About Sharon

Sharon has dedicated her practice to helping clients affected by asbestos-related illnesses including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Sharon is one of the Beasley Allen attorneys working out of the firm’s Atlanta office.

Before joining Beasley Allen, Sharon represented clients in a wide range of occupations across the country who developed mesothelioma or other cancers after being exposed to the toxic substance, asbestos. She has also represented individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma after household exposures to asbestos from the work clothes of their spouses or parents, or exposure to cosmetic talc products. And, she has handled wrongful death litigation on behalf of the surviving family members of people who have died from such diseases.

Awards and Ratings

Sharon is licensed to practice law in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.

For the last three consecutive years, 2016-2018, she was named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list.

Education

In 2005, Sharon received her law degree from Emory University School of Law where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar, which is “the highest accolade an incoming student can receive.” She was also a member of the Emory International Law Review, Student Bar Association President and a law clerk for the American Cancer Society Office of Corporation Counsel. Prior to law school, Sharon attended Columbia University and Emory University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts with high honors in interdisciplinary studies. While earning her undergraduate degree, she interned for the American Civil Liberties Union and the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.

Professional Associations

As a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Sharon was selected for the organization’s LEAD (Leadership Education & Advanced Direction) program (2015-2016) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the group’s magazine, Verdict. She is also a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and previously served as the group’s Membership Committee Chair.

Publicity

Sharon has appeared on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio to discuss her work in asbestos litigation. She has also appeared on the LawCall television show as an expert on asbestos litigation.

Community Involvement

Sharon is a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue where she serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Membership Committee. In her free time, Sharon enjoys running, practicing Krav Maga (form of karate) and yoga, and volunteering in the community. Sharon’s family grew this year as she welcomed her first child in June 2017.


Education

  • Emory University School of Law (J.D. 2005)
  • Columbia University (1998 – 2000), Emory University (B.A. 2002)

Recognitions & Awards

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star (2016 – 2018)
  • Robert W. Woodruff Scholar

Admissions

  • California (2005)
  • Georgia (2007)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2007)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2007)
  • DeKalb County Superior Court (2007)
  • Washington D.C. (2007)
  • New Jersey (2008)
  • New York (2009)
  • Florida State (2011)
  • U.S. District Courts, Central District of California (2006)
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (2010)
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (2015)

Memberships

  • American Association for Justice member
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Co-Chair Membership Committee
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Verdict
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association member

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