Elaine Whitfield Sharp elected as a trustee of the Civil Justice Foundation
Attorney Elaine Whitfield Sharp has been elected as a trustee of the Civil Justice Foundation. The CJF provided some of the early sponsorship for documentary film maker Susan Saladoff who made “Hot Coffee,” the movie.
The Civil Justice Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to safeguarding … Read more
Statement of Barry Scheck, Andrew Good, and Harvey Silverglate
Ten years ago, the three of us, attorneys Harvey Silverglate, Andrew Good and Barry Scheck defended Louise Woodward from criminal prosecution in the case of Commonwealth v. Woodward. We were aided in this matter by co-counsel Elaine Whitfield Sharp who played an important role in the discovery of scientific evidence which established … Read more
Lowell must pay $500G in assault by officer
Tuesday, April 02, 2002
LOWELL — The city must pay more than $500,000 in punitive damages to a Lowell man that a police officer handcuffed, punched and kicked in a downtown bar five years ago.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday refused to overturn … Read more
Shaken-baby forum called ‘historic’
Friday, July 13, 2001 By Janice Morse
The Cincinnati Enquirer
WEST CHESTER TWP. — A seminar here Thursday on shaken-baby syndrome was “historic,” one panelist said, because it marked the first time experts representing prosecution, defense, and medical perspectives participated together.
Elaine Whitfield Sharp, a lawyer who has consulted on … Read more
$750,000 award against Lowell in brutality case
May 25, 2000
BOSTON — The city will appeal a federal jury’s $750,000 award against Lowell and a controversial city police officer in an excessive force lawsuit stemming from a 1997 fight at The Usual Restaurant & Lounge.
Lowell police Superintendent Edward F. Davis III confirmed … Read more