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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 1993, Georgia Law Review, Managing Editor
    • B.B.A., University of Georgia, 1989, Accounting
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1995
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2002
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2011
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1999
    • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2009
Joe Sharp consistently strives to achieve optimal results through an acute understanding of client objectives, thorough preparation and the ability to simplify and present complex matters in a straight forward persuasive manner.

Joe has significant experience litigating cases in a variety of areas including:
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Entertainment
  • Restrictive Covenants and Employment

Joe has been involved in numerous complex matters, including securities class actions, consumer class actions and actions consolidated before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation.

Joe has represented clients in numerous federal and state courts, including courts located in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee and Delaware.

Joe has represented clients in financial institutions, telecommunications companies, record companies, real estate developers and national and international manufacturers.

Joe Sharp's successes include:

  • Defeating future lost profits claim valued in excess of $30 million in dispute between a pharmaceutical company and a contract manufacturer.
  • Obtaining a $1.8 million judgment for a company against former officer based on various business tort claims.
  • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a computer software manufacturer in case involving multi-million dollar fraud claim related to sale of facility.
  • Successfully defending technology company in case brought by former high level executive who claimed he was entitled to thousands of shares of stock based on purported stock option agreement. 
  • Obtaining seven-figure jury verdict in a defamation case.
  • Successfully defending record company in copyright infringement action based on an implied non-exclusive license theory. Obtained summary judgment in federal trial court and affirmance by Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtaining an injunction, asset freeze and two judgments exceeding seven figures in trademark infringement action which involved shutting down the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit products.
  • Filed and litigated massive civil action against more than forty defendants, resulting in recovery of substantial funds after conducting internal investigation for a national financial services company related to mortgage fraud scheme. (Our investigation also resulted in the Federal prosecution of the offenders by the U.S. Attorney.)
  • Obtained large recovery for plaintiff in complex fraud case against a national insurance company and other defendants who had sold and marketed a prominent investment product.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurance company in case involving fraud claims asserted by business seller who claimed he relied on purported misrepresentations by broker in closing transaction at issue.
  • Successfully defended executive related to claims brought by former company, including defeating request for injunctive relief and obtaining ruling that non-compete provision in unenforceable.
  • Achieved favorable result for company in action brought against former officer, including obtaining comprehensive injunction relief and significant financial recovery.
  • On behalf of the widow, successfully recovered at trial the life insurance proceeds of a terminally ill attorney who had been defrauded into signing away his life insurance.