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Sharon P. Stiller

Sharon P. Stiller


Sharon Stiller is a partner and director of the Employment Law Practice at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP.

Ms. Stiller advises businesses and executives about labor law compliance, represents businesses in federal and state labor department audits, and litigates employment matters, including state and federal discrimination, contract, confidentiality, non-compete, and similar claims. She also helps businesses audit their employment practices, and drafts employment contracts, policies, and separation and release agreements. She is a frequent trainer for businesses in sexual harassment, social media issues, disability discrimination, and affordable health care compliance.

Ms. Stiller is a fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and is the author of two treatises on employment law, Employment Law in New York (West Group 2001) (Volume 13A of the New York State Practice Series) and the national treatise, Expert Witnesses: Employment Cases (Thomson West 2008-2009). She is an author for Practitioner Insights, a Thomson Reuters offering on the WestlawNext legal research platform. Practitioner Insights provides practical, focused analysis of specific legal issues by jurisdiction. Ms. Stiller has been appointed to the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals for Employment Law, for both mediated and arbitrated claims. Ms. Stiller has lectured about employment law for the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, and other organizations.

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” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, a distinction earned by only five percent of the lawyers in the Upstate New York area. She was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 and 2014. She has also served as an expert witness in the area of employment law.

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

Employment Law in New York

Expert WItnesses: Employment Cases

Honors and Awards

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, Co-Chair Legislative Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

New York State Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair Continuing Education Committee

Monroe County Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Monroe Community College, Adjunct Professor, Business Law, 1980- Present

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