Laura Sharp

Introducing Attorney Laura Sharp | The Sharp Firm

With over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney, Laura has a reputation for providing compassionate representation for her clients. Laura devotes her practice to helping the victims of medical negligence, dental malpractice, and serious personal injury cases. Nationally, she is a member of the American Bar Association Medical Professional Liability Standing Committee. Locally she serves on the Seton Institutional Review Board.

Laura is not only a gifted and respected trial lawyer but someone who gives back to the legal community. She has served as President of the Austin Bar Association and chaired the Civil Litigation Section. Additionally, she served as a Director of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.

If you would like to meet with Laura or Lance Sharp to discuss your case and receive a free case evaluation, please call (512) 407-8800 to schedule an appointment.

Education

  • Rice University, Houston, Texas (1976-1978)
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas (B.A. 1982)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (Teaching Certification 1983)
  • Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas (J.D. 1986)

Licenses

  • State of Texas 1986
  • U.S. District Courts of Texas: Northern 1987, Southern 1988, Western 1988
  • District of Columbia 1989 (inactive)

Professional Memberships, Offices and Awards

State

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Board of Directors (2004-2007)
    • Grievance Committee (2007-present)
    • Women in the Profession Committee (2007-present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Local

  • Austin Bar Association (formerly Travis County Bar Association)
    • Board of Directors (1998-2000)
    • Treasurer (2000-2001)
    • Secretary (2001-2002)
    • President-Elect (2002-2003)
    • President (2003-2004)
    • Past President (2004-2005)
  • Austin Bar Foundation
    • Chair (2002-2003 and 2004-2005)
    • Vice-Chair (2003-2004)
    • Founding Fellow
  • Austin Bar Association Civil Litigation Section
    • Board of Directors (1998-2001)
    • Vice-Chair (2001-2002)
    • Chair (2002-2003)
    • Past Chair (2003-2004)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association 1995 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors (1989-90)
    • Treasurer (1990-1991)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation -Fellow
    • Founding Vice-Chair
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association

National

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation – Fellow

Appellate Decisions

Hargraves v. Armco Foods, Inc.,

894 S.W.2d 546 (Tex. App.-Austin 1995, no writ)

Eckmann v. Des Rosier,

940 S.W.2d 394 (Tex. App.-Austin 1997, no pet.)

Carrillo v. Berry,

2000 Tex. App. LEXIS 3194 (Tex. App. -Austin 2000)

Wong v. Graham,

2001 Tex. App. LEXIS 978 (Tex. App.-Austin 2001)

Hinojosa v. Columbia/St. David’s Healthcare, et. al.,

106 S.W.3d 380(Tex. App.-Austin 2003, no pet.)

Austin Periodontal Assocs. v. Husak,

2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 562 (Tex. App.- Austin 2008)

Community Activities

  • Junior League of Austin
  • Austin Women’s Symphony League

Biographical Information

  • Born: Waco, Texas
  • Married to law partner: Lance D. Sharp
  • Two children: Lance and Mesia