At a time when few women practiced law, Sharon started and built her own law firm after graduation from law school. Her firm was located in Fairfax County and handled civil matters, with a major emphasis on the practice of family law. After ten years, she closed the firm to coincide with her move out of state. In 2011, she joined Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C. to practice family and elder law. Now that one out of every four people being divorced are over 50, Sharon's understanding of the interrelationship between family and elder law serves CSAD clients as they look at the long term impact of divorce. Tenacious and detail-oriented, Sharon oversees the "discovery" process for most family law cases at the firm. The discovery process is a form of legal information gathering essential to the preparation of every client's case.
When she's not practicing law, Sharon teaches "Estate Planning and Probate Law" and "Trial Practice and the Law of Evidence" at Northern Virginia Community College's Paralegal Studies Program.
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|Law School:||Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary
Juris Doctor, 1976
|College:||Westhampton College, University of Richmond
B.A., History and Psychology, with Honors in Psychology, 1973
Virginia State Bar (Member, Family Law Section and Trusts & Estates Section)
Fairfax Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section and Elder Law Section)
"Estate and Probate Statues Every Family Law Attorney Should Know," Family Law news, Summer 2013.
"Equitable Distribution: Virginia Code Section 20-107," Virginia Bar Association Journal 18 (1982): 4-12, (co-authored).