Knoxville Attorneys

Dustin E. “Dusty” Sharp

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Dustin E. “Dusty” Sharp is a Knoxville, TN native. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from King University in 2003. While attending King University Mr. Sharp was on an athletic scholarship for the soccer team. Mr. Sharp worked in corporate sales for several years after college before he decided to attend law school. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law in 2012.

During law school Mr. Sharp developed a passion for criminal defense and civil law while interning for the Davidson County Metro Public Defender’s office and working for a prominent insurance defense firm in Nashville. He began his law practice in Nashville where he defended hundreds of clients ranging from simple misdemeanor to first degree murder charges. Mr. Sharp has successfully defended cases at jury trial in murder prosecutions. He has represented persons wrongfully convicted of serious felony matters on appeal, to include direct appeal and state post-conviction matters. Mr. Sharp has successfully argued to have a first degree murder conviction overturned at the trial court level in a post-conviction proceeding. During his three years of practice in Nashville he also worked on many civil cases involving personal injury and divorce.

Mr. Sharp joined Stokes, Williams, Sharp, Cope and Mann P.C. in 2016 and was named a partner in the firm in 2021. Since he joined the firm, Mr. Sharp’s practice has included a varied range of civil and criminal matters. His practice includes insurance defense litigation, business litigation, construction law, general civil litigation, personal injury, subrogation matters and defense of misdemeanors and felonies. He also devotes a large portion of his practice to the defense of real estate agents and real estate brokerage firms in all types of civil matters. Mr. Sharp works diligently with insurance claims representatives and assists all clients, whether individuals or companies, with defining, understanding and executing their goals to effectively and efficiently achieve positive results. Mr. Sharp has successfully tried many jury cases in civil and criminal court throughout middle and east Tennessee.

Dusty is married to his wife Kasey Sharp, and they have two daughters Cameron and Callie. Dusty is a big sports fan and supports the UT Vols, Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. He also enjoys hiking in the Smokies or going on ski trips whenever possible. He has been involved in many community activities including being a long-time nationally licensed soccer coach coaching at the club and high school level in middle and east Tennessee for many years.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation and Commercial Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Criminal Defense


  • Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee

– J.D. (2012)

  • King University, Bristol, Tennessee

– B.A. (2003)

Bar + Court Affiliations

  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee

Professional Associations + Memberships

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