J. Michael Sharp

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Special Judge, Bradley County Sessions Court, Juvenile Court and Truancy Court from 1990-2008

Previous Employment

Partern, Varnell, Burns and Sharp 1992-2008
Associate, Varnell and Associates, 1990-92
Vice-President, First American National Bank, 1983-87


University of Tennessee, 1989
East Tennessee State University, 1983


Graduated Cum Laude from ETSU
William F. Johnson Volunteer of the Year Award from Cleveland Family YMCA
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award from East Tennessee Legal Services


Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Community Involvement

Active Member, First Baptist Church of Cleveland, TN
Member of the Deacons, Sunday School Director, Member of the Church Leadership Team, Member of the Building Project Development Committee, Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Family YMCA, Past Member of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of His Hands Extended Ministries, Board Member of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School

  • 423-476-0537 (P)


Bradley County Courthouse, Suite 207
P.O. Box 846 (37364-0846)
Cleveland, TN 37311


Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, Polk