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Benjamin D. Sharkey

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 904-638-2661 F 904-638-2656


Benjamin D. Sharkey


Benjamin D. Sharkey is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager of the Jacksonville, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ben has over twenty years of trial experience throughout the country representing management in all facets of employment litigation. He also has extensive experience litigating wage hour class and collective action cases, and non-competition agreements and trade secrets disputes. 

Ben routinely functions as the employment legal department for clients of all sizes. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to partnering with clients on daily advice and counsel concerning multi-state workplace issues and best practices. He also provides training to managers and supervisors in all areas of employment law, including sexual and racial harassment prevention, disciplinary practice, documentation policies, and disability management.

Beyond his practice, Ben serves on the Advisory Committee for the firm. He is also active in the community by supporting a number of charitable organizations. Ben serves on the Board of Directors for Neighbor to Family, a national foster care agency, and also volunteers his time to the Wounded Warrior Project, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Employment Law - Management"  (2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Professional Excellence" (2019)
  • SuperLawyers, "Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney" (2015)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Vice-Chair from 2010-2013
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009-2010)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Neighbor to Family, Inc., Board Member