A Florida native, Sharon moved to the Atlanta metropolitan area in 1985. Before attending law school, she was an elementary school teacher, an experience that sharpened her organizational and communication skills. While she enjoyed her experience as a teacher, Sharon has always had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and has found that her true passion lies in learning. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Furman University, she then went on to receive her master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Having always had an interest in the law, Sharon left the field of education to attend Georgia State University College of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctorate degree.
Sharon commenced her legal career as an associate in the litigation department of a large Atlanta firm, but she decided it would be more rewarding to represent individuals and small businesses rather than large corporations, a decision which compelled her to join a smaller firm. Sharon eventually formed her own law firm, where she continued to hone her skills in general civil litigation with an emphasis in business and personal injury litigation. In 2003, Lance joined her firm, which then became known as The McCoy Law Firm, LLC.
Sharon has gained extensive experience in civil litigation, having handled cases in the State and Superior Courts in numerous counties in Georgia, as well as before the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Throughout her professional career, Sharon has never relinquished her desire to learn. In May 2011, she completed her Professional Certificate in Gerontology from Kennesaw State University. This degree has enhanced Sharon’s understanding of the issues that older people face and augments her ability to effectively provide elder care and elder law services.
Sharon’s exceptional educational achievements are complimented by the myriad of professional organizations to which she belongs, including: