Kevin Hunter Sharp '93 was confirmed on Monday, May 2, as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Sharp will fill a judicial seat that has been vacant for four years.
Sharp was nominated for the vacant seat by President Barack Obama in November 2010. After his nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in early March, the committee unanimously recommended his nomination to the full Senate, where the vote in favor of his confirmation was 89-0.
“I send my heartfelt congratulations to Kevin and his family,” said Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee). “I’m pleased that his nomination has received strong support from both sides of the political aisle. I think he has a tremendous future ahead of him.”
"Kevin is an outstanding individual, and I'm pleased to be able to support his nomination," said Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), who spoke in support of Sharp's nomination on the Senate floor before the vote.
Sharp previously practiced at Drescher & Sharp since founding the firm with a partner in 2003. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration summa cum laude at Christian Brothers College and was the Weldon B. White Scholar at Vanderbilt Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy as a flight crew member on the P-3 Orion operating in patrol/reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capacities as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet before entering law school.