Michael W. Sharp
Michael W. Sharp Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Estate Litigation


Michael is quickly establishing himself as one of the best young litigators in the Shenandoah Valley. Applying the lessons he learned from growing up in Front Royal, Virginia, Michael applies a client-focused approach to his practice, tailoring his representation to the needs of each client. Michael joined BotkinRose in 2015 after getting his Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law. Michael provides his clients with first class advocacy and customized legal solutions. He has successfully tried several cases throughout the Shenandoah Valley, including estate, employment, and business litigation. In addition to civil litigation, Michael offers insightful and practical advice to employees and employers alike in navigating employment law issues.

An active member of the community, Michael serves on the Board of Directors of two local non-profits, Second Home Learning Center and the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA and has served as an assistant coach for the James Madison University undergraduate moot court team.


University of Virginia (B.A., 2010)
Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 2015)
Senior Editor, Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation
Moot Court Board
Phi Alpha Delta - Burr Chapter

Bar Admissions

Unites States District Court, Western District of Virginia
Unites States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

Professional Memberships

Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
Second Home Learning Center, Board of Directors
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, Board of Directors