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:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Bennett v. Averitt Express Dallas County, Texas. Slander case and employment dispute.
  • 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.
  • Johnson v. Journeyman Construction, L.P., Travis County, Texas. Wrongful death case arising out of impalement injury at multi-employer worksite.
  • White v. Docudata Solutions, Inc., Dallas County, Texas. Wrongful termination case brought in conjunction with FMLA.
  • Sorensen v. FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services, Inc., Bexar County, Texas. Wrongful termination case brought in conjunction with ERISA.
  • 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.
  • Hill v. Portillo Trucking, Collin County, Texas. Transportation, closed head injury case involving total impairment. Resolved through summary jury trial.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Office Location for Michael Paul Sharp

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

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Last Updated: 11/23/2018

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