Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he directs the Center for Legislative Advocacy.
Since joining ADF in 2010, Sharp has worked on important cases advancing religious freedom: for students desiring to share their faith; and, defending their privacy against efforts to require schools to open their locker rooms and restrooms to the opposite sex. He has won cases upholding the rights of students to form religious clubs, invite classmates to church, and even perform a religious song at a school talent show. Sharp has also testified before several state legislatures on religious liberty and physical privacy issues. On behalf of nearly 9,000 students, parents, and community members, he authored an amicus brief in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold their right to privacy against government intrusion.
Sharp earned his J.D. in 2006 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. A member of the bar in Georgia and Tennessee, he is also admitted to practice in several federal courts.