Kelly Sharples


West Palm Beach, Florida



Kelly Wark Sharples earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2001 cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Studying English with a Concentration in Writing, Ms. Sharples received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in 1999.


Ms. Sharples began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. During her almost ten years as a prosecutor, Kelly Sharples specialized in the prosecution of sexually motivated offenses and crimes against children, but also prosecuted career criminal, firearm, homicide and domestic violence cases.  Kelly Sharples has tried over 75 felony jury trials to verdict.  In addition to
her vast experience in criminal law, Kelly Wark Sharples has also represented clients in all aspects of family law, from motion practice to trial.


Kelly Sharples has lectured at numerous national and state-wide conferences on the topics of sexually motivated crimes and crimes against children, domestic violence, human trafficking, internet crimes against children and DNA evidence collection.  While Kelly Sharples remains a fierce litigator on behalf of her clients, in her leisure time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her two daughters, swimming, practicing
yoga, and walking her dog on the beach.

  • Stetson University School of Law- Juris Doctor
  • Florida State University – English with a Concentration in Writing
Practice Areas
  • Construction litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Premise liability
  • Personal injury
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Florida
Awards & Honors
  • Former Vice President – Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers
  • Former Board Member – Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers
  • Former President – Young Lawyer’s Division/Volusia County Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair – Flagler County Sex Crimes Task Force
  • Former Committee Chair for Community Outreach – Rape Crisis Center of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
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