a beast and she wins. She’s willing to do what others won’t, to achieve what others don’t. I’m grateful for her, and she’s been a crucial part in teaching- and allowing my child to speak up against those who wrong her and giving her a rare opportunity to prove one should always act against what’s wrong. Allowing her to prevail in the end. We made changes today and it’s because she had faith in a Childs voice and took the leap of faith needed to offer my child a brighter future. Thank you Sharon. We will never be able to express just how much you’ve impacted our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I appreciate Sharon so much.
I've dealt with lawyers who really couldn't care less about supporting their clients and Sharon Easley is not one of them. You may not speak with her everyday but you can trust she is on your case. These things take time. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable in her field and will represent you fairly. Honesty is the best policy. If a client isn't upfront and is hiding stuff, you can bet they won't get a fair deal. I've hired Sharon to represent me and have every confidence that she will be the reason we walk away from our situation victorious. She's easy to speak with and very understanding. Sharon has given me the confidence to believe everything will be alright and I can relax.
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Posted by Edward | July 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Sharon Easley an ethical and excellent attorney
I have know Ms Easley for 15 years and have utilized her services in business as well as domestic issues. Sharon is the most ethical and effective attorney of which I have ever been in contact. As a small business owner that sells to retail outlets, I have had several issues that required consultation and representation with her to include divorce cases from members of my family or friends. I recommend Sharon for any case in which she feels she is qualified. Most of the judges in this area know that when Sharon takes a case, especially where children are involved that she will not move forward unless it is in the best interest of the child. Therefore going into the courtroom that awareness is there. I have several friends that are either present or retired judges and to a person they respect Sharon and will be the first to admit that if a negative post appears regarding her it is probably from a client or lawyer that was at the opposing table in the courtroom. Her fees are very reasonable and results oriented.
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Posted by Tom | July 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent litigator
Sharon represented me approximately two years ago. I could not have asked for or had a more worthy advocate in and out of the courtroom. She carefully explained to me everything that was going on in my case. In the courtroom she provided me very professional representation. When she was referred to me I was told that other lawyers respected her and her experience and that was evident. Her fees were very reasonable and I would highly recommend Sharon to anyone that was looking for affordable first class representation.
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Posted by Kayla | January 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate and Devoted Attorney
Sharon helped us get through a very difficult case that had already lasted far too long when we hired her. Sharon is truly passionate about helping her clients and she has a commanding presence in the courtroom. If you are experiencing a custody issue or divorce that seems impossible to resolve, give Sharon a call you won't be sorry.
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Posted by Gary | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
First Class, Knowledgeable, Tough, Caring Lawyer!
I have had to hire Sharon to defend me three different times over the last 15 years. It is a great feeling to walk into a bad situation knowing you have the most knowledgeable, honest and caring Lawyer on your side. She is tough and I would never want to be in a situation against her. I never wondered about the counsel she gave me because I knew, beyond the shadow of doubt, she would hammer and hammer and hammer (hahaha, I have been watching way too much TV). Seriously, without a doubt the best Attorney around. I always knew the advice she gave me was based on her years of experience and with my best interest in mind. Not only did she provide legal counsel she provided counsel on how things would affect my child. If your looking for a Lawyer that you can trust to fight on your behalf you will not find anyone better than her.
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Posted by DS | July 6, 2015
There Should Be More Like Her!
I'd seen enough to believe all attorneys were in it for the money and didn't truly care about their clients at the end of the day, until I hired Sharon. She cares only for doing what is right, which is the most important thing. Her efforts, over years sticking with me through several legal/custody actions, helped me get the majority of the rights for my son. She listened to me, worked with me and trusted me, but that paled in comparison to all she did to help my son which is her priority. I saw what a couple of well known lawyers would do for money versus doing right, and I wouldn't trade Sharon for them or any attorney in North Texas.
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Posted by RON | March 10, 2015
Spectacular Attoney !
Sharon Easley represented me and my company in a business deal. The other side did not even have a chance. Sharon is a bulldog that doesn't give up the fight for what's right for her clients. Her steadfast knowledge of courtroom proceedings and protocol was very comforting. She is the heavyweight attorney you always wanted to walk into court with.
