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 several civil cases involving personal injury and divorce.
Mr. Sharp joined Stokes, Williams, Sharp, Cope & Mann, P.C., as an associate in 2016. He will assist the firm in matters of criminal defense, general civil litigation, personal injury, premises liability, construction, products liability, real estate defense litigation, landlord-tenant, consumer protection and contract. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations. Please feel free to contact Dustin at:Dusty@stokeswilliams.com.