2830 NW 41 Street Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32606
I practice primarily in the area of bankruptcy law representing mostly debtors and some creditors. I received my law degree from the University of Florida College of Law with honors in December, 1987, where I was a member of the Law Review and served as Associate Articles Editor in 1987. I received my B.A. with high honors from Florida Atlantic University. I majored in history, switching to that after studying theater for a few years and coming to the stunning realization that I needed to someday be able to support myself.
I’ve practiced law in the Gainesville area since 1988. I began practicing as an associate with the Law Office of Lansing J. Roy (1988-1989), representing debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11, then worked as an associate with Scruggs & Carmichael, P.A. (1990-1991) representing institutional and individual creditors. I was a partner in Swanson & Sperling, P.A. until January, 2003, when I opened my own office as a solo practitioner. I served as a Chapter 7 trustee from 1992-1995.
I have been President of the Northern District Bankruptcy Bar Association, and active in the Florida Bar Bankruptcy/UCC Committee. I’m also active in local voluntary bar activities. I’ve held every office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, serving as President in 1996-1997. I’ve been the treasurer of that association since 2001. I am an emeritus member of the James C. Adkins Inn of Court, having been treasurer for several years before serving as President in 2003-2004.
As a speaker, I’ve lectured on bankruptcy topics for the National Business Institute and in seminars conducted by local bar associations. As a member of the Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, I participated in developing continuing education seminars for bankruptcy lawyers in Northern Florida.
I was on the Girls Place of Alachua County board for six years, serving as Vice President for Program Development for four years. As my second term on the that board was winding up, I joined with two other board members and some people from the Gainesville area business community to form Healthy Learning Academy, a charter school for children in kindergarten through second grade. The school’s mission is to integrate physical activity and nutritional education into the core curriculum. Our happy, enthusiastic students have achieved some of the highest standardized test scores in Alachua County while enjoying plenty of opportunities to use their energetic bodies and minds.
I’ve lived in Gainesville since 1985. I grew up in the northeast and I root for the Florida Gators and the New York Mets so I know the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
29 years since Sharon Sperling was first licensed to practice law.
|State||License Status||Year Acquired|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||J.D.||1987|
|Florida Atlantic University||History||Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Attorney- Law Office of Sharon T. Sperling||2003 - Present|
|Partner-Swanson & Sperling, P.A.||1991 - 2002|
|Associate-Scruggs & Carmichael, P.A.||1990 - 1991|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association||Treasurer||2001 - Present|
|Northen District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association||President||1996 - 1997|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association||President||1995 - 1996|
|Award Name||Granting Organization||Date|
|James L. Tomlinson Professonalism Award||Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association|