Dec 4, 2017

Sharp & Briggs Join Deutsch Kerrigan

Deutsch Kerrigan LLP announced that Myles E. Sharp and Robert E. Briggs III have joined the firm in the Gulfport office.

About Myles E. Sharp

Myles Sharp represents multiple Fortune 500 clients facing insurance defense litigation. Myles also has achieved successful outcomes for his clients against claims involving commercial litigation, corporate law, construction law, workers’ compensation, premises liability, Mississippi Torts Claim Act, and contract law.  Serving as Board Attorney to one of the largest condominium complexes in South Mississippi, he handles claims involving condominium law under Mississippi’s Non-profit Corporations Act. 
As a lifelong resident of Gulfport, MS, Myles is very active in the community serving as Vice President on the Gulfport City Council.  This experience in local government makes him uniquely qualified to handle matters involving municipal and governmental law and provide consulting to clients, including developers, who need help navigating numerous municipal and state programs such as tax abatements, tax credits, and tax increment finance bonds. 

About Robert E. Briggs III

 Robert (Bob) Briggs has over 17 years experience defending insurance and corporate clients against litigation and workers compensation defense claims. Bob's practice also involves defending cases involving automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, products liability, construction litigation, school district and other governmental entities under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act, and employment discrimination. With deep courtroom experience, Bob has tried or argued cases before juries, Administrative Law Judges, Mississippi Court of Appeals, the Mississippi Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 2009, Bob was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve as a temporary chancellor for Jackson, George and Greene Counties pending a permanent replacement for Judge Pierce being named by the governor. During that time, Bob handled the complete chancery court docket of Judge Randy Pierce for Jackson, George and Greene Counties.  He conducted hearings for contempt, modification of custody and child support, adoption and other motions. Bob also presided as judge over approximately ten trials for divorce, child custody disputes, land issues and estate matters.

About Deutsch Kerrigan
Deutsch Kerrigan LLP ( is built on the foundation that we are problem-solvers, applying enduring principles of craft to serve clients effectively and efficiently.  With over 70 trial attorneys and a substantial support staff, we apply our legal and support resources carefully. Using a sensible approach to litigation, we help our clients resolve disputes by balancing desired business outcomes with what is smart economically.