Sharp, Dummer & Briggs, PLLC

Attorneys At Law


  • Dummer Lectures on New Mississippi Lien Laws (posted: 05-18-2016)

    Managing Member Stephen Dummer lectured today on the topic of "Mississippi Construction Law - Getting…Read More

  • Dummer Selected for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (posted: 01-05-2016)

    Attorney Stephen Dummer was recently selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses…Read More

  • Dummer Provides 2015 State of the Y Address (posted: 11-17-2015)

    At this year's Regional YMCA Humanitarian Awards Banquet held in honor of John and Mary Alice…Read More

  • National Labor Relations Board in Washington DC affirms trial court's dismissal (posted: 10-22-2015)

    Following a three year ordeal, the National Labor Relations Board in Washington DC recently issued…Read More

  • Dummer Lectures on the Rules of Evidence at CLE Event sponsored by the National Business Institute in Gulfport, Mississippi (posted: 09-28-2015)

     Attorneys Stephen Dummer was a featured speakers at NBI’s “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical…Read More

Our History

Sharp, Dummer, & Briggs, PLLC, (hereinafter SDB Law) is a full service Martin Dale Hubble rated litigation based law firm. The firm is privileged to represent a wide variety of businesses, insurance companies and individuals in its full service civil litigation practice.
Myles Sharp is a founding member of Sharp, Dummer & Briggs, PLLC.  Myles completed law school at the University of Mississippi in 2002, and began practicing with Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell in their Gulfport, MS office.  After also working for Owen & Galloway, Myles was a founding member of Hewitt & Sharp, PLLC, a practice focused on insurance defense litigation, and that firm eventually became Sharp Law Firm, PLLC after the retirement of his partner.  Myles also serves as the vice president of the Gulfport City Council, which is the second largest city in the state of Mississippi, where he is a lifelong resident.  With a shared goal of diversifying their respective practices in order to serve a broader base of clients, Myles Sharp and longtime friend Stephen Dummer formed Sharp, Dummer & Briggs, PLLC.  Founding Member and Managing Partner Stephen Dummer came to Gulfport in 2005, as an associate of the well regarded firm Allen, Vaughn, Cobb & Hood, a firm with roots dating as far back as 1954.  Stephen became a partner of Allen, Cobb & Hood, P.A. in 2010.  After next serving as a partner with a large regional New Orleans firm, Mr. Dummer founded DLS, PLLC.  Mr. Dummer then formed Sharp, Dummer & Briggs, PLLC, with longtime friend and associate Myles Sharp.  Founding member Myles E. Sharp is a native of South Mississippi, who serves as Councilman for Ward 5 for the City of Gulfport. Before forming the law firm of Sharp, Dummer & Briggs, PLLC, Myles was the managing partner of the Sharp Law Firm, PLLC, and a partner at the law firm of Hewitt and Sharp, PLLC. Myles is a Member of the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and a Member at the St. James Catholic Church.  Founding Member Robert Briggs came to the Gulf Coast in 2000 and worked for several large regional firms. In 2009 Bob was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve as a temporary chancellor for Jackson, George and Greene Counties pending a permanent replacement for Judge Pierce. Bob was an attorney at the firm of Carr Allison, PLLC, before joining the Sharp Law Firm.  
Capitalizing on the diverse skill sets and professional experience of its members, the firm developed a broad, full-service litigation practice encompassing insurance defense, maritime law, industrial development, governmental and regulatory law, banking, gaming law, municipal law, international law, family law, estate planning and complex commercial litigation.
Members of Sharp, Dummer, & Briggs, PLLC, have been elected to and accepted appointments and management positions on multiple boards of directors and organizations throughout the State.  Through their combined legal practice of over 45 years, Sharp, Dummer, & Briggs, PLLC, offers a unique opportunity to its clients that larger regional- based law firms cannot.  Due to the firm's distinctive position and individual roots and involvement in the community, it is able to offer extremely competitive rates while retaining its ability to represent clients along the entire Gulf Coast region.  The attorneys’ experience of representing numerous businesses and insurance companies over many years, including numerous recent Hurricane Katrina cases, has helped the firm refine its litigation capabilities.
Since many of the firm’s members have owned or managed both large and small businesses, the firm is uniquely situated to understand and anticipate the needs of its business clients.  This firsthand experience allows the firm to guide its clients to avoid many of the real world conflicts that often exist between good business decisions and solid legal decisions as reflected in a business’ bottom line.  Furthermore, our support staff and convenient location in Biloxi will hopefully allow the firm to reduce travel time, resulting in greater savings to our clients.
Our firm focuses on offering value to the client through ethical, professional dedication combined with a true love of justice and the rule of law.  These core beliefs allow the attorneys of Sharp, Dummer, & Briggs, PLLC, to provide consistent, success driven representation for all of its clients. The law firm of Sharp, Dummer, & Briggs, PLLC, looks forward to assisting its clients in this dynamic and ever-changing legal environment.  The firm’s focus is on its motto “Client focused – Results Driven.”
At SDB Law, we know that the ability to maintain and build our client base is dependent upon excellent results, as well as the efficient handling of files in a cost-effective manner.  Strong communication with clients is the heartbeat of our practice.  Understanding that lengthy court trials are not always the best solution for every client, the firm also utilizes creative alternatives to traditional litigation procedures. We have successfully used arbitrators and mediators for early resolution of matters. We encourage the use of mini-trials or selected issue resolution to bring practicality to complicated cases.
We seek out the finest among our profession to join our ranks.  We count law review journal editors, bar association leaders and Martindale-Hubbell peer-reviewed attorneys in our number.  "The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of the firm and its lawyers’ high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary."  Peer Review Ratings are a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her in the highest levels of professional excellence.
The firm has been selected as a Recommended Firm by Global Law Experts for Mississippi.  The firm’s attorneys have also received ratings in the nationally syndicated Super Lawyer’s magazine.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  The firm’s attorneys have also received invitations and membership to the distinguished American Society of Legal Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Mississippi.