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·   Counsel employers regarding complex legal human resource issues, including disability accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour, employee discipline, hiring criteria, employment handbooks and agreements, electronic/computer policies, vicarious liability, covenants not-to-compete, workplace investigations and terminations.  Provide recommendations to clients on workplace issues in both crisis and noncrisis situations.

·   Evaluate, analyze, and litigate claims in federal and state courts involving the ADA, OFLA/FMLA, Title VII, and other employment laws, and administrative charges filed with the Bureau of Labor and Industries and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

·   Prepare and closely adhere to litigation budgets and strategic plans for efficient resolution. 

·   Creatively and actively negotiate settlements and solutions to disputes.

·   Conduct complex investigations and intensive document discovery (electronic and hard copy).


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Health Care: 10%
    7 years

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  • Rodney L. Umberger JR

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Sharon is exemplary in her attention to clients and her ability to champion their rights and interests.


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Contact info

Williams Kastner

888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR, 97204-2020


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWilliams Kastner2004 - Present
AttorneyGreenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Kentucky Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Oregon Womens LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Business JournalNew Law Drastically Alters Noncompete Requirements2007
Defense Research InstituteMore Than Just a Word2006
Portland Business JournalGood Records Can Minimize Claims2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of DaytonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northwest Career Colleges Federation Annual MeetingMinimizing Employee Lawsuits2008
Williams Kastner HR Breakfast SeminarUnsavory Employee Conduct: What's an Employer to do?2007
Williams Kastner HR Breakfast SeminarWage and Hour Class Actions: You're in the Bull's Eye2007
FMLA/ADA SeminarEmployer Responsibilities under USERRA2007
Williams Kastner Employment Law SeminarNavigating the Minefield: An Employer’s Step by Step Approach to Complying with Disability, Medical Leave, and Workers’ Compensation Laws2005