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Posted by Cliff | January 13, 2015
Incredible attorney!
Sharon Easley represented my child custody case several years ago and I was extremely impressed with her ethics, drive and motivation to make sure "the right thing happens". Not only was she concerned with me as a person, but for the welfare of my children too. I personally think she's the best Lawyer in Texas! Thank you Sharon!
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Posted by Tom | December 17, 2014
Sharon Easley is a very determined, knowledgeable and competent attorney!!
I just read the review that was posted a few days ago in which the purported former client rated Ms. Easley as poor and said that she is unreliable and unethical. Because of my own very different view of Ms. Easley's competency as an attorney, I want to share my experience here so those looking for a lawyer who will fight very persistently for them, particularly in connection with their children, will seek her out. Ms. Easley has represented me in numerous matters for over 20 years. In each case, not all of which were family related matters, Sharon fought doggedly and effectively to achieve the best possible result for my situation. Her fees were reasonable, in fact, far less than fees charged by other lawyers who have represented me in similar situations. She was also very available to discuss her charges and thoroughly explain the need for the particular service in my case. Because of my high regard for her in business matters, I retained her to represent me in my own divorce, which she did very effectively. Most recently, I hired her on behalf of my son in a custody dispute over his then 3 year old daughter. The case lingered for 4 years. Throughout that time, she continually advised my son as to what he needed to do to have the best chance of being awarded custody of his daughter. She stood by him when he was falsely accused of being physically abusive toward the mother. She guided him through the investigation when the mother falsely accused him of molesting his daughter. Eventually, she was able to prove that the mother's boyfriend--not my son--was the guilty party. But for her perseverance and competent representation, my son would not have custody of his daughter today. Those of us who watched her in the courtroom and listened to her as she comforted my son had a hard time reconciling both sides of her style. In the courtroom, she is tough, effective, direct, and a bulldog. When she was out of the courtroom and helping my son deal with his emotions, she was soft, comforting, encouraging and supportive. I can't imagine an attorney doing a better job for her client than she did for my son and than she has done for me throughout the years. I recommend Ms. Easley strongly to anyone who wants an attorney who will fight very hard to achieve the client's goal and, in family law matters, do so with the best interest of the child or children guiding her at every step.
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Posted by Peter | October 12, 2013
Sharon Easley got me custody of my son!
Sharon Easley recently represented me in a jury trial where I got custody of my 6 year old son. She did an excellent job for me. She was prepared and was very confident and comfortable in the courtroom. I would recommend her to anyone who wants or needs a skilled and experienced attorney.
Posted by Scott | April 21, 2010
Excellent, Reliable and Professional Firm
I couldn't be more satisfied with the service provided by this firm. When I needed help with my child custody problem I asked around for referals and Easley and Marquis were always the number one firm recommended, even by other firms I spoke to. I have used other attorneys in the past for the same issues I had now and they really did nothing to help me, they got paid and then relaxed and did very little and many things got done incorrectly. I decided this time to spend just a small amount more money and hire the best attorney I could find in the Collin County area and that was Sharon Easley. I am very, very happy with that decision. Everything has been handled with professionalism, sensitivity and efficiency. Sharon's whole staff is very capable and whenever appropriate Sharon would use a Junior Attorney to work on the case keep the fees down. If you want something done right and it is something important to you I would suggest going with the best. Why risk using anything less when you need results? And I will tell you that hiring the best is not necessarily more expensive because you will have your issue handled one time with no mistakes and not have to go back and correct later. Some of the things that stood out to me was that Sharon would answer her phone or emails immediately on weekends, evenings and even when she was on vacation. And you may as well face the facts, most issues you encounter while going through this process don't happen Monday-Friday from 9-5. Most of my issues would happen on a Friday night or over the weekend and Sharon ALWAYS took my call-that was important to me. Other attorneys I have hired in the past would not ever consider working on a case outside of buisness hours and it always seems you get served with papers on a Friday evening. Now you would have to wait until Monday or even Tuesday for most attorneys to get back to you. With Easley and Marquis I was always in contact with someone within a couple of hours and everything would be explained to me and I could enjoy the rest of my weekend and not be a nervous wreck the whole weekend. Another thing that stood out to me was that if I needed advice or anything from Sharon while she was in court on another case, her assistant could