Mark E. Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C.
 | 4124 Leonard Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-934-2940
Fax: 703-934-2943
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mark E. Sharp is the co-founder and managing partner of Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C., with offices in Fairfax and Warrenton, Virginia. An accomplished and seasoned trial attorney representing clients throughout northern Virginia, his civil litigation practice involves business, real estate and personal injury matters while his criminal litigation practice provides defense counsel and representation to those who have been charged with criminal offenses.

    Mr. Sharp received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in 1976. He then attended Washington and Lee University School of Law, graduating and becoming a Virginia lawyer in 1979. A veteran of the Army and Army National Guard, he served as the Assistant City Attorney and Prosecutor for the City of Fairfax from 1980 to 1985 and as an instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. Thus, he has a rich and unique perspective in his litigation practice. Mr. Sharp is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

    To stay up to date with the latest developments in his areas of practice and to continue to forge connections with his colleagues, Mr. Sharp is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He has also held a variety of executive positions with the Fairfax Bar Association, including Chairman of the General District Courts Committee.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Business Litigation
    • 30%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Mark Sharp

    Admitted: 1979, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2019
    • Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2018
    • Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011, 2013 and 2014 to 2019, Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017
    • Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1982
    • Virginia Supreme Court, 1979
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
    • Member, Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1982

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 2004
    • Fauquier Family Shelter, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.A. in Politics, Magna Cum Laude, 1976 Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, J.D., 1979

    Industry Groups

    • Business
    • Construction and Criminal Litigation
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    4124 Leonard Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Phone: 703-934-2940

    Fax: 703-934-2943

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