Experienced, Compassionate and Effective Advocacy

Sharon B. Ten

Sharon B. Ten

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce and Family Law 70%
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Spousal Support
  • Wills
  • Business Organization


Graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University in 1991. She graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1994. She was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1994 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1997. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the Richmond Bar Association, and the Chesterfield Bar Association.

Ms. Ten’s practice areas include family law, wills and estates, and small corporations.



  • University of Richmond, School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1994
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2001
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Division
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Chesterfield Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association - Domestic Relations Council, Council Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner
  • Attorney


  • Virginia Business "Legal Elite", 2010

Classes & Seminars

  • Virginia Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 05/15/2014, Foxmoor Continuing Education

Representative Cases

  • Calfee v. Calfee, 29 Va App 88, 509 SE2d 552, 1999, VA Court of Appeals
  • Byrd v. Byrd, Rec. No. 0687-13-2, 2014, VA Court of Appeals

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chesterfield County Domestic Violence Unit – Victim / Witness Assistance Program
  • Director and Secretary, Unique Kids, Inc.
  • LINC
  • Justice Server

Past Positions

  • Cawthorn, Picard & Rowe, PC, Attorney, 05/1992 to 06/2001
  • Huff, Poole & Mahoney, PC (now Poole Mahoney, PC), Principal, 07/2001 to 05/2011
  • Locke, Partin, DeBoer & Quinn (now Locke & Quinn), Partner, 05/2011 to 01/2014