Jackson R. Sharman, III (Birmingham, Alabama)

Jackson R. Sharman, III

Licensed for 28 years

Practice Area: Environmental and Toxic Torts, White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations, Electronic Discovery and Digital Information 6 more areas of practice + 6 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
877-881-6865

Jackson R. Sharman, III

877-881-6865

Free initial consultation, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Birmingham, AL view address

Partner at firm Lightfoot, Franklin & White, L.L.C.

Serving Birmingham, AL view address

Free initial consultation, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About Jackson R. Sharman, III

When should we talk?

Let’s talk when they try to put you in prison and your business out of business.

I defend businesses and individuals in white-collar criminal cases, and I guide them through corporate internal investigations.

What do I work on every day? Corporate internal investigations, kickback cases, government-contract fraud, grand jury investigations, gaming issues, defense of criminal environmental offenses, public-corruption enforcement, due diligence issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Congressional investigations, election contests, defense of health-care entities in civil and criminal matters including Medicare fraud and qui tam lawsuit...

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When should we talk?

Let’s talk when they try to put you in prison and your business out of business.

I defend businesses and individuals in white-collar criminal cases, and I guide them through corporate internal investigations.

What do I work on every day? Corporate internal investigations, kickback cases, government-contract fraud, grand jury investigations, gaming issues, defense of criminal environmental offenses, public-corruption enforcement, due diligence issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Congressional investigations, election contests, defense of health-care entities in civil and criminal matters including Medicare fraud and qui tam lawsuits under the False Claims Act and investigations by military officials.

I blog on white-collar matters, White Collar Wire , and publish the firm’s Twitter feed about white-collar crime and enforcement matters, @WhiteCollarWire .

What else might be useful to know?

Out of law school, I was a judicial clerk to Judge David B. Sentelle, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Then I practiced at Covington & Burling (also in Washington, D.C.) before I became Special Counsel to the House Banking Committee (now called the Financial Services Committee). As Special Counsel to the Committee for its Whitewater investigation, I oversaw a team whose work culminated in four days of nationally-televised hearings in August 1995. I was also Special Counsel in 2016 to the Judiciary Committee of the Alabama House of Representatives for the impeachment investigation of Governor Robert Bentley.

Sometimes, I teach: I’ve been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University and the University of Alabama, and I have helped out with a course on Electronic Discovery at Cumberland School of Law.

Jack on White Collar

Professional & Community Activities

•National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee of the Section on Criminal Justice
•Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, former member (only Inn devoted solely to white collar crime)
•Birmingham American Inn of Court, Barrister
•Alabama State Board of Bar Examiners, former examiner
•Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee, former chairman
•Washington & Lee University Alumni Association, former national president
•Mountain Brook Lacrosse Association, former president
•Cathedral Church of the Advent, former Vestry member

Seminars, Articles and Speeches

•“Corporate Internal Investigations,” Alabama Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel (2016)
•“Investigations,” Legal Counsel Conference, Birmingham, Alabama (2016)
•“Civil Lessons from Criminal Trials ,” Network of Trial Law Firms, Chicago (2012)
•“Cost versus Value: Beyond Budgets, Towards Trust,” Network of Trial Law Firms, New York, New York (August 7, 2009)

NEWS about Jack

•Jack Sharman Interviewed for Reuters Article about Attorney General Appointee Jeff Sessions and White-Collar Enforcement
•Lightfoot Partner Jack Sharman Moves Bentley Investigation Forward
•18 Lawyers from Lightfoot listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” 2017
•Lightfoot Partner Jack Sharman Appointed Special Counsel in Bentley Impeachment Investigation
•Jack Sharman Moderates Securities-Enforcement Panel For Alabama State Bar White-Collar Crime Committee

Presentations & Publications

• Subpoenas and Search Warrants - VIDEO
• Civil Lessons from Criminal Trials - VIDEO
• Search Warrants - VIDEO
• Informal Government Information Requests - VIDEO
• The Fifth Amendment: Texas Murder, Business Problem--VIDEO

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Areas of Law

  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery and Digital Information
  • Plaintiff's Litigation
  • Securities and Shareholder Disputes
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Intellectual Property

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 2 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
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    4.9/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/18/12 in Federal Civil Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/27/11 in Civil Litigation

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      4.0/5.0
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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1989, Georgia
      1991, District of Columbia
      1996, Alabama
      2002, Mississippi
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      Harvard University
      Class of 1989
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Washington & Lee University
      Class of 1983
      B.A.

      Institute for European Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
      Class of 1985
      Certificate

      Washington University
      Class of 1986
      M.F.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1960
      Montgomery, Alabama, December 6, 1960
      Associations & Memberships
      Birmingham and American (Member, Sections on: Environment, Energy and Resources
      Criminal Justice
      Member, White Collar Crime Committee) Bar Associations
      Alabama State Bar (Bar Examiner, Board of Bar Examiners)
      The District of Columbia Bar
      State Bar of Georgia
      Mississippi State Bar
      National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.