Mark E. Sharp

Managing Partner


Mark came to Virginia from Philadelphia in 1972 to attend Washington and Lee University in Lexington. He liked the Commonwealth so much he decided to live here permanently. A seasoned trial attorney, Mark has practiced in the City of Fairfax since 1980, serving as the City Prosecutor for Fairfax City from 1980-1985. Since 2005, he has divided his time between the firm’s Fairfax City and Warrenton offices.  His practice emphasizes civil and criminal litigation, personal injury law, and protecting creditor’s rights in bankruptcy matters. Mark has tried numerous cases before judges and juries throughout all of Northern Virginia.

Mark served in the Army and Army National Guard from 1979 to 2004. He spent 7 years as an Infantry officer, 18 years in the JAG Corps, and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Mark’s military experience, and his working himself through school, have given him a “real world” perspective that is invaluable in understanding the concerns of his clients and giving them appropriate counseling and advice. Mark draws on this experience in and out of the courtroom to devise practical approaches to counseling and litigation. He carefully reviews the facts of each case and then works with the client to either structure a resolution or take the matter to trial.

Mark and his family have lived in Warrenton, Virginia since 1985.

Mark has been named a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2014 and a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer since 2015. Virginia Business Magazine named Mark to the 2010 Legal Elite for Civil Litigation, and he has been named a Top Attorney by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and 2018.



U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit



Law School: Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VirginiaJuris Doctor, 1979
College: Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VirginiaB.A., Politics, magna cum laude, 1976


Virginia State Bar (Member, Criminal Law Section)

Fauquier Bar Association (Associate Member)

Warrenton Presbyterian Church.


Canfield v. Stephenson, No. 07-1087, 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 4085, 100 A.F.T.R.2d 6787 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2007)

Canfield v. Stephenson, No. 07-1087, 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 1526; 101 A.F.T.R.2d 2214 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2008)