Matt 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. 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.
Sharp attends Buford Church of God where he helps lead the Family Ministry Sunday School class.