always contact her and would get back to me with an answer usually within a couple of hours. I think that if you need help with a serious child custody issue you should definately call Easley and Marquis to discuss your issue. I can tell you that they are accomodating and always have the childs best interest in focus. I have never been mislead, in fact I was told everything that was going to happen and it was almost always exactly as they predicted. I was pretty much at ease during the whole proceeding because I had been prepared for what was going to happen. Did this case cost me a lot of money? Yes. However, being on the losing end also cost a lot of money. The silver lining was that one of my children ran up and gave Sharon a hug after the ruling and both of my children have told me "thank you" for what I did to get them out of their former home with their mother and back home with me. That is worth any amount of money. I know it is scary starting this type of battle, I just went through it. All I can tell you is to do what you think is best for the kids. I did it, and I live across the country and Sharon gave me my children back. My kids are now happy and loving and thankful that I did what I did by hiring Sharon Easley. Good Luck, and please don't use your children as "tools/pawns" to get what you want, just do what is best for the kids.
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Posted by Monty | April 1, 2010
Review of Sharon Easley
If you're looking for an attorney to handle a family law case in Collin County, look no further! I've worked with 4 different attorneys on my case in the past and Sharon has by far been the best. She's outstanding in court, well prepared, and always looking out for the best interests of her client. I've also met other people over the last few years that have very high recommendations for Sharon as well. I can't say enough about how well Sharon performs in the court room.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
Everything you don't want in an attorney
Ms. Easley's representation was so poor that on reflection I wish I had filed a formal complaint with the Texas Judicial Board. With my children's safety and future on the line, and having spent many months carefully preparing supporting documentation for my suit, Ms. Easley failed to enter a single piece of paper into evidence during trial. She allowed my child to be verbally assaulted by opposing counsel without any attempt to intervene. I was absolutely astonished at her dishonesty (lying to opposing counsel in my presence, then bragging about it to me later), unpreparedness, and unethical practices in general. I would never, ever use her again or recommend her to anyone else.
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Response from Sharon Easley December 17, 2014
I do not recognize you as a former client. I do not call children to testify as witnesses and no judge before whom I have tried a case will let a child be questioned in open court except under very extraordinary circumstances. Perhaps, you have mistaken me for another attorney, as I am a strong advocate for the best interest of children and would never sit silent while a child is being verbally abused by anyone, let alone an attorney in a courtroom. If you feel I have failed to meet my duty to you, please let me know personally, as I am not aware of any incident such as you describe.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2018
updated on 03/15/2019

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor
  • Collin College
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Divorce Mediation Centers of America
  • 1988 - Present
  • Owner
  • Easley Law Group
  • 1988 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Easley & Marquis, PLLC
  • 1997 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • John McFall & Associates
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Associate Attorney
  • Johnston & Budner
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Moore & Peterson
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of AG and AG, minor children
  • Dad awarded custody
  • In the Interest of PDK
  • Dad awarded custody without geographic restriction


  • Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1994 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Plano Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern Dist
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern Dist
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2008
  • The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center
  • Board Member and Fundraising Chair
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
  • Director
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
  • Founder
  • 1994 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2021
  • American Business Woman of the Year
  • American Business Woman's Association
  • 2000
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • City of Plano Civil Service Commission
  • 1999
  • Hero of Hope
  • Child Advocacy Center of Collin County
  • 1998
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Procedure
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • 1986
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  • Oklahoma Law Review
  • Preferential Transfers in Bankruptcy
  • 1989
  • Oklahoma Law Review
  • Meritor Savings Bank
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • 2010 Civil Case Update
  • 2011

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Plano Mediation Lawyer Sharon Malchar Easley
Sharon Malchar Easley
Mediation Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 35 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details