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Sarah Martin

Since her admission to the Georgia Bar in 2013, Sarah Martin has actively practiced law in federal and state courts. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various areas of civil litigation, including personal injury; disputes involving contracts, property, and business entities; and commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes. Sarah has also represented both property owners and local governments in a number of eminent domain actions.

Prior to joining Brinson, Askew & Berry, Sarah practiced law in Cartersville, where she specialized in general civil litigation. She also had the privilege of representing several local governments and serving as an assistant solicitor for the Probate Court of Bartow County, Georgia and the Municipal Court of Adairsville, Georgia, where she prosecuted traffic violations and other misdemeanor offenses. 

Sarah is pleased to return to Rome, where she has lived for most of her life. Her husband, Luke, is an Assistant District Attorney for the Rome Judicial Circuit, as well as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps. Sarah and Luke have two children: Henry and Claire. Sarah is also a member of the Junior Service League of Rome. 

In 2009, Sarah graduated with highest honors from Berry College, where she completed a double major in International Studies and Spanish. She attended the University of Alabama School of Law with a full-tuition academic scholarship and received her law degree with honors.

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL (J.D., Cum Laude, 2013) 
  • Berry College, Mount Berry, GA (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, International Studies and Spanish, 2009) 

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • All state and superior courts in Georgia 

Professional Affiliations

  •  State Bar of Georgia

Honors and Awards

  • Hugo L. Black Scholar Award
  • Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
  • James E. Smith Award for Best Comment on the Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Order of the Samaritan
  • Dean’s Community Service Award
  • Journal of the Legal Profession, Lead Articles Editor
  • Recipient of full-tuition academic scholarship, University of Alabama School of Law

Community Activity

  • Junior Service League of Rome, Active Member
  • Rome Life Magazine’s 20 Under 40

Previous Employment Positions

  • Jenkins, Bowen & Walker, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2013-2019

Contact Information

P.O. Box 5007
615 West 1st Street
Rome, Georgia 30161
(T) 706.291.8853
(F) 706.234.3574
smartin@brinson-askew.com

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Practice Areas

Insurance Defense Litigation, Litigation, Municipality/Local Government, Personal Injury/Tort Litigation, Appellate Litigation, Business Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Estate Litigation

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