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Tara L. Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portage, MI

Sharp & Associates, PLLC
1595 W CentreAce, Suite 206
Portage, MI 49024
Phone: 269-978-6560
Fax: 269-488-0090
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Social Security Disability
Attorney Profile

A passionate advocate for the rights of her clients, Tara L. Sharp is an attorney, owner and counselor at Tara L. Sharp & Associates. She represents the people of Michigan with integrity, experience and care. An accomplished attorney, she handles cases of family law and criminal defense. Her family law practice includes cases of divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, grandparents’ rights, guardianship, paternity, property division and visitation. Those who have been accused of committing crimes such as traffic violations, drug crimes, DUIs and DWIs also benefit from her accomplished legal representation.

Admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and Michigan, Ms. Sharp is a cum laude graduate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. With a unique sensitivity for the plight of families in the midst of turmoil and those facing an uncertain future, she defends the rights and best interests of her clients to the best of her ability.

Her love for animals has led her to a position as the local animal shelter’s executive director, the board of Gryphon Place and the board of SPCA. Currently, Ms. Sharp helps special needs pets find homes through her small animal shelter. A member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, she is deeply invested in building and maintaining relationships with other professionals.

Ms. Sharp also handles cases for those who are on parole after a conviction of a crime. In both family law and criminal law, cases can be complex as clients face down the reality of serious life changes, and she is dedicated to helping them through the legal process.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Family Law
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

About Tara L. Sharp

First Admitted: 2009, Michigan

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Michigan since 2009
  • Family Law Association of Kalamazoo, Member
  • Kalamazoo Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania since 2010

Pro bono/Community Service

  • SPCA
  • Gryphon Place
  • Salvation Army, Board of Directors
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Office Location for Tara L. Sharp

1595 W CentreAce
Suite 206
Portage, MI 49024

Phone: 269-978-6560

Fax: 269-488-0090

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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