In addition to his standard practice of automobile and premises liability cases, Shareholder Michael Sharkey works in the unique field of mortuary law. While some people see this is as a grim and morbid area of law, Sharkey practices it as a labor of love, helping individuals address their greatest losses with respect and care. In a recent case, Sharkey helped a family exhume a casket that was buried in 1968. At that time, the deceased and his wife were in a terrible car crash; he was buried alone in a single plot while his wife was in a coma for months. She recovered, but her husband had already been buried without her ability to have input on these essential end-of-life decisions. Now, decades later, he will be cremated, and his ashes will be mingled with his wife’s ashes in a single urn for their daughter to keep. In the often believed-to-be soulless legal field, it is hard to image a scenario where a lawyer’s actions have a more direct effect on a family’s peace of mind.