Michael Paul Sharp

Michael Paul Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Dallas, TX

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, L.L.P.
 | Three Galleria Tower, 13155 Noel Road, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 972-934-9100
Fax: 972-934-9200
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Construction Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mike Sharp represents companies and individuals in high exposure disputes in federal and state courts throughout Texas.

    Mr. Sharp has been trial counsel for clients in a broad range of matters from transportation, construction liability and defects and labor/employment to premises liability and property management. Mr. Sharp regularly serves as lead trial counsel for national companies and individuals facing high-risk, multi-million dollar liability and catastrophic tort actions, including actions in some of the most dangerous, high verdict jurisdictions in the country. Mr. Sharp acts as state and regional counsel for several motor carrier, retailer and property management clients.

    Mr. Sharp has developed a particular ability in quickly and accurately evaluating lawsuits and other risks for clients. He concentrates on implementing creative and aggressive strategies to change the dynamics of a case, even in its late stages, and to obtain the best possible result in settlement or trial. Mr. Sharp’s diverse trial experience provides a solid foundation for him to counsel clients on the resolution of disputes through alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials and jury trials.

    Mr. Sharp has been recognized by his peers on the Super Lawyers list in Texas (representing the top 5% of Texas Lawyers).

    About Michael Sharp

    Admitted: 1993, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.feesmith.com/Sharp.html

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
    • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • American Trucking Association (ATA)
    • USLAW Network
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Planes, Trains and Buses” - USLAW Network, 2011 Spring Client Conference
    • “NAIW’S INSIDER INFO: A Closer Look at Timely Legal Issues in Texas” - National Association of Insurance Women Conference
    • “Liability for the Criminal Acts of Others” - National Restaurant Association, Risk & Safety Managers Executive Study Group
    • “Construction Trends Across the Nation” - USLAW Network Client Conference
    • “Evaluating Construction Contracts - Tenders of Defense and Indemnity” - FSSV Client Conference; Zurich North American Conference of Construction Professionals
    • “Handling Trucking Litigation in Texas” - FSSV Client Conference - Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
    • “Preparing & Presenting The Corporate Representative” - ATA Litigation Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsels
    • “What’s it Worth?” - Council on Litigation management Annual Conference, 2011

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Allen v. Swift Transportation. 19-party case arising from a multiple passenger/tractor-trailer case, resulting in 4 deaths, 3rd degree burns, degloving and amputation. The Jury returned a No Negligence verdict as to Swift Transportation, the only non-settling party.
    • Cameron County v. Landmark Construction., Costal Engineering, Inc., et al., Cameron County, Texas. Construction defect case involving municipality seeking over $20,000,000 in damages.
    • Johnson v. Journeyman Construction, L.P., Travis County, Texas. Wrongful death case arising out of impalement injury at multi-employer worksite.
    • Reed v. Longview Baptist Temple. No negligence verdict against the Defendant who was operating a church bus, struck from behind by intoxicated motorcyclist, who died from injuries related to a closed head injury.
    • Hill v. Portillo Trucking, Collin County, Texas. Transportation, closed head injury case involving total impairment. Resolved through summary jury trial.
    • White v. Docudata Solutions, Inc., Dallas County, Texas. Wrongful termination case brought in conjunction with FMLA.
    • Bennett v. Averitt Express Dallas County, Texas. Slander case and employment dispute.
    • McKee v. Roehl Transport, Inc., Covenant Transport, Inc., et al, Walker County, Texas. Multi-commercial vehicle, burn fatality case tried to jury over two week period.
    • Sorensen v. FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services, Inc., Bexar County, Texas. Wrongful termination case brought in conjunction with ERISA.
    • ASG Aviation Services Group, Inc. v. Landstar Express Collin County, Texas. Commercial litigation arising out of a dispute regarding the brokerage of aviation services for the FAA.
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    Office Location for Michael Paul Sharp

    Three Galleria Tower
    13155 Noel Road, Suite 1000
    Dallas, TX 75240

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    Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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