Mark E. Sharp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC
 | 4124 Leonard Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-934-2940
Fax: 703-934-2943
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
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. As the head of the firm's creditors' rights practice group, Mr. Sharp also represents creditors in federal bankruptcy proceedings.

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Mark Sharp

Admitted: 1979, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • Named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
  • Virginia Business Magazine named Mark to the 2010 Legal Elite for Civil Litigation

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Warrenton Presbyterian Church

Representative Clients:

  • Canfield v. Stephenson, No. 07-1087, 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 1526; 101 A.F.T.R.2d 2214, Bankr. E.D. Va., 2008
  • Canfield v. Stephenson, No. 07-1087, 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 4085, 100 A.F.T.R.2d 6787, Bankr. E.D. Va., 2007

Educational Background:

  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.A. in Politics, Magna Cum Laude, 1976

Industry Groups

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Mark E. Sharp

4124 Leonard Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-934-2940

Fax: 703-934-2943

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Last Updated: 2/4/2019

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