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Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner
301 Manchester Road,
Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Sharon M. Faulkner

Raised in Dutchess County, New York, Sharon Faulkner returned to New York in 2001 after practicing law in Hawaii for nine years. Ms. Faulkner's background includes family law, estate planning, consumer rights, and all facets of poverty law; she now concentrates her focus on Matrimonial and Family Law.

Ms. Faulkner has been appointed as Attorney for the Child to represent the interest of minor children involved in custody and visitation disputes by Dutchess County Supreme Court and Family Court Justices. She was the recipient of the Dutchess County Family Court's "Law Guardian of the Year" award in 2008. Ms. Faulkner is currently a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Ninth Judicial District.

  • J.D. Western New England University School of Law - 1992
  • B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University - 1989
Awards & Accolades
    • Dutchess County Bar Association, "Law Guardian of the Year" Award Recipient, 2008
    • Super Lawyers®, 2022-Present
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2012-Present
    • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2022-Present
    • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Member, 2002-Present
    • American Bar Association, Member, 1992-Present
    • Committee on Character and Fitness for the Ninth Judicial District, Member, 2021-Present
    • Vassar Brothers Hospital Foundation Board, Member, 2017-Present
    • Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Board, Member, 2022-Present
    • Bar Memberships:
      • Hawaii, 1992
      • District of Columbia, 2001
      • New York, 2002