Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Teresa H. Sharp

Attorney - Detroit / Walnut Creek


Bar Admissions: California (inactive); Michigan; US District Court, Central District of California; US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Practice Groups: Toxic Tort / Mass Tort, Pro Bono

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law, 1986, JD, Magna Cum Laude, Pepperdine Law Review, Note and Comment Editor; Albion College, 1981, BA Philosophy/English


Terrie Sharp, an attorney in the firm’s Detroit and Walnut Creek offices, is a member of the firms toxic / mass tort and pro bono practice groups. In the toxic / mass tort arena, Terrie represents manufacturers, distributors and premises owners in asbestos litigation cases in Michigan and California. 

In support of the firm’s commitment to provide legal services to those in our underserved communities, she provides pro bono legal services in association with the Detroit-based Legal Aid and Defender Association, as well as through Foley & Mansfield’s Pro Bono program. Working closely with State and Federal police agencies, State and Federal Court staff,  administrators and local prosecutors, Terrie assists pro bono clients primarily in the areas of identity  theft, criminal expungements, federal pardons, and issues involving the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. With Terrie’s assistance, these individuals are able to rebuild their lives and realize greater success pursuing employment and housing opportunities.


October 25, 2016
Terrie Sharp Named 2016 Detroit Legal Aid & Defenders Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Detroit attorney Terrie Sharp was named the Detroit Legal Aid & Defenders Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year at a ceremony held on October 13, 2016.


May 5, 2016
Law360 Ranks Foley & Mansfield Among Top Firms for Female Attorneys

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.


September 11, 2015
Detroit Office Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Centennial of Historic, Renovated Building

The Detroit Legal News covers our Detroit office's celebration of 20 years serving the greater Detroit area, and the centennial of its historic, renovated building.



  • 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Legal Aid and Defender Association, Detroit
  • American Jurisprudence Awards: Labor Law, Administrative Law, Professional Responsibility


  • Pro Bono attorney, Detroit Legal Aid and Defender Association


  • "Advice to California Employers: An Overview of Wrongful Discharge Law and How to Avoid Potential Liability”, 13 Pepperdine Law Review 185 (1985)
  •  “An Analysis of Selective Service System v. Minnesota Public Interest Research Group”, 12 Pepperdine Law Review 949 (1985)