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Sharon F. Pederson


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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Property Division


Sharon joined Hirsch & Ehlenberger in October 2014 and became a partner in January 2023. She is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Loudoun Bar Association, and the Virginia State Bar.

Sharon attended The George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Family Law Society, Equal Justice Foundation, and Mock Trial Board. While in law school, Sharon completed internships at The Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia in the Child Protection and Juvenile Sections, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Sharon interned with the Honorable Peter A. Krauthamer on a domestic relations docket at D.C. Superior Court. She also completed two semesters of clinical work through GW's Family Justice Litigation Clinic and Domestic Violence Project.

Prior to law school, Sharon earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Sciences in psychology from the University of Florida. She joined Teach for America upon graduating from UF and taught high school math at a Title I school in rural Eastern North Carolina for two years.


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
  • University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admission

  • Virginia

Professional Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Loudoun Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney at Law