|Current Court Information:|
|Texas First District Court of Appeals|
|Past position:||Attorney, private practice|
|Past term:||Before joining court|
|Home State:||Dallas, Texas|
|Bachelors:||University of Texas at Austin|
|Law School:||South Texas College of Law|
Jim Sharp is a judge on the Texas First District Court of Appeals. He was elected to this position in November of 2008 and took office in January of 2009. His current term ends on December 31, 2014.
Justice Sharp grew up in Dallas, Texas. He earned a B.A. degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin while working full-time for the Texas Legislature as a clerk, an aide, and a Senate Education Committee staff member. Prior to finishing this degree, he worked as a writer and campaign planner for the consulting firm of Matt Reese & Assocs. After graduation, he worked as a Director of Public Relations for American Income Life Insurance operations. He then worked for Champion Paper Co. for approximately one year. After this, he earned his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law while clerking for various Houston law firms.
- Main article: Texas judicial elections, 2010
- Official Texas First Court of Appeals website
- Jim Sharp's campaign website
- Reporter News, "Voters talk with state high court candidate Jim Sharp", June 13, 2010