Biography

As an experienced litigation paralegal, Sharon has participated in civil jury and non-jury 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 analyzing and developing strategies in all phases of the case from initial intake through discovery, trial and appeal. She assists with investigations, interviewing expert witnesses, legal research, analyzing and researching medical issues, developing witness examinations, drafting pleadings and discovery responses, designing trial exhibits, and participating in 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, and completed the Westlaw Certification Program. 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

Maine Legislature Adopts Major Revision to Its Net Energy Billing Program

On July 1, 2021, LD 936, An Act To Amend State Laws Relating to Net Energy Billing and the Procurement of Distributed Generation became law after Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed the legislatively enacted...

Blog

Future of Non-Competes: Insights into Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy

Blog

Massachusetts Now Requires Paid COVID-19 Leave for all Employees

Massachusetts now requires all employers, regardless of size, with Massachusetts employees to offer employees paid, job-protected leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons, including to get or recover from a COVID-19 vaccine. Massachusetts also has established...

Event

MAME's 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Please join us as we sponsor MAME’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to the MAME Scholarship Fund to help support students interested in entering the manufacturing and trade industry in Maine. At...

News

Advice from Former Portland Charter Commission

On June 23, Portland Phoenix published an article, "Those who have been there predict Portland Charter Commission faces steep learning curve," discussing the organizational meeting with Portland's newly elected Charter Commission. In the meeting...

News

Maine's Evolving Economy and the Future of Remote Work

On June 8, Maine Public published "The Future of Remote Work: The Outlook for Maine Employers and Workers As Offices Re-Open," covering its Maine’s Evolving Economy series that focuses on the shifts in Maine’s...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Publication/Podcast

Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

On June 10, employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez spoke with Maine Association of Nonprofits for its blog post "Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?" As MANP continues to receive questions from...

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