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Heidi Sharp
Heidi T. Sharp
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Heidi T. Sharp’s practice concentrates on representing individuals in employment law and civil rights violations. Her experience includes claims involving whistleblowing, wage and hour laws, FMLA violations, equal pay violations, sex, race, disability, accommodations, national origin, pregnancy, age discrimination and harassment, contract violations, severance negotiations, and the gamut of employment laws in state and federal court. Much of her work is against public entities. Ms. Sharp’s work has provided significant guidance to other attorneys, with opinions handed down from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on issues such as FMLA, forced arbitration, accommodations, and damages. She has appeared in numerous appellate courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, unemployment insurance agency, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, and Michigan Tax Tribunal. Ms. Sharp is the Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Council and cochair of the Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee. In 2016 she was named to the “Michigan Lawyers Weekly” Women in the Law and in 2017 she was selected for Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan by “dBusiness” magazine.

Heidi earned a BA from Western Michigan University, Magna Cum Laude and a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where she was the Editor of “In Brief”.

Heidi is extremely active in the Community and currently sits as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Macomb County Habitat for Humanity and is an annual judge at the Michigan High School Moot Court Competition, among various other activities.


Western University Michigan – Bachelor of Arts – Magna Cum Laude (2002)
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law – Juris Doctor (2006)


Labor & Employment Law
Civil Rights
Real Estate
Small Business Services


Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment
2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers (2021)
Selected to “Super Lawyers” (2017-2023)
Top 100: Michigan Super Lawyers 2023
Top 50: Women Michigan Super Lawyers 2023
Spirit Award from Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, for high standards of leadership and genuine support to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity (2018)
Women in the Law Class of 2016 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
“AV” Preeeminent® Martindale Hubbell Rating
“Rising Star” as listed in “Super Lawyers” (2011-2015)
Macomb County Habitat for Humanity “Volunteer of the Year”, Special Tribute by Governor Rick Snyder (2015)
Service Award for Recognition to the Law School Community (2006) Presented at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michigan Press Association Foundation Award Scholarship (2002)
Finalist, G Mennen Williams Moot Court Competition (2004)
Recipient, Cavanagh Scholarship (2/3 tuition, based on academic achievement)
WMU Medallion Honors Scholar (1999-2002)
National Honor Society Essay Scholar (1999)


Chair, State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section, 2023
Vice Chair, Women’s Caucus, Michigan Association for Justice, 2023
Macomb Bar Association – Labor & Employment Chair (2012-current)
Habitat for Humanity – Vice President (2014)
Habitat for Humanity – Secretary (2013)
Habitat for Humanity – Board of Directors (2012)
Michigan Association for Justice
Labor & Employment Committee
Federal Bar Association
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity


ICLE Contributor/Faculty Member since 2017

  • Labor & Employment Law Institute, Faculty, “Equal Employment Opportunity Case Law Update”, 2017- present
  • “Forum Selection in Employment Cases” OnDemand Seminar
  • Trial Notebook Seminar, “Motions in Limine”
  • “Harassment Claims” OnDemand Seminar
  • “Vaccines in the Workplace”, OnDemand Seminar

ABA “Legal Traps Associated with Affinity Groups” 2018, Washington D.C.

  • ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Volume 33, Number 3, Fall 2018

“Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements”

  • for ACC- Michigan Chapter, 2015