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Michael R. Sharp

Administrative law Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   12 reviews

Licensed for 52 years

About Michael

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I have been involved representing health professionals for 47 years and in over 2000 cases. I am Board certified in Administrative Law. For diversion, I ride cutting horses and raise cattle and enjoy my grandchildren. We sponsor two grade school age children in Uganda through the African Children's Choir and I have traveled to Mexico, Appalachia, Honduras, and Uganda in  mission work. I have been blessed in many ways, but one has been to represent practitioners of th healing arts and assist them with their struggles.

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Licensed for 52 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1970
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Sharp & Cobos, LLP
4705 Spicewood Springs Road.
Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78759

Reviews

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Posted by John | November 11, 2020
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the one you want
Mr. Sharp represented me for an unusual board case and I received the best possible outcome. I would never use anyone else for this type of law. I cannot over emphasize how much Mr. Sharp helped my case. complete and total endorsement.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2019
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Excellent Attorney for ISC hearing
Mike Sharp has represented me in. 3 ISC hearings at the Texas Medical Board over the past 6 years. He is very experienced and knows what to expect and how to prepare to present your case in the hearings. He is very well respected by members of the medical board and also by panel members. I have had excellent results in all my hearings with him. Hiring Mr.Sharp to represent you is an excellent choice!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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Review. Mike. Sharpe
I’ve been with mike for 20 years When the medical boards sends notice. It creates a lot of fear Mike can work me thru the claim and provide me best advise for my defense He’s a five star
Posted by A. Ray Lewis, DO, CMD | October 18, 2019
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Professional and Gifted Attorney
Professional and excellent attorney that has demonstrated great results for winning cases for me over 10 years. He presents his cases with descriptive facts and brilliant definition. I would highly recommend Atty. Sharp to my fellow colleagues with any medical legal matters. He has shown compassion and understanding for pressures that physicians are under in today's world. He has been indispensable to my practice and family.
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Posted by Bill | October 17, 2019
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Highly Recommended
Michael is excellent in helping me with Texas medical law. His intimate knowledge of the law and the major players in Austin make him a "must have" in medical board and other medico-legal issues. He is gracious, honest and pleasant to work with.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
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Best Attorney
Mr. Sharp was highly successful in representing me in two cases. He is very professional, reliable, and competent. I had a very good experience working with him. I would recommend him highly to anyone. He is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions comprehensively.
Posted by James | May 31, 2015
TMB Representation
I have been in front of the TMB one time. Thankfully, I was recommended to call Mr. Sharp and am I glad I did. On very short notice (5 days before the hearing), Mr. Sharp took my case and quickly prepared me for what was to come. All in all, the TMB dismissed the complaint against me and I owe Mr. Sharp an extreme amount of gratitude. He is extremely knowledgable, intelligent and calm. I will not hesitate to call on him again if the need ever arises.
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Posted by William | June 2, 2014
Best State Board Attorney in my opinion
I am a high volume lasik surgeon in Dallas. I have constantly been attacked by competitors getting patients to submit complaints to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. One competitor group not only encouraged a patient to file a complaint against me, but a surgeon in the same group was the consultant for the board on the case. Mike astutely figured out who the consultant was and that he was located in the same city. He caught the board violating their own rule and wrote a scathing letter pointing this out. Long story short, he turned what could have been a serious reprimand into a finding of no violation. I have had other board attorneys in the past but none as intelligent and as good as Mike. He is worth every penny that I paid him for his services and I would never consider having anyone else ever represent me on a state board case. I heartily recommend him to anyone who has any state board issue.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2013
Represented me in an appearance with the Texas Medical Board
No matter how right you may feel that you are and that you have done nothing wrong, to be called before the medical board for a complaint still makes me and I think most people feel nervous. My carrier chose Mr. Sharp to represent me. I did not know him. I wanted to go straight to the Board and get this problem resolved. Of course that is not how the system works. Mr. Sharp was able to calm my nervousness down by being able to answer my questions, explain how I should approach my defense, make recommendations as to how to make my case stronger in the eyes of the board. He was very knowledgeable about the process, the people that I would be presenting to and the best way to approach them. He was also able to discuss multiple ways of approaching my defense and then together we decided what would be my best defense. I'm pleased to say that the Board ruled in my favor. As noted in my rankings I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by stephen | August 6, 2013
tmb/tdi representation
Overwhelming odds defeated thanks to Mike's expertise and knowledge...I wouldn't go before either of these boards without HIS representation and counsel...he saved my privelege to continue working at my chosen craft
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2013
You will not regret your decision to trust in Michael Sharp
Incredibly knowledgable and trustworthy. Amazing staff and work ethic. I recommend Mr. Sharp 100%.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2013
Strategic, brilliant, experienced lead counsel
I was personal counsel for a client who needed Mike's specialized expertise and therefore was part of the client process. Mike and his superb associate Courtney Newton had great knowledge and experience, prepared the client for all contingencies, educated him on his role and responsibilities, and stayed organized and flexible with the many changes that are inevitable in administrative processes and dealing with health care related legal matters. Mike's good judgment and the respect afforded him by other counsel and decision makers and their staff also contributed to the great result he achieved. Mike and Courtney's office team were always friendly, responsive, efficient and caring. They all took an extremely stressful, complex, lengthy matter for the client to a successful and satisfying conclusion.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Sharp & Cobos
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Sharp Tackett and Davidson
  • 1984 - 1988
  • Managing Partner
  • Sharp and Morse
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Attorney
  • Davis Davis and Sharp
  • 1976 - 1980
  • General Counsel
  • Texas Health Facilities Commission
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Administrative Asst/Personnel Director
  • Office of The Governor, Texas
  • 1973 - 1975
  • Executive Director
  • Texas State Program on Drug Abuse
  • 1973 - 1974
  • Asst. Staff Judge Advocate
  • Us Air Force Jag Corps
  • 1970 - 1973
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • Southern Methodist University
  • B.A., English and Government
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • Texas Medical Board vs Romain
  • Dismissed by Texas Medical Board
  • Professional Licensure Defense
  • Successful Conclusions with agencies
  • Professional Licensure Defense
  • Successful Conclusions with agencies

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A

Awards

  • Top Lawyers in Texas 2019
  • Texas Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in Texas -Health law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Austin and San Antonio- Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America- Health Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Superlawyer- Administrative Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Superlawyers- Administrative Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firms-Tier 1
  • U.S. News
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers-Healthcare
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best law Firms-Tier 1
  • U.S. News
  • 2016
  • 25 Years Selected
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers-Health care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms-Tier 1
  • U.S. News
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating 30 years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best lawyers-Health care
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified in Administrative Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firms Tier 1
  • U.S. News
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Certified Administrative Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Certification
  • 2013
  • Administrative Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Administrative Law
  • Superlawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Administrative law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer, Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Administrative Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Administrative Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Health Care
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Administrative Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Superlawyers
  • Austin Magazine
  • 2002
  • Commendation Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 1973
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Medical Torts Course 2015
  • Qualification Requirements for Physician Experts in Administrative Hearings
  • 2015
  • Texas Medical Assn Leadership Conference
  • Conflicts of Interest and Undue Influence in the Medical Staff Context
  • 2014
  • Advanced Administrative Law Conference
  • Emergency Licensure Hearings-An Overview
  • 2014
  • St David's Medical Center Staff Annual Meeting
  • What Happens When Someone Complains to the Texas Medical Board
  • 2009
  • Annual Advanced Medical Liability Conference
  • Texas Medical Board- Selected Issues Relevant to Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Annual Convention
  • How to Avoid an Invitation to the Texas Medical Board
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike's a great lawyer and a much greater man. He is experienced and wise, non-judgmental and these are just some of the attributes that truly distinguish him from his colleagues and competitors"
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a pleasure to work with, he is calm, caring, effcient and very, very smart."
Health care Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is one of the best advocates for technical defense of healthcare cases I have ever had the opportunity to observe. His cross-examination techniques are legendary."
Administrative law
Ethics and professional responsibility
Lawsuits and disputes
Health care