Jacqueline Wise Sharman

Jacqueline Wise Sharman

Richmond, Virginia

Jacqueline Sharman represents clients in a variety of legal areas. She regularly represents clients all over the Richmond area and often travels as far north as Spotsylvania County, as far east as James City County, and as far south Hopewell, Virginia. Mrs. Sharman represents clients in many areas of law including uncontested and contested divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, custody, spousal support, child support, chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, criminal, and estate planning.

Separation and divorce are emotionally significant events. Jackie understands the roller coaster of emotions that accompany this time in your life. Her compassion for people and her passion for the law are evident in her law practice. She can help you navigate the turbulent storm of separation, divorce, custody, and support. Jackie recognizes that children are often the victims of divorce and she is sensitive to the needs of families with children.

Another aspect of Jackie's law practice is bankruptcy law. She represents debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.  Jackie represents many bankruptcy clients who need relief from their personal and business debt. She recognizes that bankruptcy is an important and critical decision and she carefully reviews the entire bankruptcy process with her clients.  In many cases she can help you stop a garnishment, stop a foreclosure and stop a repossession. 

Jacqueline Sharman graduated from Regent University School of Law in 2005 and has been practicing law in Virginia since she passed the Virginia Bar Exam in 2005. Before joining Coates & Davenport, P.C. in 2011 she worked for Pagano & Associates, P.C. for 5 ½  years.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Custody
  • Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2006


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court
  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: International Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Pagano & Associates, P.C., Attorney Associate, 2005 - 2011
  • Coates & Davenport, P.C., Attorney Associates, 2011 - 2014

Ancillary Businesses

  • Jaks Bagels & Deli