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Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq.


Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. is a founding member of the law firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. He manages the firm’s litigation division and he tries State and Federal Cases in Florida. Sharp represents the victims of medical malpractice and focuses on cases that result in birth related injuries which include Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), Cerebral Palsy (CP) and other forms of brain injury and organ failure that can be caused by medical negligence.

Richard 'Bo' Sharp will take birth injury cases throughout the United States.

Richard “Bo” Sharp also handles wrongful death, negligent security cases, trucking cases and nursing home cases throughout the state of Florida.

 

Richard “Bo” Sharp was lead Counsel for a $33.8 Million Dollar verdict that was the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the State of Florida in 2017 in the case of MARLA DIXON, EARL REESE-THORNTON, and ER v. The United States of America, of E.R., a minor, Case No.: 1:15-cv- 23502. The case involved a doctor who lied and changed medical records after he failed to perform an emergency C-section to deliver plaintiff E.R. when the doctor was on his cell phone with his stock broker. THE CASE WAS TURNED DOWN BY OTHER ATTORNEYS before Mallard & Sharp, P.A. became involved. Read the Miami Herald Article.

 

Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. also secured a $12,000,000 settlement from the United States Of America in the Federal Tort Claim Action, styled, HACKING vs. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Case No.: 2:19-cv-14449-), filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida in Ft. Pierce, Florida and defended by the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida.

This recovery represents the largest “birth injury” medical malpractice settlement with the Federal Government in Florida, and one of the largest Federal “birth injury” settlements nationwide. The settlement is also one of the largest Federal Tort Claim settlements of any type (if not the largest), that has been recovered for a personal injury action in the State of Florida.

Richard 'Bo' Sharp was lead Counsel for a $33.8 Million dollar verdict that was the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the State of Florida in 2017

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. also hold the following records:

  • The Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict Ever Recovered In Miami-Dade County
  • Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the State of Florida in 2017
  • The Largest FTCA Medical Malpractice Settlement in Florida
  • Largest Birth Trauma Settlement with the Federal Government in Florida
  • The Largest FTCA Medical Malpractice Verdict Ever Recovered In Florida
  • The Largest Federal Tort Claim Personal Injury Verdict Ever Recovered In Florida

 

Outside the practice of law, Sharp spends his free time with his wife Cris, their sons Hunter and Santiago and coaching youth baseball teams in Miami. He has acted as a guardian ad litem in cases in Miami-Dade County (without charge) and provided pro bono work for the Put Something Back Program and the Lawyers For Children Program also in Miami-Dade County. Environmentally conscious, Sharp also spends his off time in the Everglades, serving as a “contract python hunter” with the goal of removing this invasive species that has decimated the small mammal population of the Southern Everglades.

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar: 2000

U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Honors

Preeminent AV Rated Attorney

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Florida Super Lawyer 2020

National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Civil Plaintiff

Top Rated Lawyer, South Florida Legal Leads, Miami Herald

Florida Trends Legal Elite

Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member)

Legal Awards

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