Mary E. Sharp

Mary E. Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Beaufort, SC

Sharp Law, LLC
 | 201 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone: 843-524-9850
Fax: 843-524-1463
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mary E. Sharp is an AV-rated attorney and is the fuonder of Sharp Law Firm, LLC. Her practice centers on civil litigation. She received her J.D. in 1993 from the Wake Forest University School of Law, and B.A. from North Carolina State University in 1990. Mary is an experienced litigator, having tried numerous cases to verdict in the state and federal courts in South Carolina. She represents individual and corporate clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate proceedings. She is also a certified mediator, and currently serves as a municipal judge for the City of Beaufort. Mary represents her clients in a wide variety of matters, including those involving premises liability, automobile and truck accidents, professional negligence, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, homeowners association litigation, environmental litigation and construction litigation. Mary is often asked to speak before bar associations and trade associations on leadership, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution topics. 

Mary contributes to the legal profession through active involvement with the South Carolina Bar, and to the local community through service on the boards of several community-based non-profit organizations. She is also a leader on the national and state levels on issues involving women and women lawyers. Mary currently serves as Secretary of the South Carolina Bar, and on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. She is also currently Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) ADR Committee. Mary is a Past-President of the National Conference of Women's Bar Association, and a Past President of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She is also a Past President of the Board of Lowcountry Legal Volunteers and a Past President of the Board of Friends of Caroline Hospice.

In 2013, Mary was nominated and selected to participate as one of 44 leaders from across the Lowcountry in the 8th Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative. Fellows in this prestigious program work with a cross section of identified leaders to create relationships and platforms to help South Carolina successfully compete in the 21st century. In 2010, Mary was inducted as an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization that requires extensive experience as lead counsel in civil trials, and currently serves as President of the Charleston, SC, Chapter. In 2009, she was honored as one of 10 South Carolina "Leaders in the Law," by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, in their inaugural year of presenting those awards.

 

 

About Mary Sharp

Admitted: 1993, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.marysharplaw.com/about

Honors/Awards:

  • Mary was invited to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.  Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.  Established in 1955, the Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession., American Bar Foundation Fellows, 2017
  • Mary was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows., Litigation Council of America, 2017
  • Mary was nominated and selected to participate as one of 44 leaders from across the Lowountry in the Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity Leaders Initiative.  Fellows in this prestigious program work with a cross section of identified leaders to create relationships and platforms to help South Carolina successfully compete in the 21st century., Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity Leaders Initiative, Lowcountry Class VIII, 2013
  • In 2010, Mary was inducted as an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization that requires extensive experience as lead counsel in civil trials,, Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA), 2010
  • In 2009, honored as one of 10 South Carolina “Leaders in the Law,” by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, in their inaugural year of presenting those awards, Leader in the Law, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • South Carolina Bar Foundation (Board, 2015-present)
  • National Conference of Women's Bar Associations (President, 2010-2011, Board Member, 2003-2012)
  • South Carolina Bar (Board of Governors, 2015-present, House of Delegates, 14th Circuit Representative, 2006-present, Nominating Committee, 2008–2011, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2001-2005)
  • Defense Research Institute,
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Committee (South Carolina Liaison)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (President, 2003, Board Member, 1997-2005)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Friends of Caroline Hospice (President of Board, 2004-2007, Board Member, 1999-2008).
  • Broad River Healthcare (Board Member, 2007-present)
  • The Surgery Center of Beaufort (Board Member, 2007-present)
  • Historic Beaufort Foundation (Board Member, 2010-present)
  • Low Country Legal Volunteers (President, 2009-2010, Board Member, 2008-present)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 1990
  • J.D., Wake Forest University, School of Law, 1993
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Office Location for Mary E. Sharp

201 Carteret St
Beaufort, SC 29902

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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