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, P.C., as an associate in 2016. Since he joined the firm, Mr. Sharp’s practice has included a varied range of criminal and civil matters. His practice includes defense of misdemeanors, felonies, insurance defense litigation, business litigation, construction law, general civil litigation, personal injury and subrogation 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.