Bennette H. Sharpe IV

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 as Secretary, and is also an active member of the Richmond Bar, the Henrico Bar, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

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.


B.A., Waynesburg University (2011)
J.D., University of Richmond School of Law (2015)

Chesterfield Bar Association – Secretary
Richmond Bar Association
Henrico Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

The Old Dominion Firefighters Emerald Society, Member