Sharon K. Hills
Firm: Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.
Address: 14985 Glazier Avenue, Suite 525
Apple Valley, MN 55124
University: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, B.S., Criminal Justice, with honors, Hamline University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted: 1989, Minnesota; Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
Biography: Sharon K. Hills is a shareholder with Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. Sharon has been with the firm for 21 years, practicing primarily in the area of family law. Sharon handles various types of family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modification of custody, support and maintenance matters, and prenuptial agreements. Sharon has also represented numerous clients in cases involving division of property interests between cohabitating partners. During her many years with the firm, Sharon has successfully argued and defended many cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Sharon is a leading family law attorney in Dakota County and has been named to the Super Lawyers® list by her peers in the Minnesota bar.In addition to her family law practice, Sharon practices regularly in the area of municipal law, providing representation to the Cities of Apple Valley and Eagan. This representation involves land use issues, city code enforcement and violation prosecution, and city ordinance enforcement and drafting.When not practicing law and representing her clients, Sharon enjoys gardening, fly fishing for the local trout and restoring her 1901 farm house.Representative Cases- Bishop v. Bishop, 2010 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1141 (Minn. App. 2010)- In re On-Sale Liquor License, 2010 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1092 (Minn. App. 2010)- Keenan v. Keenan, 2006 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 993 (Minn. App. 2006)- Khosa v. Crandall, 2005 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 335 (Minn. App. 2005)- Hessler v. Hessler, 2004 Minn. App. LEXIS 279 (Minn. App. 2004)- Johnson v. Wright, 682 N.W.2d 671 (Minn. App. 2004)- Ryman v. Ryman, 2000 Minn. App. LEXIS 461 (Minn. App. 2000)- Pavicic v. Pavicic, 1998 Minn. App. LEXIS 1170 (Minn. App. 1998)- Florine, et al. v. City of Eagan, 1997 Minn. App. LEXIS 698 (Minn. App. 1997)- Johnson v. City of Eagan, 1997 Minn. App. LEXIS 1352 (Minn. App. 1997)- State v. Granse, 1997 Minn. App. LEXIS 20 (Minn. App. 1997)Classes/Seminars- Ethical Lapses: What Went Wrong & Why?, Clarion Legal, 2012- Beyond the Rules: Common Ethical Dilemmas, Clarion Legal, 2007Professional Associations and Memberships- Minnesota State Bar Association, Member- Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member- Dakota County Bar Association, Member- First District Ethics Committee, Member Investigator, 2007 - PresentHonors and Awards- Super Lawyers List, 2006 - 2008- Community Peace Award: contributions for addressing domestic violence issues, 1997- Previously named Prosecutor of the Year, B. Robert Lewis House, 1996