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 -1992
  • Vice-President, First American National Bank, 1983 -1987


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