Over the past 30 years, Reno trial lawyer Matthew L. Sharp has represented individuals and businesses injured by the unlawful conduct of others, including negligence, malpractice, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Sharp focuses on representing clients in connection with insurance disputes, including bad faith claims, delay or underpayment of claims, or the failure to defend. He represents clients in insurance disputes involving all types of insurance policies, including health insurance disputes, as well as disputes regarding auto insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance.
Matthew Sharp’s experience and know-how when it comes to insurance disputes is second to none. In fact, he has represented clients in cutting edge insurance litigation regarding managed care and other health insurance issues. For instance, he obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of clients injured at a subpar medical facility from a large Nevada HMO who had negligently referred patients to the facility– one of the first cases of its kind in the country.
In addition to handling bad faith claims in Reno, he is now offering legal assistance to those with potential claim issues and disputes in Las Vegas.
Additionally, as an experienced personal injury attorney, Matthew Sharp helps clients get money damages for auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, and defective products.
Inside the courtroom, Matt Sharp is known by his peers as the “Honey Badger” for how relentlessly he fights against large corporations and entities on behalf of his clients. Honey badgers, despite being rather small, have extremely tough skin and are able to fight back against prey much larger than themselves. In the wild, they’ve even been known to chase off and attack predators like lions and crocodiles. Their tenacity gives them an edge. This same tenacity lives and breathes inside Matthew Sharp, who fearlessly defends his clients and ensures justice is upheld.
Dedicated Community Leader
As a fifth-generation Nevadan, Mr. Sharp has distinguished himself as a leader within the legal and political communities. In 2003 and 2006, Mr. Sharp served as president of the Nevada Justice Association, a state-wide organization of lawyers who represent individuals and businesses injured by the unlawful conduct of others. Mr. Sharp has also served on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, a nationwide organization of lawyers who represent individuals and businesses injured by the unlawful conduct of others.
In the past, he’s worked with judges and legislators to ensure equal access to our justice system. Throughout the past 10 years, Mr. Sharp has been asked to testify before the Nevada Legislature on a wide range of legal issues. He has also served on the Nevada Insurance Commissioner’s Board for Property and Casualty Insurance, where he works to help ensure that insurance laws work for everyone, including consumers defrauded by insurance companies.
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Awards & Associations
Appointed by Nevada US Senators to be on our judicial commission
American Association for Justice Leaders Forum
State Bar of Nevada
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Nevada Justice Association – Trial Lawyer of the Year 2011