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Sharon Corsentino is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.  Prior to starting her dedicated mediation practice in 2016, Sharon practiced collaborative law and also litigated complex family law, probate, and guardianship cases.

Since starting her mediation practice, Sharon has helped settle hundreds of family law cases and civil cases in courts in Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Rockwall County, and other counties throughout North Texas.  These cases have involved a variety of legal issues, including divorce involving complex property and custody matters, child custody modifications, guardianship, debt claims, probate, and landlord-tenant disputes.

Sharon is passionate about taking a non-adversarial approach to legal matters to help empower people to make their own decisions, rather than having a court make decisions for them that don’t meet their goals and interests. Recognizing the value of allowing parties to craft their own settlements to meet their specific needs, Sharon’s approach generally results in unique settlements that address the interests and concerns of all parties.

Sharon completed the 40-hour civil mediation and 24-hour family law mediation training in 2008, the required 4-hour domestic violence training in 2017, and regularly attends seminars and conferences focusing on alternative dispute resolution techniques as both a participant and a presenter.  She is licensed to practice in Texas state courts, in the federal district courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sharon was formerly an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas teaching family law mediation.  Sharon also served as an adjunct professor in the Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Program at El Centro College, a part of the Dallas County Community College District in Dallas, Texas, where she taught both the 24-hour family law mediation training and the 40-hour civil mediation training.

Sharon’s dedication to alternative dispute resolution is reflected in her involvement in numerous professional organizations and volunteer activities.  She has served on the board of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Dallas Bar Association since 2019 and was the section chair in 2020.  Sharon regularly volunteers as a mediator for the Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center.  In addition to volunteering as a mediator, Sharon has served as a judge for law school mock mediation competitions both at a regional and national level.

For more information, please contact Sharon at 214-937-9209 or by email at mediations@sharoncorsentino.com. 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2003
  • Eastern and North Districts of Texas, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2011

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis
    • J.D., 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A., 1995

Professional Organizations

  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
  • Collin County Bar Association
    • ADR Section Board Member, 2015-2016
    • Family Law Section Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • ADR Section
      • ADR Section Immediate Past Chair, 2021
      • ADR Section Chair, 2020
      • ADR Section Secretary, 2019
    • Family Law Section
    • Community Involvement Committee Member
  • Denton County Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
  • Texas Mediators Credentialing Association
  • Texas Mediator Trainer Roundtable
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Texas Bar College
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Collin County Women’s Lawyer Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Plano Chamber of Commerce
    • Women’s Division Treasurer, 2016
    • Women’s Division Secretary, 2017

Awards:

2012 and 2013 Rising Star – Texas Monthly Magazine / Super Lawyers Magazine – A Thomson Reuters Publication

2014-2020 – Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine / Super Lawyers Magazine – A Thomson Reuters Publication

2018-2020 – Best Lawyer in Dallas in Alternative Dispute Resolution – D Magazine

10/10 Superb Rating – http://www.avvo.com

Languages

English and German