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Vollrath Law

by Laura Breen Galante

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The attorneys at Vollrath Law share more than their profession and a passion for helping clients – they share parents. Sisters Stephanie Vollrath, Esq., and Sharon Vollrath, Esq., practice together in Oviedo.

“We joke about being sisters in law,” says Stephanie. “But we’re actual sisters – Vollrath is our maiden name.”

Each sibling brings her own strengths to the practice, and the two are well matched to handle clients’ varying needs.

They both came into law later in life. Stephanie worked in the financial field for many years and took time off to raise a family. With her children in school, she pursued a law degree at Barry University School of Law in Orlando.

“I knew I wanted to get back into the workforce,” explains Stephanie. “I had always wanted to be an attorney. With my family’s blessing, I went to law school.”

After a few years working for the appellate court, Stephanie established a private practice in July 2013. She moved the practice from Orlando to Oviedo in March 2014.

After owning various businesses, Sharon, too, attended Barry University and joined Stephanie’s practice a few months later in August. Working together wasn’t necessarily part of the plan, but the two found that being sisters in law was a great fit.

“It just happened to work out,” laughs Sharon. “It was not in our thoughts before we went to law school.” 

Stephanie’s areas of practice are estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate. With Sharon’s expertise in family law and real estate, the sisters can assist clients with various needs, and their sibling relationship is a definite asset to the work environment.

“We really get along – mostly,” grins Stephanie. “With any partnership, there is opportunity for tension. The nice thing is we don’t have a lot of it. Because we are sisters, there’s a natural trust that we share that wouldn’t exist otherwise.”

Sharon agrees. “We don’t have a lot of tension. We bring very different things to the table, and we know that about each other. The different skill sets really help, especially if we have a very challenging file. It’s nice to know what things Stephanie is better to handle, and what things I’m better to handle.”

Vollrath Law represents Central Florida residents throughout Seminole County including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Casselberry, and Sanford. The firm just celebrated its five-year anniversary, and Stephanie and Sharon look forward to many more years serving clients together.

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