Sharon brings a diverse legal background to Langdon & Emison and the clients she serves. She regularly represents clients in matters pertaining to dangerous products, premises liability, auto accidents, wrongful death and other personal injury matters.
For nearly 20 years, Sharon practiced with one of Kansas City’s largest law firms, where she was a member of its commercial litigation department, focusing on motion and appellate practice, In addition to commercial litigation, her career spanned such diverse practice areas as personal injury and wrongful death, construction law, governmental liability, corporate transactions, and estates and trusts, among others.
Sharon’s experience encompasses all phases of litigation — from developing legal strategies, analyzing, researching and authoring petitions and pre- and post-trial motions to first-chairing bench trials and second-chairing jury trials, In addition, as an appellate practitioner, Sharon has authored appellate briefs in both state and federal courts, presented oral argument, served as amicus curiae to the Missouri Supreme Court in a governmental liability case, and prepared petitions for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Understanding that her clients’ cases are usually some of the most stressful times in their lives, Sharon is committed to using her breadth of knowledge and experience to best serve Langdon & Emison clients.
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Missouri Bar, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2006
Kansas Bar, 1993
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1992
United States Supreme Court, 2007
United States Court of Federal Claims, 1999
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 1993
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Juris Doctorate, May 1992
- UMKC Law Review, Staff Member, 1990-1992
- The Urban Lawyer, Editor-in-Chief, 1991
William Jewell College, Liberty, MO – B.S. Business Administration, May 1989
- William Jewell College Scholars Program, Honors Study in Oxford, England, Fall, 1987
American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri
- Founding Chair, Advisory Committee, 2014-2017
- Chair, Board of Directors, 2005-2014
- Recipient, Clara Barton Award, 2016, highest chapter award for volunteer leadership
AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program, host parent, District Representative, and liaison, 2012-2019
Alumni Association of UMKC School of Law, Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2000
Legal Aid of Kansas City, Missouri – Volunteer Attorney Project, 09/2023 – present
American Association for Justice
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys