Edward E. Sharkey

Mr. Sharkey focuses his practice on business law and civil litigation. He represents corporations and individuals in the litigation of civil disputes, including business, contract, securities, fiduciary duty, negligence, construction, and professional liability claims. He also represents companies in business formations, sales, acquisitions, commercial transactions, corporate control contests, and retirement plan compliance and disputes.

The leading independent attorney rating entity, Martindale-Hubbell, has awarded Mr. Sharkey the rating of AV, the highest rating available. The rating is made up of two components: the rating for legal ability (professional qualification), and the rating for general ethical standards. An AV rating is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”

An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Sharkey has tried more than 70 civil cases to verdict. His experience also includes the resolution of myriad construction, securities, and commercial disputes through arbitration.

He currently edits the Maryland State Bar Association Business Law Section Blog which covers judicial developments affecting Maryland business law. He also served as Chair of the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Mr. Sharkey was born on June 3, 1968 in Baltimore, MD. He grew up in Baltimore and graduated from the Gilman School. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Bar Admissions:

Maryland, 1993
District of Columbia, 2000
U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1997
U.S. District Court District of Columbia, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2000


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1993
Yale University, B.A. Economics, 1990

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association
– Business Law Section
– Corporate Counsel Committee
– Commercial & Business Litigation Committee
– Business Torts Litigation Committee
– Securities Litigation Committee

Maryland Bar Association
– Business Law Section (Chair 2014-2015)
– Litigation Section

Montgomery County Bar Association
– Business Law Section (Chair 2004-2005)
– Ethics Committee

District of Columbia Bar Association