Bennette H. Sharpe IV focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in the areas of creditors’ rights, landlord/tenant matters, real property title issues, and contract disputes. He has extensive experience handling debt collection from both the creditor and debtor sides, solving title issues incident to real estate transactions, and litigating residential leases for both the landlord and the tenant.
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Ben earned his B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Spanish from Waynesburg University in 2011. In 2012, Ben moved to Richmond to attend law school at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he served as a Manuscript Editor for the Richmond Public Interest Law Review.
After earning a Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2015, Ben worked for a year and a half in the area of national class-action settlements. He went on to practice consumer bankruptcy law at a national firm in Chicago, IL, until he decided to return to Richmond in 2018.
Since then, Ben has worked with clients big and small to help resolve their legal issues and obtain the best possible results for them.
Currently Ben serves on the Chesterfield Bar (newly approved Secretary), the Richmond Bar, and the Henrico Bar Associations.
When Ben is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hiking, and playing the bagpipes. In addition, he enjoys performing with the bagpipes at festivals and any event honoring our country’s service members and first responders.