Sharon P. Stiller, Esq.

Professional Category(s)
Facilitators / Mediators

Abrams Fensterman, LLP

2280 East Avenue, First Floor
Rochester NY 14610

Work Phone: 585-218-9999

Work Fax: 585-218-0562




Sharon Stiller is a partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP and runs the Rochester office.


General Experience


Ms. Stiller graduated from SUNY Albany, magna cum laude, in three years, and graduated from Albany Law School where she was a notes editor.  Ms. Stiller was admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York in 1976 and spent the first almost eight (8) years of practice as an Assistant and then Special Assistant District Attorney, in the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, where she was one of the first two female full-time Assistant District Attorneys.


Ms. Stiller entered private practice, where she has worked with several law firms until joining Abrams Fensterman in 2010.  She is one of a limited number of equity partners in the firm, which has offices in Rochester, Brooklyn, White Plains, and Long Island.  She has engaged in litigation for her entire career, and matrimonial litigation since entering into private practice in 1983.


Ms. Stiller has handled more than one hundred matrimonial, child support or custody cases, and has had more than thirty matrimonial trials, motions and appeals, including, J.F. v. D.F., 61 Misc.3d 1226(A) (Sup. Ct., Monroe County, Dec. 6, 2018), and Mina v. Weber, 309 A.D.2d 1252 (4th Dept. 2003).


Ms. Stiller has been recognized for her legal work and community service, and received the Kate Stoneman award from Albany Law School, the Raymond J. Pauley Award, from the Monroe County Bar Association, and the Rochester Women’s Network’s “W” Award. She has been named one of the top 25 Women Lawyers in Western New York. Ms. Stiller has been designated a “Super Lawyer” from 2007-Present, a distinction earned by only five percent of the lawyers in the Upstate New York area. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 through present.


Ms. Stiller received a J.D. from Albany Law School where she was Notes Editor, Albany Law Review and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany. Ms. Stiller is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.



Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1976
  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979



  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence-1975
    • Honors: Notes Editor, Albany Law Review
  • State University of New York, Albany, New York B.A., Bachelor of Arts(Magna Cum Laude)-1972


Published Works

  • Featured in 55 Plus magazine cover story titled “Reaching for the Unreachable” (February 2020)
  • Interviewed on WXXI News Radio Connections with Evan Dawson for a panel discussion titled “Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace” (October 2019)
  • Quoted in article in Rochester Business Journal “Businesses Not Required To Provide Cell Phones For Employees” (July 2019)
  • Quoted in article in The Daily Record “Michael Schnittman Award Announced At Justice Society” (March 2019)
  • Interviewed on WXXI News Radio Connections with Evan Dawson for a panel discussion titled “How to Address Gender Pay Gaps” (March 2019)
  • Interviewed on WXXI News Radio Connections with Evan Dawson for a panel discussion titled “Discussing workplace trainings in the era of #MeToo (December 2018)
  • Interviewed on WXXI News Radio Connections with Evan Dawson for a panel discussion titled “Local Attorneys Discuss the Kavanaugh Hearings” (October 2018)
  • Quoted in article in Rochester Business Journal titled “Managers Must Deal Directly With Workers Having An Affair” (August 2018)
  • Co-authored article in Best Lawyers Women in the Law edition titled “New York Takes Leave” (June 2018)
  • Quoted in article in Law360 titled “Post-Kennedy Court Likely To Take Narrow View of Title VII” (June 2018)
  • Quoted in article in The National Law Journal titled “LGBT Workplace Cases Arrive at SCOTUS as Kennedy Punches Out” (June 2018)
  • Co-authored article in Westlaw titled “Opening the door: The 2nd and 6th circuts’ expansion of Title VII to include sexual orientation and transgender protection” (April 2018)
  • Interviewed for The National Law Journal article titled “US Appeals Court Ruling Highlights ‘Evolving Nature’ of Title VII” Protections” (February 2018)
  • Interviewed for Democrat and Chronicle article “UR Complaint Highlights Inevitable Power Play in Graduate Education” (September 2017)


Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Legal Services Project William C. McKnight Volunteer Service Award, 2018
  • New York Super Lawyer, 2007-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-Present
  • Pauley Award Monroe County Bar Association, 1999
  • W Award, Rochester Women’s Network, 1997
  • Kate Stoneman Award, 2007
  • Seneca Falls Hall of Fame, Wall of Fame, 1997
  • The World Who’s Who of Women, 1988
  • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1990
  • Who’s Who Among Emerging Leaders, 1987-1988
  • Distinguished American Leaders, 1987-1988
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, Co-Chair Continuing Education Committee
  • Monroe County Bar Association, former Trustee
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Monroe Community College, Adjunct Professor, Business Law, 1980- 2013
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, Former President, 1988-1990
  • Zonta International, Former President and Area Director, 1977- 1985
  • Community Partners for Youth, Incorporated, Former President, 1985-1987