Laura Bellegie Sharp, a partner in the Sharp Firm in Austin, was elected to a three-year term on the American Bar Association Board of Governors during the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, in August.

She will represent District 8, which encompasses Texas and Florida attorneys. Sharp will help oversee the general operation of the ABA and develop action plans. She joins a 44-member board that has the authority to act and speak for the ABA, consistent with previous action of the House of Delegates when the House is not in session.

Sharp is a 1986 graduate of Baylor Law School and was president of the Austin Bar Association (2003-2004), a State Bar of Texas director (2004-2007), and trustee for the National Conference of Bar Foundations (2011-2018). She currently serves on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Board of Directors and is treasurer of the Austin Bar Foundation.