Sarah Brewerton-Palmer

Sarah Brewerton-Palmer 354h

Phone:     404.596.5609
Fax:          404.596.5604
spalmer@caplancobb.com

Sarah Brewerton-Palmer is an associate with Caplan Cobb specializing in business litigation, media & communications law, and appellate matters.  Sarah also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on media clients and criminal cases.  Super Lawyers magazine has recognized Sarah as a “Rising Star” in business litigation.

Before joining Caplan Cobb, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jill Pryor of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia.  Prior to clerking, Sarah practiced with Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois.  Sarah has also volunteered her time as a law clerk to the Orleans Public Defender in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • "Sarah has a skill that all elite lawyers have: intellectual savvy. She has the uncanny ability to synthesize volumes of evidence and then connect it to the law in a way that will hold up on appeal."

    Co-counsel in Complex Tort Litigation

Honors & Recognition

Practice Areas

PRACTICE AREAS

Business Litigation.  Sarah routinely litigates complex commercial matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  She has experience with a variety of commercial disputes, including actions regarding breach of contract, business torts, post-employment conduct, business breakups, employee benefits, and commercial leases.

Media and Communications Law. Sarah frequently represents news organizations in their efforts to obtain public records from governmental bodies.  In 2017, she represented the Undisclosed podcast before the Georgia Supreme Court in its suit to obtain recordings of a criminal murder trial.  Sarah has also filed amicus curiae briefs advocating for open records and open government on behalf of some of the most influential non-profit organizations in the country.

In addition to open records issues, Sarah’s media practice also focuses on federal communications law.  She has advised multi-national corporations on compliance with federal communications regulations and has represented a class of individuals in their suit to enforce communications regulations against one of the largest telecommunications providers in the country.

Appellate Practice. Sarah has practiced before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the Georgia Court of Appeals.  Her appellate experience has involved issues such as major contract disputes, complex federal regulatory questions, open records laws, and federal criminal statutes.  In her year as a clerk on the Eleventh Circuit, Sarah gained important insight on federal appellate practice and became familiar with a wide range of federal statutory regimes and constitutional law.

Education

EDUCATION

J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Michigan Law School

Online Editor, Michigan Law Review

Order of the Coif

B.A., magna cum laude, The University of Missouri

Honors & Recognition

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

Rising Star in Business LitigationSuper Lawyers Magazine (2019)

Activities

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Organizer, Public Trust and the Courts:  New Rules for Public Access, 28th Annual Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference (2019)

Member, State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee (2019)

Speeches & Publications

SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

Eleventh Circuit Reinstates Haitian Businessman’s Defamation Claims, Media Law Resource Center Digital Newsletter (2019)

The Accountant-Client Privilege, presented at the Georgia Society of CPAs annual seminar on Fraud & Forensic Accounting (2018)

Nuts and Bolts of Civil Appellate Practice, State Bar of Georgia (2018)

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