Sarah Elizabeth Wetmore

Partner / Charleston

Sarah has been practicing law in Charleston, South Carolina for eighteen years. She is a 1999 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Sarah is the co-chair of the firm’s General Liability Practice and provides clients with legal services in the areas of construction litigation, professional liability, premises liability, personal injury defense, and general insurance defense and coverage.

A frequent speaker at seminars and events, Sarah has presented on topics such as: Preparing an Effective Trial Notebook, The Use of Biomechanical Experts, Civility in the Practice of Law, Jury Charges, Verdict Forms & Special Interrogatories, Bad Faith, AIA Contracts, Demonstrative Evidence, the Tripartite Relationship, and First Party Coverage. She has been featured in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, following a successful trial result which was affirmed on appeal in a published decision.

Sarah is a Past President of the Charleston Lawyers Club, an organization with more than fifty years of focus on community service and events designed to promote the camaraderie of the local bar. She is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association. The firm proudly supported Sarah during her notable run for election to Circuit Court Judge, which was only defeated by one vote in the South Carolina General Assembly.  Sarah is also a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, the Defense Research Institute, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance.  She is also AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Sarah was awarded the South Carolina Leadership in Law Award in 2016.  This event recognizes legal professionals from across the Palmetto State, who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to society and have had an impact on the legal industry.

Over the years, Sarah has enjoyed expanding her general liability and insurance defense background to focus on construction litigation. She enjoys defending general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, and has also had experience assisting insurance carriers with a variety of construction claims issues.

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