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Reno trial lawyer Matthew L. Sharp represents individuals and businesses injured by the unlawful conduct of others. In addition to personal injury lawsuits against negligent parties, he also focuses on representing clients in insurance bad faith disputes against their insurance company. If you were injured in a personal injury accident, were injured by a pharmaceutical company or drug, had an insurance claim denied or otherwise involved in an insurance dispute, contact Reno personal injury attorney Matthew L. Sharp at (775) 324-1500 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and options.

Bad Faith Claims and Other Insurance Disputes

Over the past 15 years, Matthew Sharp has successfully represented clients involved in insurance disputes – whether health insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, or disability insurance – including claims of bad faith, delay or underpayment of claims, and failure to defend. He has a particular focus on handling insurance disputes in the health insurance and managed care context.

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Reno Personal Injury Attorney

Not only does Matthew Sharp represent clients in connection with insurance disputes following an accident or injury, but he also represents clients in connection with the underlying personal injury accident that may have resulted in the insurance disputes. For instance, he represents clients injured in auto accidents, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents. He also represents the victims of elder abuse, product liability, and wrongful death. Unlike many other small law firms, Matthew Sharp often represents clients in cutting edge complex litigation, class action matters, and unsafe pharmaceutical claims, as well.

  • $104,000,000 Jury verdict against a drug manufacturer and distributor. 7th largest verdict in the United States in 2011.

  • Over $100,000,000 Recovered for clients injured in a Hepatitis C outbreak in lawsuits against health maintenance organizations, health care providers and manufacturers and distributors.

  • $27,000,000 Settlement for a trucking case

  • $25,000,000 Little Valley fire settlement

  • $25,000,000 Insurance bad faith settlement involving a Michigan no-fault case in the Southwest United States.

  • $25,000,000 insurance bad faith case in the southwest United States involving a Michigan no fault insurance policy

  • $15,250,000 Settlement for construction injury product liability with devastating injuries to a child.


Matthew L. Sharp is a trial lawyer and leader in his profession:

  • 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year for the Nevada Justice Association, an organization of Nevada’s best trial lawyers
  • Over $100,000,000 in verdicts
  • One of the lead lawyers in the 7th largest verdict in the United States in 2011.
  • Responsible for landmark cases ranging from holding insurance companies responsible for seriously injuring their members to holding pharmaceutical companies responsible for seriously injuring their customers.

Recently, Mr. Sharp worked as a lead lawyer in an effort to hold one of the country’s largest Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) responsible for the largest hepatitis C outbreak in the country’s history. Mr. Sharp’s efforts lead to one of the first verdicts in the country to hold a Health Maintenance Organization responsible for the decision to steer business to a dangerous and unethical health care provider. Mr. Sharp is considered one of the lead appellate lawyers in Nevada. He has been responsible for leading Nevada cases that hold insurance companies, health care providers, and hospitals responsible for their wrongful conduct.

Mr. Sharp is known in Nevada as one of the foremost experts in insurance bad faith and unfair claims practices. Mr. Sharp’s accomplishments include:

  • Jury verdicts against some of the largest insurance companies in the country
  • Millions of dollars in settlements with insurance companies for injured consumers
  • One of the lead class action lawyers in a case against one of the largest insurance companies in the country, generating over $20,000,000 in benefits to the class.

Mr. Sharp is considered a fearless advocate for his clients, given the nickname by his peers of “Honey Badger,” because he is never afraid to take on the largest companies in America to stand up for his clients, whether they are individuals or a business injured by a wrongdoer. He will fearlessly fight for his clients, whether the cases are against an insurance company, pharmaceutical company, hospital or nursing home. Mr. Sharp and his office staff are ready to serve his clients’ needs. To learn more about Mr. Sharp and his practice in Reno, Nevada, please browse our web site. There are time limits on when you can file a legal claim. Schedule a consultation or ask him a question by filling out the consultation form or calling us at (775) 324-1500.


As a fifth-generation Nevadan, Matthew Sharp has distinguished himself as a leader within the legal and political communities. Over the years, he has served as president of the Nevada Justice Association and the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice. He has worked with judges and legislators to ensure that our justice system works for everyone and, throughout the past 10 years, Mr. Sharp has been asked to testify before the Nevada Legislature on a wide range of legal issues. He has also served on the Nevada Insurance Commissioner’s Board for Property and Casualty Insurance to help ensure that insurance laws work for everyone, including those consumers defrauded by insurance companies.

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