Biography

Darren Sharp co-chairs the firm’s Franchising and Distribution practice area and is co-leader of the firm's Higher Education industry team.

He has successfully tried jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts, and he has handled arbitrations involving business and employment disputes. Because of his achievements, Darren is recognized as a Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer® and received an “AV-Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Darren is professional and civil when resolving contentious disputes with results-oriented decision making for his clients.

Education

  • Drake University Law School  (J.D., high honors, 1997)
    • Drake Law Review (Projects Editor)
    • CALI Award for Constitutional Litigation
  • Colorado State University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1994)

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • Kansas, 2000
  • Nebraska, 1997
  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar 
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Harvester's Food Bank
  • CSU Alumni Member-Kansas City
  • Volunteer Attorney Project 

Accolades

  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers®(2014-present);Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2010-2012);Super Lawyers®,Business Edition (2014)
  • Missouri Bar Foundation W. Oliver Rasch Award for the outstanding article published during 2010 in the Journal of the Missouri Bar (2011)
  • Named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2011)
  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell