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Michael D Sharp

Car accident Attorney at Emery, SD

5.0   4 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Car accidents may seem like a simple case, but I have learned strategies and tactics to increase the settlement value. A simple fender bender could result in a traumatic brain injury. Call an experienced attorney before the insurance company.

    1 year

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    People can be injured anywhere. Oftentimes these injuries are due to the negligence of someone who could have prevented the condition from occurring. I work to determine if there is something that caused the injury, and then I fight for compensation.

    1 year

  3. Elder law
    5%
    Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation is occurring at an alarming rate. The physical abuse and exploitation is wrong, but the dignity lost is also what I seek to reclaim.

    1 year

  4. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Medical Malpractice is complicated and requires a great deal of attention to detail. I take time to learn the treatment that should have been provided, and then I explain why the insurance company should pay for the damage to my client.

    1 year

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%
    A Will and Power of Attorney are both important vehicles for end of life decision-making. It is not a fun topic, but these documents often make decisions easier for those you love.

    1 year

  6. General practice
    3%
    There are only a few times in life when someone will need an attorney. Mike wants to be the attorney that you turn to each time. Whether it be an adoption, prenuptial agreement, real estate contract, or car accident, Mike is there.

    1 year

  7. Contracts and agreements
    1%
    The easiest way to avoid future contract litigation is to have a written agreement where everyone knows what is supposed to happen. Clarity can prevent a lot of future problems. A quality agreement can help prevent the cost of future litigation.

    1 year

  8. Criminal defense
    1%
    No one ever wants to find themselves in need of criminal representation. That is the exact time that you need someone who understands the criminal system. Attorney Mike Sharp has worked on and tried a variety of criminal cases.

    1 year

I want to take a moment and answer THE question on everyone's mind. Why South Dakota?


I am licensed in South Dakota, California, and Arizona. So again, why South Dakota?


There is not a deep, dark, or mysterious answer, but the answer is twofold. Professionally, South Dakota needs lawyers. That is not a secret. It would be silly to run a practice in a state that is overrun with lawyers. There is a need here, so I am going to help fill that need.

Personally, South Dakota is the best place in the United States to live and raise a family. The people in South Dakota are bar none the best in the United States, and I am glad to count myself among them!

Photos and videos

Mike getting admitted for his second state's license. He was fortunate to be sworn in by a notary who is going to be an excellent attorney in the future!
Licensed for 7 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 09/18/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 09/18/2022
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 02/26/2021

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Michael D Sharp
143 N 3rd St.
PO Box 303
Emery, SD, 57332
The Sharp Firm, Prof. LLC
817 N. Sanborn Blvd, Ste. 101
Mitchell, SD, 57301
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Betty | January 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
The Sharp firm is a very friendly honest and reasonable down to earth firm. My mother found him first in an ad in the Alexandria Harold paper, she needed him to look at her will after my father had passed away he was so kind and understanding who would know that in a couple of months I would need an attorney also, My husband passed away and we did not have a will he was so caring and understanding he made sure I understood the laws . He would explain the law and then explain it to me so I understood it. He is very knowledgeable in all of the laws and also takes the time to get to know you personally. He knows what needs to get done and he gets it done in a timely manner and if it’s taking longer than I think it should he would always explain to me why and either call text or email to keep me informed. I recommend Michael Sharp and his staff 100% if you are looking for an attorney Give Michael Sharp a try you will not be disappointed and you will have a great friend.
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Posted by Nick | May 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
The Sharp Firm did a great job helping us with our opinion letter regarding our living trust for our home refinance. Mike was kind, professional and got the job done for us promptly. He did a great job communicating with my wife and me through the process, and we never felt out of the loop. We would recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Leslie | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job!
Mike Sharp did an amazing job, helpful, and super professional! Answered all our questions and got us the settlement we deserve! Thank you once again!!!!
Posted by Sarah | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
HIRE Mike!
Mike was my attorney when I was injured. He was there from the beginning. He answered all my questions. I never felt that I didn't know what was going on. He was there every step of the way. Mike was also a fighter. He stood up to the insurance company and fought for what I needed not what the insurance company wanted to do. He knows the law and got to know me. If you want an experienced, helpful, and successful attorney Mike Sharp is the only one to hire!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-38%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Sharp Firm, Prof. L.L.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Moseley Collins Law, PLC
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • State of South Dakota
  • 2015 - 2019

Education

  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Norwich University
  • MA - Diplomacy Specializing in International Conflict Resolution
  • 2011
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
  • 2005
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • AAS - Criminal Justice
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Hauge
  • Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • South Dakota Unified Judicial System
  • Certified A&N Trained Attorney
  • 2021 - Present
  • South Dakota Unified Judicial System
  • Certified Court-Appointed Defense Attorney
  • 2021 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar Committee on Negligence Law
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar Committee on Elder Law
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Safe Surfin' Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ethical Advocacy Award
  • National Civil Trial Competition
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy
  • Liberty University School of law
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Concentration in Trial Advocacy
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • Liberty Legal Journal
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Liberty Legal Journal
  • The Peacemaker
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Building an Elder Justice Unit in South Dakota
  • Elder Law
  • 2018
  • Elder Justice Initiative
  • Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse and Exploitation
  • 2017
  • Update from the South Dakota Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Unit
  • Elder Law
  • 2016
  • Jazz and Geriatrics Symposium
  • Elder Law
  • 2016
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