Charles E. Sharp, Sr.

Charles E. Sharp, Sr.: Attorney with Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Charles Sharp has practiced law for 55 years and has over 70 reported decisions in the Supreme Court of Alabama, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court, which reflect his past trial practice. They include real estate development, zoning, medical malpractice, condemnation, bad faith, truck accidents, railroad litigation and product liability.

His current cases include business disputes, railroad litigation, Longshore Harbor Workers litigation and cases interpreting liability insurance contracts.

Mr. Sharp is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Alabama, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association, on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and past President. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, Listed for over 30 years in the Best Lawyers in America.

Currently serves as a Commissioner to assess damages in condemnation cases in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Mr. Sharp holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating for an attorney bestowed by that organization.

American College of Trial Lawyers.

(Also Member to Sadler • Sullivan A Professional Corporation)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Securities
  • Business Disputes
  • Liability Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Truck Litigation
  • Workers Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1952
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, LL.B., 1956
Year of First Admission:
Alabama; U.s. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle amd Southern Districts of Alabama
Birmingham and American Bar Associations; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (Vice President, Southeastern Region, 1972-1979; President, 1981-1982); International Association of Defense Counsel; Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; International Society of Barristers and The Best Lawyers in America.

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


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Birmingham, Alabama

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