Biography

As an experienced litigation paralegal, Sharon has participated in civil trials throughout New England, New York, and Florida, in cases involving complex personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice defense, health care law, qui tam and whistleblower actions.

Sharon works closely with the trial team and our clients in analyzing and developing strategies in all phases of the case from initial intake through discovery, trial and appeal. She assists with investigating facts, interviewing expert witnesses, legal research, analyzing and researching medical issues, developing witness examinations, drafting pleadings and discovery responses, designing trial exhibits, and attending jury selection and trial. She has assisted with multi-week "parachute" cases involving catastrophic losses, in which the firm became involved just prior to trial.

Sharon graduated from the University of Southern Maine, Paralegal Studies Program. She has prior experience leading and facilitating seminars through the Institute for Paralegal Education and participated on a Maine State Bar Association panel. She has also presented at the firm's Litigation & Trial Group meetings. She previously held positions as the President, Vice President, and Publicity Committee Chairperson for the Maine State Association of Legal Assistants.

Sharon is a Certified Legal Project Manager through the LPM Institute. She is proficient in various litigation and trial presentation software packages, and is qualified as an administrator with Eclipse SE. She is a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Southern Maine  (Paralegal Certificate)

Honors

  • LPM Institute Certified Legal Project Manager

Firm Highlights

Blog

Paying Health Insurance Premiums for Furloughed or Laid Off Employees

Employers of all sizes in nearly every industry have had to lay off or furlough employees in an attempt to deal with the massive business disruptions caused by the spread of COVID-19. Facing this...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Matter

Management Inefficiency

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

News

Enforcement Issues with SJC Ruling for the Rockweed Industry

Environmental attorney Gordon Smith was quoted in the Machias Valley News Observer article, "One year after SJC ruling, enforcement issues plague rockweed industry," discussing the Ross v. Acadian Seaplant's decision in Maine. Questions about...

Publication/Podcast

Congress Passes the Paycheck Protection Program

On March 27, the United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act). The Act contains many provisions affecting broad swaths of the U.S. economy. The purpose of...

Blog

COVID-19: Federal Bank Regulators Scramble to Issue Waivers and Guidance

As state, federal, and local governments impose ever-greater limitations on business activities and mobility in order to lessen the spread of the coronavirus, the strain on the US economy has grown exponentially. Over the...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Legislation, Regulations, and Programs Regarding COVID-19 Emergency

On March 24 th , the Governor filed legislation to make temporary changes to Massachusetts’ laws and regulations covering a wide range of public and private enterprises to remain in effect during the Covid-19...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

News

Verrill Signs Pledge in Support of Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Connecticut Legal Community

(March 10, 2020) – Verrill has officially joined the Connecticut Bar Association in its ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the region’s legal community by signing “The Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity &...