J. Shelby Sharpe

Of Counsel  

utlawman@aol.com

Practice Areas

  • Media Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Complex Litigation

BIO

  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas, 1966
  • 1966, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • 1968, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1972, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 1997, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Education

  • University of Texas (B.A., 1962; J.D., 1965)
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Robert W. Calvert, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1965-1966 

MemberSHIPS

  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Junior Bar Association, Director, 1967-1968, Secretary, 1968, Vice President, 1968-1969, President, 1969-1970
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County, and American Bar Associations
  • Member of State Bar of Texas Committee on Court Rules, Committee on Administration of Justice, 1985-1988, 1989—, Committee Chair, 1992-1994
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Director, Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association, 1972-1974

Reported & Unreported Opinions of cases handled by Mr. Sharpe

  • Patton v. Jones, 212 S.W.3d 541 (Tex.App.–Austin 2006)
  • Greanias v. Isaiah, 2006 WL 1550009 (Tex.App.–Houston[1st Dist.] 2006)
  • Harvest House Publishers v. Local Church, 190 S.W.3d 204 (Tex.App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2006)
  • Powe v. Burdette, 2004 WL 1799947 (Tex.App.–Fort Worth 2004)
  • Doe v. South Central Spanish Dist. Church of God, 2002 WL 31296620 (Tex.App.–Dallas 2002)
  • Bell v. Lee, 49 S.W.3d 8 (Tex.App.–San Antonio 2001)
  • Hawkins v. Trinity Baptist Church, 30 S.W.3d 446 (Tex.App.–Tyler 2000)
  • In re Lee, 995 S.W.2d 774, 1999 WL 330473 (Tex.App.–San Antonio 1999)
  • Robertson v. Church of God, Intern., 978 S.W.2d 120 (Tex.App.–Tyler 1997)
  • Acker v. Denton Pub. Co., 937 S.W.2d 111 (Tex.App.–Fort Worth 1996)
  • Hanssen v. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 938 S.W.2d 85 (Tex.App.–Dallas 1996)
  • Glover v. Moser, 930 S.W.2d 940 (Tex.App.–Beaumont 1996)
  • Texas Educ. Agency v. Leeper, 893 S.W.2d 432 (Tex. 1994)
  • Clark v. Dallas Indep. School Dist., 806 F.Supp. 116 (N.D. Texas 1992)
  • Flowers v. Presidential Victory Committee, 1992 WL 1364353 (Tex.App.--Dallas 1992)
  • Clarke v. Denton Pub. Co., 793 S.W.2d 329 (Tex.App.–Fort Worth 1990)
  • Medlin v. Palmer, 874 F.2D 1085 (Tex. 1989)
  • Clark v. Dallas Independent School Dist., 701 F.Supp. 594 (N.D.Tex. 1988)
  • Roe v. Abortion Abolition Soc., 811 F.2d 931 (Tex. 1987)
  • Ulrickson v. Hawkins, 696 S.W.2d 704 (Tex.App.–Fort Worth 1985)
  • Mother’s Restaurant, Inc. v. Mama’s Pizza, Inc., 723 F.2d 1566 (Fed.Cir. 1983)
  • Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth v. The Episcopal Church, 422 S.W.3d 646 (Tex. 2013)
  • HEB Ministries v. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 235 S.W.3d 627 (Tex. 2007)
  • McKinney v. Air Venture Corporation, 578 S.W.2d 849 (Tex.Civ.App. – Fort Worth 1979, writ ref'd n.r.e.)