Sarah E. Lavoie

Attorney Sarah E. Lavoie

E-MAIL:
slavoie@burnsbryant.com

PHONE:
603-742-2332

FAX:
603-749-4970

Education:

  • College of the Holy Cross (BA, 1999)
  • Villanova University School of Law (JD magna cum laude, 2004)

Admitted to Bar:

  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • New Hampshire, 2005
  • New Hampshire Federal District Court, 2005

Honors:

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers® as New England Rising Star: Personal Injury Plaintiff: General 2012, 2013
  • Villanova University School of Law: Order of the Coif, graduated in top ten percent of class
  • Villanova University School of Law: Law Alumni Award for Pro Bono Service
  • Villanova University School of Law: Hyman Goodman Award
  • Villanova University School of Law: Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service
  • Recipient: Philadelphia Bar Association’s Law Student Pro Bono Award
  • Recipient: 3rd place, Philadelphia Bar Association’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Writing Competition
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award 2014

Professional Activities:

  • Co-authored successful Amicus Brief to New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of NHAJ with Matthew B. Cox, Esq., in Desclos v. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, 153 N.H. 607 (2006). Desclos is a precedent setting case which held that an injured plaintiff can in most cases maintain his or her privacy in regard to mental health treatment records and does not have to turn them over to the insurance company in most accident cases.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, 2004-2005

Professional Associations:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Strafford County Bar Association, President 2011, Vice President 2010
  • American Inns of Court, Charles C. Doe Chapter, Member

Community Involvement:

  • Board of Directors, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire