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Sharon M. Faulkner - Poughkeepsie, NY

301 Manchester RdSuite 201 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Updated: 07/27/2021

Poughkeepsie Divorce Lawyer


"Divorce is emotionally and financially draining, providing personalized attention goes a long way to making it easier for my clients."

Raised in Dutchess County, 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.


About Sharon M. Faulkner

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Family
  • Collaborative Law


Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • Member, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Member, Dutchess County Bar Association, 2002 - Present (Vice President 2013-2014; Secretary 2012-2013; Assistant Treasurer 2011-2012)
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, 2002 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Member, Rotary Club of Maui, Maui, Hawaii, 1994 - 2000
  • Rotary Club of Maui, Maui, Hawaii, 1996 - 1997 (Community Service Director)
  • Rotary Club of Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, New York, 2004 - 2005 (Member)
  • Member, Maui County Bar Association, 1992 - 2001
  • Member, Maui County Estate Planning Council (President 1995-1996)
  • Member, Dutchess County Family Court Advisory Board, 2007 - Present
  • Dutchess County Bar Association Grievance Committee (Member)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Member, Committee on Character and Fitness for the Ninth Judicial District

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Vassar Brothers Hospital Foundation Board, 2017

Past Positions

  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Kauai County Branch Lihue, Hawaii, Managing Attorney, 2000 - 2001
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Database Manager, 2000 - 2001
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Maui County Branch Wailuku, Hawaii, Managing Attorney, 1997 - 2001
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Maui Branch Wailuku, Hawaii, Staff Attorney, 1996 - 1997
  • The Law Office of Judith L. Neustadter Wailuku, Hawaii, Of Counsel, 1994 - 1996
  • Hawaii Lawyer's Care/AmeriCorps National Service Maui, Hawaii, Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Foley Maehara Judge Nip & Chang, nka Brooks Tom & Miller Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, Associate, 1992 - 1993
  • Ostertag O'Leary & Barrett, Associate, 2001 - 2008


  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, May, 1992
  • Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May, 1989
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: Philosophy

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


301 Manchester RdSuite 201 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


Other Sources of Feedback About Sharon M. Faulkner

Included on the 2023 Upstate New York list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Sharon M. Faulkner on Super Lawyers


  • Recipient, Dutchess County Bar Association "Law Guardian of the Year" Award for 2008
  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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