Areas of Practice

The Law Office of Bud Sharp practices primarily in four different areas of the law. Whether you need a personal injury lawyer, family lawyer, criminal defense attorney, or estate planning attorney, call on us. However, we can also offer support in almost any type of legal situation to residents of the Winchester and McMinnville, TN areas.

Personal Injury Attorney

We accept cases related to any sort of personal injury. If you’ve been hurt as the result of an auto accident, tractor trailer accident, product liability, or another type of accident that wasn’t your fault, then you need to speak to a personal injury attorney. Don’t suffer unnecessarily. Get the compensation you and your family deserve. We’ll be with you through every step of the process.

Not sure if you should hire a personal injury attorney? It’s normal to want to take your time and sort through all of your options. However, you should be aware that the State of Tennessee has a statute of limitations of one year for personal injury and wrongful death cases. That means you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a claim. If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, don’t put off calling personal injury attorney Bud Sharp. We can help you sort through the facts and decide on the best course of action for your case.

Family Law Attorney

Family law cases can be both emotional and complex. That’s why you want an experienced family law attorney on your side. The Law Office of Bud Sharp helps navigate cases involving divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, and adoption. We offer both compassion and expert representation as we make sure your best interests are presented to the courts.

When should you hire a family law attorney? Your situation may be the first time you’ve had to deal with the family court system. A family law attorney works in the courts with the judges every day. When you work with Bud Sharp, you’ll be getting his knowledge and expertise on the best way to handle your case. With so much at stake, you shouldn’t take any unnecessary risks. Trust us to help you with issues involving your children or your finances.

Hiring an experienced divorce attorney has many benefits. There are lots of lawyers who could technically handle your divorce. However, choosing one who’s represented hundreds of clients is a good move. Our office knows the family court judges and other divorce lawyers in the area. We’ll represent your best interests, negotiating on your behalf as necessary to get the results you want.

Child custody cases can be truly heartwrenching for the families involved. However, the court system is required to act in the best interests of the child. Having an experienced child custody attorney on your side can make all the difference when you’re fighting to see your child. Bud Sharp has helped many families navigate the process of child custody. We’ll make sure your voice is heard in family court and that your rights to visitation are protected in accordance with the law.

Child support is an ongoing process for many families. Whenever there’s a change in circumstances—either positive or negative—you can ask for a hearing. The judge will determine if a modification to the child support agreement is warranted. If you or the other parent have experienced a change in employment status or finances, or if there’s a change in what your child needs, talk with us.

Adopting a child is one of the most meaningful things you’ll ever do. However, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process. With any adoption, there are many issues that must be considered and many steps that must be taken. Bud Sharp has helped many families adopt. Talk to us as soon as you start considering this option. We’ll make sure you’re on the right path so your adoption goes as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Criminal Defense Attorney

When you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a lawyer who’ll make sure that your side of the story is heard. The Law Office of Bud Sharp offers legal counsel for juveniles and adults involved in felony and misdemeanor cases, including DUI. We’ll fight to make sure your story is heard by a judge or jury. Our McMinnville and Winchester criminal defense lawyer will work to make sure you get the best possible result for your case.

When should you hire a criminal law attorney? Criminal charges range from minor to very serious. Infractions (such as speeding tickets) may not always require the services of a criminal lawyer. However, more significant charges (including both misdemeanors and felonies) are best left to a criminal defense attorney. The experience you’ll find in the Bud Sharp law offices can make a huge difference when it comes to the consequences you’ll face.

What is a felony? Felony charges stem from more serious crimes. The crime committed may involve violence, such as murder or attempted murder, but it doesn’t have to. Prison terms for felonies are typically a year or more, and some charges may qualify for consideration of the death penalty.

What is a misdemeanor? Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies but they shouldn’t be taken lightly. Misdemeanor charges include vandalism, petty theft, and trespassing. Jail sentences for these crimes are typically less than a year.

Have you been accused of driving under the influence? A DUI charge can change your life in many ways. In addition to the penalties associated with DUI—including fines, jail time, and license suspension—these charges can affect your chances at future employment and cause your insurance rates to skyrocket. Call our experienced DUI lawyer to make sure all the facts are heard when you get your day in court.

Can you help me with other types of criminal charges? Yes. A criminal attorney typically takes on many different types of cases. Robbery, arson, rape, embezzlement, and drug charges are just a few examples.

Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning is one of the most important legal services we offer. In fact, it’s one that everyone should take advantage of. However, many people avoid taking this step. But estate planning is the best way to manage your assets and make your wishes known. We’ll help you plan your legacy through wills, probate, and deeds.

When should you hire an estate planning attorney? State laws regarding estates are very detailed. You need to make sure that you’re aware of what you can—and can’t—do as you make preparations for your future. Bud Sharp will help you determine the best way to set up your will, trust, power of attorney, and other related documents. In all we do, our estate planning attorney and his staff will treat you with courtesy, compassion, and respect.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

If you’re involved in renting property in any way, you know that there are many issues that can come up. Over the course of a lease, landlords and tenants may disagree over matters involving rent, repairs, or the terms of the contract. Regardless of which side you’re one, we can help. Bud Sharp can help you figure out the best course of action if you’ve tried to resolve the problem unsuccessfully on your own. Just call our office to find out how we can help.

Regardless of your legal needs, we invite you to call us to discuss how our services may be of help. The Law Office of Bud Sharp has two convenient locations in Winchester and McMinnville, Tennessee. Call us when you need a lawyer near you for any of the above issues.