From the drama of the intensive care unit to the drama of the courtroom, Sharon J. Henry continues to have an interesting and fulfilling career. Being trained as a nurse and then going to law school, Sharon is uniquely qualified to represent hospitals, physicians, businesses, health care workers and individuals in a variety of litigation matters.
After graduating with a nursing degree from Vanderbilt University, she obtained a Master’s degree in critical care nursing from the University of Florida. Several years later, Sharon enrolled in law school at Stetson University College of Law where she was a member of the nationally recognized Moot Court Team.
Sharon has been practicing in Orlando since 1992 and is a partner at Mateer & Harbert, P.A. She helps health care providers, institutions, and private and public medical facilities work through legal problems ranging from medical malpractice to employment claims, patient injuries and administrative investigations involving licensed professionals. Her civil litigation practice includes not only malpractice claims, but also a variety of complex state and federal cases including employment, civil rights, products liability, general liability and appeals. She is a member of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and a member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States. Sharon also belongs to The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.
As a partner at Mateer & Harbert, she has tried hard cases, fought off frivolous claims, filed suit when appropriate and defended hard-working and dedicated doctors. She has helped all of her clients get past legal challenges. She acts in the best interest of her clients and works the long hours to make sure her clients are well represented. While the demands of her practice are many, her devotion to her immediate and extended family is tireless. She is a wife, mother to two children, and step-mom to three step-children. In her free time, she enjoys travel, theater, reading, fishing and the outdoors. Her home and family are cherished and she spends the time necessary to make sure that neither client, kin or friend is left wanting for her time and attention. Medicine, law and family are the well spring of her joy and work.
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