Sharon M. Hanlon

Sharon M. Hanlon

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

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 Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

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
  • 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

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