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Sarah Louise Baia

Workers compensation Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Sarah Merritt

Licensed for 10 years

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Sarah is a workers' compensation attorney, representing injured workers throughout New York State.  Sarah passed the 2008 New York State Bar Exam, but unfortunately became seriously ill in early 2009.  After her recovery, she returned to the practice of law in 2012, representing employers and insurance carriers in workers' compensation claims.  Grateful for her recovery and health, in 2021, she made the decision to take her experience and perspective and represent injured workers' and disabled individuals.

Sarah enjoys meeting with her clients and helping them successfully navigate the workers' compensation system during what can be a difficult time in their lives.  In addition to litigating workers' compensation cases, Sarah has also had a number of appellate wins at the Board level and Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department.  Sarah had the honor of presenting to her peers at the New York State Bar Association in 2014 on the Medical Treatment Guidelines.  

Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from SUNY New Paltz in 2005. She earned her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2008. While attending law school, Sarah worked as a research assistant and a teaching fellow. Sarah was also an editor for the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology. At graduation, Sarah was awarded the John B. Laurie Memorial Prize for academic merit and professional promise.

Sarah lives with her husband, teenage son, and young daughter in the Mohawk Valley.  

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice


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Licensed for 10 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2012
Updated 02/24/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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  10 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Sarah received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Elizabeth | April 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal, empathetic, compassionate, is how I describe my workers comp Lawyer Sarah Baia. She has gone above and beyond for myself and my case. Sarah is amazing, is truly one of a kind . She is someone who truly takes pride LOVES what she does, she is top of the line, golden glove fighter!
Response from Sarah Baia May 6, 2022
I am honored to represent you and help you with this process!
Posted by Dinesh | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winning attorney.
Sarah Baia is an excellent workers compensation attorney. Prior to meeting Miss Baia two attorneys didn't know what to do with my case and gave up on me, however Miss Baia knew from day one how to handle my situation without hesitation.She provides excellent client services. Besides being extremely knowledgeable around workers comp law she is kind and takes time to listen. Miss Baia will certainly steer you in the right direction. Most importantly she will take the time to explain the situation and provide a full understanding to your case. She will willingly advise you on the best steps to a winning outcome. I am ever grateful to her and her hard working team.
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Posted by Lisa | September 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!!!! Thats all I got!!! Sarah is Incredible!!! Always there for me !!
Posted by Penny | September 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
Sarah’s expertise supersedes her. If your looking for a knowledgeable lawyer that will fight hard for you and sees you as a person not a case number. Look no further, Sarah Baia is that attorney!
Posted by Keith | April 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would first like to say to who ever this reaches besides Sara Baia being my lawyer she has became a friend Sara Baia has been apart of this journey her professionalism as a laywer was above an beyond she showed the knowledge an guidance of her profession .Sara showed she is carrying an kind person in an out of Her Daily routine as a laywer (She A Big asset ) for this I thank you .
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Posted by Joseph | April 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Looking out for the little guy!!!
Sarah has been very helpful in guiding me through the process of a work related injury process. She fought with the insurance company and got them to drop their position of contesting the injury as work related. The moment she has gotten any information pertaining to the comp claim, my phone rings with updates. She has been very accessible anytime I’ve had a question, and has an answer when I’ve asked. I never want to see someone get hurt at their job, however if that unfortunate thing did happen, Sarah’s number would be the first I’d recommend anyone to call if they ever did get hurt on the job. Fighting for the rights of the injured employee(s) and their quality of life outside of work. Thank you Sarah for what you’ve helped me with.
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Posted by Stanley | April 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Blown away with how quick she responded to my needs
Sarah Baia was quick to respond and very knowledgeable in the law she follows through every step of the way. I will continue to refer friends and family to her because she gets the best results and the job done.
Posted by James | April 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best worker’s compensation lawyer ever!!!
I met with Sarah after being mishandled by two other lawyers. She took my case and Exceeded my expectations of what a lawyer was. Very responsive very caring and compassionate I would absolutely recommend her.
Posted by Melanie | March 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism at its best
I’m a work comp coordinator in a medical office and I work closely with several attorneys, Sarah being one of them. She is very dedicated to her clients and goes above and beyond to make sure she has served her clients to the best of her ability. Sarah is always friendly and a pleasure to work with in a professional capacity.
Posted by George | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always on the ball!
Sarah is a top notch attorney and is willing to go that extra mile for you! Very down to earth and is willing to help you understand the complicated workers comp laws. Very good at what she does and I would definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone! She always returns a phone call or email.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 1%-15%


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Klee, Woolf, Goldman & Filpi, LLP
  • 2021 - Present
  • Legal Counsel III
  • AmTrust
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • The Hartford
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stockton, Barker & Mead, LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
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  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, College at New Paltz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Parrales v. N.Y. Popular, Inc.
  • Levin v. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Corina-Chernosky v. Dormitory Auth. of N.Y.
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  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • John B. Laurie Memorial Prize
  • Albany Law School
  • 2008


Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Update
  • Medical Treatment Guidelines
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a strong advocate for he injured clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is tenacious litigator. Her drive and determination to succeed for her clients is what makes her stand out in the community, and why she is so highly sought out by both clients and law firms alike. Although unrelenting in her representation of her clients, she remains professional and courteous. Truly a remarkable attorney and human being."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah Baia has many years of experience in workers’ compensation which she relies upon in representing her clients. She is compassionate to her clients and does not back down from opposing counsel. She achieves outcomes for her clients that others would not."
General practice
Workers compensation
Albany Workers compensation Lawyer Sarah Louise Baia
Sarah Louise Baia
Workers compensation Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 10 years
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