“I am convinced that courtroom battles only increase the anger and add expense and delay to the process. Instead, I encourage clients to work out agreements that can be more beneficial to themselves and their children.”
With a commitment to helping clients create custom-tailored solutions to their family law issues, Sharla Fuller joined her husband Kevin in establishing Fuller Mediations in 2013. Sharla brings more than 25 years of experience in resolving high-conflict and high-stakes cases through both litigation and mediation.
Sharla has conducted more than 500 mediations and she is especially helpful to busy, cost-conscious clients who want to resolve their matters in less than a full day. Her straightforward manner and attention to detail help resolve cases efficiently. Skilled at suggesting creative solutions, Sharla facilitates settlements that most closely meet a family’s needs. Such agreements save time, money and emotions and also help preserve ongoing relationships and provide tools for resolving future problems by communication and negotiation. In Sharla’s experience, resolutions that truly work for all parties keep them from going back to court and maximize financial benefits and parents’ time with their children.
A mother herself who draws on insights from years of “mediating” family disputes, Sharla received her law degree from the University of Texas Law School. While there she received the Dean’s Achievement Award for the highest grade in Marital Property Rights and also served as an intern for the Supreme Court of Texas. Sharla began her legal career with the law firm of Wynne & Wynne in her hometown of Wills Point, Texas. In 2000, she joined KoonsFuller, P.C. and worked there until creating Fuller Mediations with her husband Kevin in 2013.
Sharla has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law each year since 2014 and in The Best Lawyers in Dallas featured in D Magazine each year since 2018. Sharla was also selected as one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers in Texas by her peers (Thomson Reuters 2005) featured in Texas Monthly magazine. She has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2001 and has been a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists since 2002. Sharla is also an author on family law topics, having teamed with Ike Vanden Eykel at KoonsFuller, P.C. to write the widely read book Lone Star Divorce published in 2008. She also serves as a volunteer mediator for the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center, where she was named Mediator of the Year in 2014.