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Sharon W. Ware

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Associate General Counsel
Bloomington, IL
Sharon Ware is Associate General Counsel at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. Prior to her current role, she served as Lead Counsel in the Claim Litigation Section. Formerly, she also served as Managing Attorney for the Atlanta Claim Litigation Counsel Office. Sharon began her career with the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCCRC), and has worked in private practice, with the State of Georgia, and fondly remembers her time as a Staff Attorney for Atlanta Legal Aid Society, where she represented indigent clients in landlord tenant disputes, and on domestic and senior citizens' issues which began her continuing passion for pro bono efforts and her dedication to professional and community service.

Sharon served for two years as Chair of the Law Department's Pro Bono Committee and is currently Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, where she previously served as the Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Insurance Committee, and the Illinois State Bar. She is a past President of the Atlanta CPCU Society. Sharon also served on the State Bar of Georgia Professionalism Committee; Lawyers"™ Advertising Task Force; and the Disciplinary Investigative Panel. She is a past Board Member of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers; a graduate of the National African American Women's Leadership Institute (NAAWLI); graduate of Leadership America and she is a member of the 2019 Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP).

Sharon received her undergraduate degrees from the University of South Florida and her law degree from the University of Georgia. She obtained her Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations in 2005.