Kenneth Sharperson is an attorney in the Insurance/Reinsurance group in Weber Gallagher’s Bedminster, New Jersey office. Mr. Sharperson serves as national counsel for clients in sophisticated insurance coverage litigation and commercial litigation matters before federal and state trial and appellate courts. Mr. Sharperson has worked with a wide variety of insurance companies on issues related to the duty to defend, bad faith, number of occurrences, allocation and notice and trigger of coverage. He also has handled the defense of claims related to D&O insurance matters, mass tort and environmental issues, media, technology and cyber liability, residual value insurance, financial institution bonds, errors and omissions, employment practices liability insurance, property insurance and professional liability matters.
Prior to joining Weber Gallagher, Mr. Sharperson was associated with a law firm focused exclusively on the representation of policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Sharperson also has served as a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Sharperson is not only dedicated to his corporate clients; he also is committed to pro bono work.
While attending Rutgers Law School in Newark, Mr. Sharperson was a Senior Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, served as a faculty-appointed Legal Research and Writing Instructor and was elected President of the Student Bar Association. After law school, Mr. Sharperson served as a law clerk to the Honorable John E. Wallace, Jr. of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
In 2009, Mr. Sharperson was selected to the New Jersey Law Journal’s Top 40 under 40 and was recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012.
In 2012, Mr. Sharperson was selected and participated in the American Arbitration Association’s A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program, which provides provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to up and coming diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals who have historically not been included in meaningful participation in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Sharperson was a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees from 2010-2016 and also served as the co-chair of the Diversity Committee from 2010-2016.
“State Bar Launches Leadership Academy”, Diversity Committee Newsletter,Vol. 1, No. 1 — May 2015
"Deposition and Witness Preparation Tips Learned from The Office”, Section on Litigation- Minority Trial Lawyer (2012)
"Managing Risks Around Diversity and Inclusing in Law Firms", New Jersey Lawyer - August 2018
"Diversity and Inclusion and In-House and Law Firm Management", IADC Committee Newsleter - November 2017