Sharon B. Eckstein L'86
Lecturer in Law
Sharon B. Eckstein teaches and supervises students enrolled in the Mediation Clinic. Prior to her position at Penn Law, she taught and supervised students in the Temple University Beasley School of Law's Custody Mediation Clinic. Sharon has worked in the field of mediation for more than fifteen years, focusing primarily on custody, divorce, employment and community disputes. She has served as a mediator for the Chester County Family Court system, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Fee Dispute Program. She also serves as a mediator for a wide range of disputes in in the private sector.
Ms. Eckstein came to mediation following years of practice as an adoption and family law attorney. Sharon was involved in assisting gay and lesbian parents to secure the right to adopt in Philadelphia and Bucks County, having represented the first couples to succesfully adopt children in those counties. She also has served as an instructor in adoption law practice for Philadelphia area attorneys A former chair of both the Adoption Committee and the Divorce Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Sharon began her career in the public interest bar as a staff attorney at Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program and the Philadelphia Child Support Project. She is a member of the Association of Conflict Resolution and the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators.
Ms. Eckstein is the vice chair of the Lower Merion Human Relations Commission and implemented its mediation program.
- Family Law