Sarah Pazar is an associate in the HBS Memphis office. She has diverse experience practicing health care liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and long term care defense litigation. She also has experience defending corporate clients involving personal injury, premises liability, contract issues, and insurance coverage. Ms. Pazar was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as an Attorney for Justice in 2014 and 2015 and has served as the Chair of the Young Lawyer Committee with the Memphis Area Legal Services' Campaign for Equal Justice since 2014.
Ms. Pazar received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University with a double major in Psychology and Communication Studies. Before starting law school, she worked in Chicago with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer planning and executing events raising money for cancer treatment and research. Ms. Pazar then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School. While in law school, Ms. Pazar served as the Chief Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board and worked as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Jon P. McCalla and Magistrate Judge Charmiane G. Claxton, both of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Ms. Pazar has represented long term care, assisted living, and nursing home facilities in civil litigation, administrative proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution, particularly in the areas of medical malpractice and health care liability lawsuits and involuntary discharge appeals.
Ms. Pazar has defended a wide variety of corporate clients in litigation involving personal injury, premises liability, contract issues, and insurance coverage.
In addition to representing hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other medical professionals in health care liability actions, Ms. Pazar has represented clients in administrative and civil matters involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, medical records issues, and EMTALA compliance.
Ms. Pazar's practice focuses on representing acute and sub-acute health care providers in medical malpractice and health care liability lawsuits. She has defended hospitals, nursing and long term care facilities, physicians, and other medical professionals in state and federal court.