Sharon M. Hanlon

Sharon M. Hanlon

Member
Location:
Naples, Florida
Phone:
(239) 598-3222
Fax:
239-598-9002
Email:

Named in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list

Selected by ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), SW Florida Chapter, as Attorney of the Year, 2018 

President, SW Florida Federal Bar Association (2017-2018)

Selected by the Naples Daily News for their “Annual 25 over 50” Award for Community Leadership, November 2017 

FAWL (Florida Association for Women Lawyers), Secretary 2008, Membership Director 2009 - 2011, Strategic Planning Co-chair 2015-2016, Awards Committee Co-Chair, 2016-17 

Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2011, 2014, 2015

The SW Florida Federal Bar Association (membership chair 2014-2016)

The Florida Bar, 20th Circuit Grievance Commission 2012-2015 (chair 2015)

SW Florida Chapter of ABOTA, president, 2013-2015

Q&A By Attorney Sharon Hanlon

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Civil Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Florida, 1992
  • Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1982

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Central Michigan University
    • M.A. - 1980
  • College of St. Catherine
    • B.A. - 1977

Classes/Seminars

  • June 16th, 2016: Panel member, Florida Association Women Lawyers seminar on Judicial Nominating Procedures, held with Florida Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • April 5th, 2016: Speaker, Trial Section, Collier County Bar Association, “Trial Practice”
  • January 15th, 2016: Panel member, Collier County Bar Association Ethics Seminar
  • April 10th, 2015: Commencement speaker, Western Michigan University/ Cooley Law School – Tampa Campus
  • Fall 2015: Moderator, Mediation/ Arbitration, SW Florida Federal Bar Association
  • Spring 2015: Trial Section, Lee County Bar Association, “Deposition Practices” Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by the Naples Daily News for their “Annual 25 over 50” Award for Community Leadership, November 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Donald E. Van Koughnet Lion of the Law Award by the judiciary of Collier County, 2010
  • Collier County Women & Bar Association, Woman Attorney of the Year, 1999
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers
  • Selected by ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), SW Florida Chapter, as Attorney of the Year, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The SW Florida Federal Bar Association, President (2017-2018)
  • The SW Florida Federal Bar Association (membership chair 2014-2016); president elect (2016-2017)
  • The Florida Bar Fee Arbitration Program Volunteer Attorney Mediator (2010 – Present)
  • Western Michigan University (Cooley Law School), Board of Directors 2012- to date
  • Collier County Women's Bar , Chapter Representative (and Founding President 1993)
  • Collier County Bar Association, Board of Directors , 2008 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers ( FAWL) , Secretary 2008, Membership Director 2009 - 2011, Strategic Planning Co-chair 2015-2016
  • Leadership Award, April 2016, Collier County Legal Aid Society
  • The Florida Bar Lawyer 20th Circuit Grievance, 2012-2015 (chair 2015)
  • SW Chapter of ABOTA (2013-2014); Membership director (2011-2012) (president 2013-15)
  • Recognized by The Collier County Legal Aid Society as the Attorney of the Month for September 2012, in recognition of pro bono work within the County
  • Thomas M. Biggs Inns of Court , President 2011 - 2012, Secretary/Treasurer 2010 - 2011)
  • 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Member 2008 - 2011, Chair 2010 - 2011
Zelman & Hanlon, P.A. Florida Legal Elite 2013 ABA American Bar Association