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Sanford Heisler Sharp is celebrated by the leading professional journals as the number one ranked employment rights firm and number one ranked human rights firm, drawing acclaim from judges across the country, top publications evaluating the legal industry, the nation’s leading mediators, and even adversaries against whom we litigate.

Sanford Heisler Sharp has attorneys who have collectively tried hundreds of cases, a former federal Chief Judge who has tried and overseen as judge over one-hundred cases, attorneys who have clerked for state and federal judges across the United States, and a brilliant staff which supports the firm’s attorneys and plays a vital role in case management. We have won precedent-setting verdicts and settlements for C-Suite executives, attorneys, directors, managers, and hourly workers. We are a firm of passionate and dedicated professionals who care deeply about justice and routinely outperform attorneys and staff on the other side.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Whistleblower & Qui Tam
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Asian American Litigation & Finance
  • Wage & Hour Cases
  • Criminal/Sexual Violence Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Other Public Interest Litigation

Call 888-681-5583 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney David Sanford

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Maryland, 1997
  • District of Columbia, 1998

Education: 

  • J.D., Stanford Law School
  • ABD, UNC, Chapel Hill
  • M.A., UNC, Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Vassar College

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2020

­­­Attorney Jeremy Heisler

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1980

Education: 

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, magna cum laude
    • Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1980

­­­Attorney Kevin Sharp

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Education: 

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • B.S., Christian Brothers College, summa cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Sustaining Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Napier-Looby Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class, 2005
  • Board member, Tennessee Supreme Court Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, 2004-2009
  • Member, TBPR Disciplinary Hearing Committee, 2000-2006
  • Special Disciplinary Counsel to the Tennessee Supreme Court, 2001
  • Former president, ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter (nonprofit organization dedicated to serving patients and families living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Volunteer Counsel, Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund, 2005-2010
  • Former board member (2001-2004) and legal counsel (1994-2004), Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley

Office Locations

Palo Alto Office
300 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 500
Palo Alto, CA 94301
San Diego Office
2550 Fifth Ave
Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92103
San Francisco Office
50 California Street
Suite 1538
San Francisco, CA 94111
Washington Office
700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20003
Atlanta Office
5555 Glenridge Con
Suite 200-36
Atlanta, GA 30342
Baltimore Office
111 South Calvert Street
Suite 1950
Baltimore, MD 21202
New York Office
1350 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 3100
New York, NY 10019-4702
Nashville Office
611 Commerce Street
Suite 3100
Nashville, TN 37203

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Nancy E. Rafuse

Nancy E. Rafuse

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Employment Law Since 2022
Practice Area Year
Employment Law Since 2022
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