A child of divorce herself, Sharon is familiar with the impact of divorce and its attendant impact on a family, both short-term and long-term.  She focuses her advocacy on conflict resolution and puts the client first every step of the way.  Sharon has committed herself to advocacy in family law since the inception of her professional career.  Growing up in Illinois and being raised by a social worker and an accountant, a career in family law came naturally. Sharon earned her legal degree at Loyola Chicago School of Law with a Certificate in Child and Family Law.  She brings to the table a unique background in child welfare law, school law, and matrimonial law. Sharon now concentrates on the parenting concerns and financial complexities associated with divorce and paternity.

Don’t mistake Sharon for taking a soft approach on hard problems, though. Sharon is ready to litigate if this path is in her client’s best interest.  She is not afraid of a challenge.  When not in the courtroom, Sharon regularly practices “leave no trace” camping, whether it be in the rugged mountains or elsewhere in the wilderness.  She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor degree at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  Since her admission to the Illinois Bar, Sharon has had experience in domestic relations, special education law, probate, and juvenile court matters. Sharon’s publications include the following:

  • Reform in School Discipline in Illinois, The Docket, June 2017
  • A Critical Analysis of the Collaboration of Child Welfare Professionals, Praxis, Fall 2014, Vol. 13
  • Legislative Update: The House’s Response to At-Risk Children Without a Home, Children’s Legal Rights Journal, January 2014, Vol. 34, Issue 2

Licensed in 2015, Sharon already is an award-winning attorney in Family Law, having been named an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company consecutively since 2017, which is a distinction earned by fewer than two percent of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois.  Sharon currently practices in DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Kendall Counties, and she also serves as a Guardian ad Litem for the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County.  

Associate Attorney

Illinois, 2015

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
  • Juris Doctor, May 2015
  • Honors: Certificate in Child and Family Law
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2012
  • Honors: Edmund J. James Scholar Honors
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem, Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County Domestic Relations
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem, Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County Probate
  • Reform in School Discipline in Illinois, The Docket, June 2017
  • A Critical Analysis of the Collaboration of Child Welfare Professionals, Praxis, Fall 2014, Vol. 13
  • Legislative Update: The House’s Response to At-Risk Children Without a Home, Children’s Legal Rights Journal, January 2014, Vol. 34, Issue 2
  • Emerging Lawyer, 2017
  • Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow, University of Michigan Law School, 2014
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, University of Illinois
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, University of Illinois
  • Lake County Minor Guardianship Help Desk, Volunteer Attorney
  • Prairie State Legal Services Borderless Pro Bono Project