Sharon Bridges, Esq.

Chair, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association, Associate General Counsel, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis, Tennessee

Attorney Sharon Bridges is the Chair of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division (“WLD”). She is a nurse attorney with over 20 years of experience in commercial transactions, compliance, corporate governance, employment, litigation and mergers and acquisitions. Attorney Bridges currently serves as Associate General Counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee.

Attorney Bridges has been an active leader in the National Bar Association, she has served as General Counsel, Vice President, Board Member At Large, Regional Director, Section and currently serves as Chair for the Women Lawyers Division. Attorney Bridges serves on the Women Leadership Council for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and serves as Treasurer for the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association.

During the 2020-2021 bar year, under the leadership of Chair Bridges, the Women Lawyers Division hosted a myriad of webinars on personal and professional development topics, advocacy and international issues. The four-month-long We Empower Mentoring Program was launched for African American women law students attending the HBCU law schools. The purpose of the mentoring program is to assist participants to successfully transition from law student to practicing attorney. The WLD International Committee hosted events to strengthen the bonds with our sister lawyers in Africa. Front Line women lawyers were recognized for their outstanding leadership in the profession. The Respect Yourself Program will continue its legacy by hosting a virtual empowerment program for middle and high school girls during the 2021 NBA Convention.

Attorney Bridges obtained her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Morris Brown College and Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Mississippi. Attorney Bridges enjoys mentoring college and law school students, playing tennis, attending live sports and music events, reading and traveling. She serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Pre-Law Division at Jackson State University and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she had the honor of serving as International Program Chairman from 2010-2014.