Kevin Hunter Sharp

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Kevin Hunter Sharp
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   5/3/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert Echols
Personal History
Born:   1963
Hometown:   Memphis, TN
Undergraduate:   Christian Brothers College, B.S., 1990
Law School:   Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1982 - 1986

Kevin Hunter Sharp is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in November 2010. Prior to joining the court, Sharp was a partner in the law firm of Drescher & Sharp, P.C. and has held the position since 2003.[1]

Early life and education

Sharp received a B.A. from Christian Brothers College in 1990 and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1993.[2]

Professional career

  • 1997-2011: Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1996-1997: Attorney, General Counsel's Office, Office of Compliance, U.S. Congress
  • 1993-1996: Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1982-1986: U.S. Navy, Petty Officer Third Class[3]

Judicial career

Middle District of Tennessee

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Kevin Hunter Sharp
 Court:Middle District of Tennessee
 Progress:Confirmed 166 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:11/17/2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:3/2/2011
DefeatedDQFRs:
DefeatedDReported: 
ApprovedAConfirmed:5/2/2011
 Vote:

On November 17, 2010, President Obama nominated Sharp to the seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee vacated by Robert Echols.[2] President Obama had this to say about the nominations made on November 17, 2010, "I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench.I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice."[4]

Sharp received a unanimous rating of "Qualified" from the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[5]

Sharp's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Sharp's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on May 2, 2011 by a vote of 89-0.[6][7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Echols
Middle District of Tennessee
2011–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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