Sarah represents school boards, institutions, teachers, administrators, and students in a wide range of education law issues, including special education regulation compliance and dispute resolution, student discipline and employee matters, and litigating education law disputes when necessary. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling, and has served as an advocate for students’ rights within the school system.

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Sarah represents businesses in a wide variety of industries to settle disputes both in and out of the courtroom. She has worked with companies in employment-related litigation cases, contract disputes, and tort claims arising under state common law.

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Sarah represents employers before government agencies and in state and federal courts on numerous employment law matters, including EEOC charges and lawsuits, common law employment claims, and contract disputes. Sarah also counsels clients on compliance with state and federal laws, employment policies and handbooks, and employment agreements.

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American Bar Association and Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law (2017)

North Carolina State Bar Student Pro Bono Service Award (2017)

Recognized in National Jurist as a “Law Student of the Year” (2016)

Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Young Lawyers Division, North Carolina Bar Association (2018-present)

Member, Board of Trustees, Triad Stage (2018-present)

Member, Board of Directors, North Star LGBTQ Community Center (2018-present)

Member, Pro Bono Committee, North Carolina Bar Association (2017-present)

Parliamentarian, Blount Advisory Fellows, University of Alabama Blount Scholars Program (2017-present)

Pride Winston-Salem (2016-present)

synerG Young Professionals (2015-present)

Randolph School Alumni Association (2013-present)

Panelist, "LGBT Experiences and the Law: A Panel Discussion on LGBT Lawyers in the Workplace," Wake Forest University School of Law, October 23, 2019

Co-presenter (with Patricia Goodson), "New Salary History Bans Change Hiring Practices," GGI labour and employment group webinar, November 1, 2018

Co-author (with Bill Cary), "Supreme Court Approves Arbitration Agreement Class Action Bar,"  GGI Labour and Employment Law Newsletter, Fall 2018

Co-author (with Patricia Goodson), "New Salary History Bans Change Hiring Practices," GGI Labour Law Practice Newsletter, Spring 2018

As a recreational kayaker, I always look downstream, “reading the river,” to choose the most efficient combination of strokes and strength for a successful trip. I approach my clients’ needs the same way: I study the horizon to find the most efficient and effective route to meet their goals. Whether pre-emptively addressing a problem down the river, or paddling out of a problem that has just come to light, I use hard work and a wide range of legal tools to find a successful outcome.

When I am not practicing law, you can find me exploring North Carolina’s waterways, hiking with my dog, or trying out new recipes with my weekend farmer’s market finds.

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