Sarah is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Sarah has represented clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters including professional liability, employment matters, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability and intellectual property disputes.
Sarah now principally practices in the areas of professional liability defense and employment law. In her professional liability practice, Sarah represents attorneys, insurance agents and other professionals facing malpractice claims. In her employment law practice, Sarah represents and counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, employee leave, and wage and hour claims and matters.
Sarah has represented clients before state and federal courts, administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and at mediations. She has experience in numerous facets of the complex civil litigation process, including discovery, motion practice, depositions, hearings and mediations. Related, Sarah has secured the dismissal of claims at the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stages, as well as favorable results at mediation.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Vermont Law School, J.D., 2007 (Member, Mediation, Trial Practice and Client Counseling Teams; AmJur Award in Civil Rights)
Intern, Dartmouth College General Counsel’s Office
Middlebury College, B.A., 2002
Edinburgh University, Scotland, 2000-2001
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association
- Firm Co-Liaison, Medical-Legal Partnership Boston
- Presenter, Lawyers Clearinghouse, “The Ins and Outs of Sick Time in Massachusetts.” The presentation focused on the new sick time law that came into effect in Massachusetts in July 2015 and the law’s impact on employers and employee policies.
- Presenter, Peabody & Arnold’s Employment Law Practice Section’s first annual Employment Symposium in 2015. Sarah’s presentation focused on recent changes to state and national employment and labor laws.
- Obtained rulings of “no probable cause” when defending numerous employers before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions.
- Obtained summary judgment rulings in legal malpractice claims stemming from representation in divorce/family law matters.
- Obtained the dismissal of a proposed termination of a client’s Section 8 benefits in a medical-legal partnership pro bono matter.
- Summer Search, Young Professionals Board, 2010-2013
- Middlebury College, Alumni Admissions Committee
Sarah plays squash and tennis; in college Sarah was the co-captain of the squash team. Sarah is a ballet patron, having danced with the Joffrey Ballet Company when in grade school. In high school, Sarah completed a thousand-mile canoe trip in Canada, returning to Canada to guide wilderness trips at Keewaydin.