Christopher (Chris) Sharp


Brief Bio

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Christopher Sharp is a partner of Sharp & Cobos, L.L.P. He has practiced law for more than 38 years. His practice began in 1978 in the areas of real estate law, business law and civil litigation. In 1988 he began practicing Health Law in association with Michael Sharp, handling disciplinary and licensure cases at the Texas Medical Board as well as peer review Fair Hearings in hospitals and other credentialing bodies in and around the State of Texas. Since that time he has concentrated his practice on Health Care and Administrative Law. Mr. Sharp is not presently board certified in any area of practice. Mr. Sharp has extensive experience representing physicians in Texas Medical Board matters and in peer review proceedings involving physicians and hospitals. Mr. Sharp’s practice experience also includes formation of corporate entities, formation of clinical practice and investment entities, physician-hospital organizations, wills, trusts and estate probates, business litigation, and real estate transactional law. He also serves as outside counsel to physician-owned practice groups and other provider entities. His broad experience is available to the firm and its clients for disciplinary matters and corporate/business issues.

Representative Experience

The following is a representative list of Administrative Agencies in which Chris has tried cases:

  • Texas Medical Board
  • Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners
  • Texas Medicaid Audits
  • CMS Medicare Audits
  • Texas Medicaid OIG
  • Texas Medical Foundation Medicare QA
  • Texas Medical Foundation (Medicare)Chris 2013
  • Hospital Medical Staffs all over Texas
  • Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Texas Board of Nursing
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional CounselorsChris

In addition to his extensive administrative experience listed above, Chris has also litigated administrative cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings through full trial hearings as well as the SOAH mediation process.

Qualifications

  • A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell continuously since 1985
  • Austin Bar Association, Health Law section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Health, Real Estate and Administrative Law sections
  • American Bar Association, Health Law section
  • Federal District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, May 1975
  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1978

Select Presentations/Publications

  • Numerous continuing education seminars for health care providers and real estate licensees

Professional and Community Activities

  • Former three (3) term University Park City Councilmember
  • Former nine (9) year University Park Planning and Zoning Commissioner

Additional Personal Information

Mr. Sharp and his wife, Kydie Sharp, have four children, daughter Elizabeth, and sons Stephen, Michael and William. Among his interests are golf, fishing, smoke cooking, guitar, singing and songwriting.