Providing individuals with a reasonable process for resolving life's most challenging personal and family issues.

Focused exclusively on family law and mediation since 1989.

Professional Resume

SHARON A. WILLIAMS Attorney at Law/Mediator 520 SW Yamhill, Suite 1015, Portland, OR 97204, 503-224-5775, sharon@familylaw-mediation.net.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

October 2006 to the present: SHARON A. WILLIAMS, Attorney and Mediator, Sole Proprietor, 520 SW Yamhill, Suite 1015, Portland, OR 97204, 503-224-5775, sharon@familylaw-mediation.net. Attorney and Mediator handling exclusively family law issues including divorce, custody, support, paternity, domestic partnership and property matters.

September 1993 to September 2006: SORENSEN-JOLINK, TRUBO, WILLIAMS AND WILLIAMS, Partner and attorney, 1020 SW Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, OR 97205. Representation of persons in all areas of domestic relations including divorce, custody, support, property and domestic partnership matters. Partnership duties including personnel, budget and organizational oversight.

November, 1989 to August, 1993, Associate Attorney, SORENSEN-JOLINK, TRUBO and McIlHENNY, 1020 SW Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, OR 97205. Handled individual caseload of family law matters in addition to assisting partners with trial preparation and research.

November 1987 to November, 1989, Associate Attorney, THOMPSON, ADAMS, DeBAST & RAY, 4500 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR. Represented clients in a variety of legal matters including family law, personal injury, real estate, criminal defense and business matters. Assisted partners with preparation of cases for trial and research in a variety of legal areas.

September 1985 to November 1987, Associate Attorney, BIRKLAND & HOUZE, 1001 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR. Assisted partners with trial preparation, research, appeals and co-counsel in a variety of criminal defense matters in both state and federal courts.

EDUCATION:

WILLAMETTE UNVERSITY, College of Law, Salem, Oregon, Juris Doctor, 1985.

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Honors Program, Portland, Oregon, Bachelor of Science graduate with High Honors, 1982.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Member, Oregon Mediation Association.

Board Member and Past President, Oregon Academy of Family Law Practicioners Board, 2006 to present.

Member of the Multnomah County Mediation Commission

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, national and state member, 2005 to present.

Former Co-Chair and Member, Executive Committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Member, State of Oregon, Washington County and Multnomah County Bar Associations on an ongoing basis.