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Sharon G. Pratt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Los Gatos, CA

Pratt & Associates
634 N Santa Cruz Ave, Suite 204
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: 408-369-0800
Fax: 408-369-0752
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Consumer (50%), Construction Litigation: Business (30%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of Pratt & Associates, Sharon G. Pratt represents clients in Los Gatos and San Jose, California, along with the rest of the Bay Area. Her practice is focused on matters of real estate law, homeowners’ associations and property issues. This includes common interest developments, construction and litigation. With over 30 years of experience practicing law, she is well-versed in contract review and preparation, civil litigation, Fair Housing law, elections and recalls, financial issues, corporate governance, and construction and architectural review.

Ms. Pratt attended the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance before attending law school. In 1985, she graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law with her Juris Doctor.

Admitted to practice in both Nevada and California, Ms. Pratt is also admitted before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. An active member of her community, her volunteer work includes time with the Junior League of San Jose’s board and public affairs committee, a volunteer for the Los Gatos Rowing Club and membership in the National Charity League.

Ms. Pratt is a member of a long list of professional organizations. These include the following: Santa Clara Law Alumni, the California Association of Community Managers, the California Associations Institute, the Silicon Valley Organization, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Executive Council of Homeowners, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Sharon G. Pratt

First Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Country Side Villa Homeowners Association v. Ivie, (2011) 193 Cal. App. 4th 1110
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund v. Selma Trailer and Manufacturing, (1989) 210 Cal. App. 3d 740

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Recreational Use Immunity (ECHO Magazine, 2017)
  • Panel Presenter, CACM Northern California Law Seminar, 2018  
  • Senate Bill 721 and Building Inspections (ECHO Annual Seminar, 2017)
  • De-escalating Conflict and Navigating Difficult Personalities, CACM Annual Seminar, 2017
  • What Happens When Disasters Happen? (ECHO Roundtable Seminar 2007)
  • Avoiding Illegal Board Activity and Lawsuits (ECHO Magazine, 2015)
  • Choosing a Vendor (CACM Law Journal, 2015)
  • Oh No, Not In My Neighbor’s Backyard (August 2014)
  • Immunity, Insurance, and Indemnity (ECHO Magazine, 2014)
  • Funding Litigation (ECHO Magazine, 2014)
  • How Can CC&Rs Which I Have Never Read Or Signed Control What I Can Do? (2012, with Patricia A. Wendleton)
  • You Be The Judge (Echo South Bay Meeting, October 2011)
  • HOA 101 (Board Study Session West Court Townhouse HOA June 2008)
  • Entering Into Contracts for HOA’s - An Overview (ECHO Roundtable Seminar 2008)

Educational Background

  • Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, B.S., Business Finance, 1981

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Nevada Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • California Associations Institute
  • Santa Clara Law Alumni
  • California Association of Community Managers
  • San Jose Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)
  • Former board member of Junior League of San Jose, Public affairs committee
  • Sustaining member of National Charity League
  • Parent member and volunteer for Los Gatos Rowing Club

Industry Groups

  • Common Interest Developments
  • Homeowners Associations
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Office Location for Sharon G. Pratt

634 N Santa Cruz Ave
Suite 204
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Phone: 408-369-0800

Fax: 408-369-0752

Last Updated: 1/29/2021

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