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Sharon Lee Schwartz

Family Attorney at Roseburg, OR

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 26 years
    California - CA 29 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Sharon

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Sharon Lee has practiced general and family law since 1995, is a mediator, a collaborative law practitioner, and a certified divorce financial analyst. While directing a regional office for Legal Aid Services of Oregon for fifteen years, she represented hundreds of clients in family law cases, and supervised thousands of cases. In addition to representing clients in court during trials and appeals, she has taught self-help divorce, custody, and trial skills classes. 

Sharon Lee is a graduate of Davidson College with a BA in English, cum laude, and Georgetown University Law Center where she received a JD and was Section Editor of the Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Association of Collaborative Practitioners. She clerked for the National Center for Youth Law, the District of Columbia Public Defender Juvenile Services Program, and the Women's Legal Defense Fund. Sharon Lee completed a UC Berkeley fellowship on human rights decisions in New Delhi, India. She began practicing law for a legal aid program on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, where she worked in tribal and state courts.  

She published three articles in Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, one of which was co-authored with the founder of the national Legal Services program, Dr. Edgar Cahn. Dr. Cahn and Sharon Lee presented together at the 2012 National Legal Aid and Public Defender Association annual conference about creating reciprocity-based relationships between clients and attorneys in legal aid programs. She also spoke at the 2011 Time banks USA Annual Conference about achieving social justice through partnerships with clients.

Sharon Lee has been involved in the Roseburg community since moving here in 1997. She co-founded the Umpqua Valley Time Exchange, is a past president of the Douglas County Bar Association, and has served on boards including UCAN, Neighborworks Umpqua, the League of Women Voters, Common Ground Mediation Program, and the Douglas County Law Library. She has participated in the United Way Agency Relations Committee, the Douglas County Family Law Advisory Committee the Douglas County Family Violence Prevention Council and was appointed to the Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Committee.

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Sharon Lee Schwartz, LLC
1118 SE Cass Ave
Roseburg, OR, 97470-4902

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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
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Sharon Lee was amazing! She was very informative and knowledgeable. She was very good about giving me all the information I needed to make the best decision I could for my situation. I would and have recommended her to others.

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Work Experience

  • Attorney and Mediator
  • Sharon Lee Schwartz, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Regional Director
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Roseburg Office
  • 1997 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney
  • Dakota Plains Legal Services
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Women's Legal Defense Fund
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • District of Colunbia Public Defender Juvenile Services Program
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Legal Intern
  • National Center For Youth Law
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Legal Intern
  • Food Reseach and Action Center
  • 1991 - 1991
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Professional Fellowship in India
  • N/A

Associations

  • Oregon Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Common Ground Mediation
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oregon Association of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Douglas County Law Library
  • Advisory Board
  • 2012 - Present
  • United Way
  • Agency Relations Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Umpqua Valley Time Exchange
  • Co-Founder
  • 2008 - Present
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • League of Women Voters
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Douglas County Family Law Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Board
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Oregon State Bar, Affirmative Action Committee
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Douglas County Family Violence Prevention Council
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Neighborworks Umpqua
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pay it Forward Award
  • Timebanks USA
  • 2012

Publications

  • Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy
  • Partnering with Clients to Achieve Economic Justice and Full Enfranchisement
  • 2013
  • Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy
  • Let's Get Real - An Addendum
  • 2013
  • Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy
  • Fighting Hunger in the Sun: The Summer Food Program
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly introduction to process options including mediation, collaborative law, and litigation
  • Introduction to Divorce Process
  • 2014
  • Webinar for Equal Justice Works Fellows
  • Fulfilling Your Project's Mission Through Client Engagement
  • 2013
  • Self Help Divorce Class taught quarterly for 16 years
  • Self Help Divorce
  • 2013
  • Douglas County Oregon Women Lawyers Meeting
  • Access to Justice through Co-Production
  • 2013
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association Annual Conference
  • Partnering with Clients to Achieve Justice
  • 2012
  • National Timebanking USA Conference
  • Creating Social Justice through Reciprocity and Timebanking
  • 2011
  • Douglas County Bar Association Meeting
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2009
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Roseburg Family Lawyer Sharon Lee Schwartz
Sharon Lee Schwartz
Family Attorney
Roseburg, OR
Licensed for 29 years