Sarah Floyd Blake, a CSRA native, attended Our Lady of Peace Elementary School in North Augusta before moving to Georgia where she attended Forrest Hills Elementary, Riverside Middle School and Greenbrier High School in Evans. Sarah received her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, and graduated in 2004, double majoring in Political Science and Russian.
During her academic career at the University of Georgia, Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors through the University of Georgia's prestigious Honors Program. Sarah also graduated first in her department, winning the prestigious Scott Sikes Award for Outstanding Russian major in 2004. Sarah was also accepted into the internationally recognized honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Sarah then attended law school at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Sarah’s legal studies focused on constitutional criminal procedure and litigation and she was a member of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, a unique legal clinic that provides legal support to all indigent defendants facing the death penalty in Virginia. Sarah also fine-tuned her trial skills while attending law school at Washington and Lee University, winning the Mock Trial Competition in 2006, and running the competition in 2007. Sarah graduated cum laude in 2007.
After law school, Sarah honed her civil litigation skills, working as an insurance defense lawyer at the Tiller Law Group in Richmond, Virginia. Sarah met her husband, Thomas C. Blake, while working in Virginia. They were married at Saint Mary’s on the Hill in Augusta, where her family currently attends church.
Since joining Floyd, Leopard & Blake LLP in the Spring of 2010, Sarah has brought to trial multiple criminal and civil cases in Georgia and South Carolina. She has also recovered in excess of $1 million dollars for her personal injury clients.
Languages spoken: English, Russian
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2009||01/14/2016|
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2007||09/15/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Assosciation of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|Partner||Floyd, Leopard and Blake L.L.P.||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Tiller Law Group||2007 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Augusta Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Alternate Dispute Resolution Seminar||Panel Speaker||2013|