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.
Sharon has been named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for the last three consecutive years beginning in 2016. She was also awarded the inaugural Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award by the Women of PALS (Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar) in 2019. The award recognizes a lawyer who supports, initiates and sustains the advancement and progress of women in our field; contributes to materially altering the structural barriers to the success of women in our field within his or her firm or practice area; provides leadership in his or her firm and the wider legal community on issues related to gender equity; and effectively and consistently speaks truth to power.
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.
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 as Editor for the group’s magazine, Verdict. She is also a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
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.
Sharon is an active member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue and in her free time, she enjoys running, practicing Krav Maga (a form of karate) and yoga, and volunteering in the community. Sharon is the proud mom of daughter Max.