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Sarah Pazar Williams

40 South Main Street
Suite 2800
Memphis, TN 38103 

Sarah Pazar Williams is an Associate in our Memphis office, with diverse experience in personal injury and insurance defense.

She specializes in health care liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and long-term care defense, general liability and premises liability litigation. She represents hospital systems, individual practitioners, nursing home and long-term care facilities in state and federal court and administrative proceedings. She also represents all manner of businesses in premises liability litigation involving anything from slip/trip-and-falls to negligent security lawsuits.

Sarah was President of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association in 2020 and served on the board from 2017-2021. She is an active mentor to law students and young attorneys through the MBA and as a Barrister with the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court. Sarah served as the co-chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee for Memphis Area Legal Service’s Campaign for Equal Justice from 2014 to 2016. She has been recognized on the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star list every year since 2018 and recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: One to Watch for 2021. Sarah was selected as one of the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar: Ace Associate honorees in 2020.

Earlier in her career, Sarah worked with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago, where she planned and executed events that raised money for cancer treatment and research.

Sarah earned her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as the Chief Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board. She 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. Sarah received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, with a double major in psychology and communication studies.

EXPERIENCE

Sarah has assisted a trial team in obtaining a jury defense verdict for a nurse practitioner clinic in Tennessee state court. She obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice on procedural grounds in multiple cases in Tennessee state and federal court, including pharmaceutical liability actions, hospital and nursing liability actions, and premises liability actions.

Sarah has obtained summary judgment for a certified nurse anesthetist defendant in a health care liability lawsuit in Tennessee state court, and she obtained summary judgment in a premises liability lawsuit for a national pharmacy chain in Tennessee state court.

ADMITTED

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 2012
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 2007

MEMBERSHIPS

  • President of the Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2020
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2017-2021
  • Memphis Area Legal Services’ Campaign for Equal Justice, 2014-2016 (Chair of Young Lawyer Committee, 2016; Co-Chair of Young Lawyer Committee, 2014-2015)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • DRI

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 – Present
  • Best of the Bar: Ace Associate Honorees, Memphis Business Journal, 2020
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice, 2014-2015
Twenty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is
In the 2019 edition of the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal
In the 2018 edition of the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal
Practice Specific Experience

Sarah Pazar Williams is an Associate in our Memphis office, with diverse experience in personal injury and insurance defense.

She specializes in health care liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and long-term care defense, general liability and premises liability litigation. She represents hospital systems, individual practitioners, nursing home and long-term care facilities in state and federal court and administrative proceedings. She also represents all manner of businesses in premises liability litigation involving anything from slip/trip-and-falls to negligent security lawsuits.

Sarah was President of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association in 2020 and served on the board from 2017-2021. She is an active mentor to law students and young attorneys through the MBA and as a Barrister with the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court. Sarah served as the co-chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee for Memphis Area Legal Service’s Campaign for Equal Justice from 2014 to 2016. She has been recognized on the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star list every year since 2018 and recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: One to Watch for 2021. Sarah was selected as one of the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar: Ace Associate honorees in 2020.

Earlier in her career, Sarah worked with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago, where she planned and executed events that raised money for cancer treatment and research.

Sarah earned her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as the Chief Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board. She 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. Sarah received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, with a double major in psychology and communication studies.

EXPERIENCE

Sarah has assisted a trial team in obtaining a jury defense verdict for a nurse practitioner clinic in Tennessee state court. She obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice on procedural grounds in multiple cases in Tennessee state and federal court, including pharmaceutical liability actions, hospital and nursing liability actions, and premises liability actions.

Sarah has obtained summary judgment for a certified nurse anesthetist defendant in a health care liability lawsuit in Tennessee state court, and she obtained summary judgment in a premises liability lawsuit for a national pharmacy chain in Tennessee state court.

ADMITTED

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 2012
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 2007

MEMBERSHIPS

  • President of the Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2020
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2017-2021
  • Memphis Area Legal Services’ Campaign for Equal Justice, 2014-2016 (Chair of Young Lawyer Committee, 2016; Co-Chair of Young Lawyer Committee, 2014-2015)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • DRI

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 – Present
  • Best of the Bar: Ace Associate Honorees, Memphis Business Journal, 2020
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice, 2014-2015
Twenty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is
In the 2019 edition of the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal
In the 2018 edition of the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal
Practice Specific Experience