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Sarah Clayton Phillips

Personal injury Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 12 years
    Georgia - GA 9 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    70%
    Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents

    13 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Drug Crimes, Sexual Assault/Battery, Domestic Violence, DWI/DUI, Traffic Violations

    13 years

When asked why I stayed in New Orleans I always reply “look around…you don’t get any of this anywhere else.” I’m talking about the people, the culture, the new restaurants starting up on every corner, the festivals, the music, the love citizens have for their city.  That is what made a small town Georgia girl leave home and stay. 

That’s right, I’m your typical small town Southern Georgia peach plucked from the tree but I somehow landed right here in the CBD in New Orleans starting my own law firm with a husband I have the privilege of working alongside every day. How does that happen?

 I grew up outside of Atlanta and went to the University of Georgia and studied Psychology and Art History.  While at UGA I worked in the Clinical and Social Psychology Departments as research assistant. This led me to work at a domestic abuse shelter for battered women and children. It was during my time at UGA that I developed a fascination with the law and the legal system.  After visiting New Orleans to watch the Dawgs play in the Sugarbowl, I was hooked and knew I had to attend law school here in this great city.

I moved to New Orleans in 2008 and haven’t looked back since.  I studied law at Loyola University New Orleans and received both International Law and Environmental Law certificates.  While I’m proud of these certificates, I was most influenced by my time spent as a member of the Trial Advocacy Program (Mock Trial).  It was during this time that I honed my skills as a trial attorney and became more interested in criminal defense and personal injury.  I was honored to serve as their President my senior year and was chosen amongst the professors and administration at Loyola to receive the Order of the Barristers.  I was humbled to receive such a coveted award for superb oral advocacy.  Today, that is one of my favorite and greatest accomplishments. 

 

With my experience and education, I was accepted into the Loyola University Clinic Program and my final year I was able to practice law as a student practitioner under the guidance of a mentor.  During this time, I worked alongside other attorneys within the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in their Juvenile, Criminal and Appeals Divisions. In addition, I practiced in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office and was fortunate enough to even help out on a first degree murder trial.   Without these experiences, I would not be the accomplished and confident attorney I am today. 

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Outside of our office-Corner of Camp and Girod Street in the CBD New Orleans
Conference Room
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Location

Phillips Law, LLC
700 Camp St
New Orleans, LA, 70130-3702

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Reviews

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Posted by Emily | May 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took care of everything.
Finally got my case resolved with the help of Sarah and her team. Thank you so much for the work you tirelessly put in to help me and my family. Thanks to you, our future is a lot brighter and I couldn't thank you enough. You were always there when I needed, answering all of my questions. I will forever be grateful.
Posted by Olivia | April 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
So glad I called! Thank you Sarah!
I was injured last year in a car accident. The insurance company offered me $5-10K to settle. I talked with my friend and she recommended Sarah and Brad at Phillips Law. I was so glad I called. Brad was helpful in getting me in to see the right doctors and Sarah took over the insurance agents that were low balling me for my settlement. It was wasting time at work calling agents to get my car fixed and fighting over details of the accident. It was a mess. They tried to say I was "partially responsible." That is ridiculous, I was hit from behind!!! Anyways...Sarah got it straightened out and fixed it. I'm so glad I called. Thanks so much guys
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Posted by Miguel | May 8, 2015
Superior Service
Sarah was very professional and provided outstanding customer service by being very attentive and answering all my questions that I would have about my case. Most importantly, she was able to get me the best outcome that I could get. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the professionalism and outstanding service that Sarah provided me and would most certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a great quality lawyer.
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Response from Sarah Phillips May 13, 2015
It was a pleasure working with you Miguel! I'm so happy you were pleased with the outcome of your case. Please let me know if you need anything else in the future! Best- Sarah
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Excellent services.
Both Bradley and Sarah handled the case very professionally, they explained everything to me and answered all the questions I had for them. I would recommend them highly.
Posted by Maria | February 11, 2015
Sarah Clayton got my ticket dismissed
Months after visiting New Orleans, I was surprised to get a notice that I had an overdue ticket from my visit. It was the first notice I had received. Sarah handled the case professionally and efficiently. She immediately took action and was even able to get my ticket dismissed. I recommend her highly Sarah.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Clayton. I came to her at the last minute concerning a legal matter in another parish. I was sure it was too late and nothing could be done. Ms. Clayton accepted my case on short notice, contacted me quickly about the matter, and was able to negotiate a great deal for me. She's fast, responsive and most importantly: great at what she does!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Phillips Law, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office-Felony Trials
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office-Appeals Division
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office-Juvenile Division
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Women's Advocate
  • Project Safe, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Youth Advocate
  • Walton County Health Department
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Georgia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008
  • University of Georgia
  • B.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • D.M. v. State Farm Insurance Company
  • Undisclosed monetary settlement.
  • A.L. v. GoAuto Insurance Company
  • Substantial undisclosed settlement from car insurance company.
  • T.H. v. Geico Insurance Company
  • Undisclosed settlement.

Associations

  • The Sirens of New Orleans
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The National Advocates
  • Executive Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orleans Parish Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Loyola Trial Advocacy Program
  • Attorney Coach
  • 2011 - Present
  • Order of the Barristers Honors Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Loyola Trial Advocacy Program
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Loyola Trial Advocacy Program
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2013
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Loyola University College of Law
  • 2011
  • Environmental Law Certificate
  • Loyola College of Law New Orleans
  • 2011
  • International Law Certificate
  • Loyola College of Law New Orleans
  • 2011
  • Best Opening Statement
  • American Association of Justice
  • 2010
  • Best Cross Examination
  • Loyola Trial Advocacy Program
  • 2009
  • Hope Scholarship
  • The University of Georgia
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills for the Advocate
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Mock Trial Advocacy Skills Class
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (28)
Endorse Sarah
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sarah Clayton and her law partner for many years and can unequivocally endorse her and her firm. She is highly intelligent, dedicated, tireless, and an aggressive advocate for those who have no voice."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a compassionate, intelligent, and charismatic attorney. She is personable and friendly and has an ability to make clients feel comfortable in the worst of times. Her attention to detail and ability to connect with clients truly set Sarah apart from other attorneys in the area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah has an excellent reputation in the legal community. I strongly endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah Clayton is an exceptionally skilled litigator and committed advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her to any person who feels that they have been wronged and needs to be made whole again."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a good person and a respected attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Our firm does not practice personal injury or criminal defense, but Sarah is exceptionally knowledgeable in those areas. I trust her to answer any questions that may arise."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Clayton is a sincere and caring attorney, who gives her clients the best attention, while remaining professional with others."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a lawyer who has an office next to Sarah in the New Orleans area, I can wholeheartedly recommend Sarah for any legal problem that a client may have. Not only is Sarah an exceptional attorney, one whom I consult on a regular basis on a variety of legal issues, but she is also one of the most zealous advocates that I have had the pleasure of watching practice. Her work ethic is incredible and her drive to get as good a result as possible for her clients is second to none. Sarah is also one of the most pleasant people with which I have had the pleasure of working. The combination of fierce advocacy for her clients and kindness to both clients and other attorneys is one that is rare to see in this profession. It is for these reasons that I give Sarah my full endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Clayton is a zealous advocate for her clients. She demonstrates the utmost professionalism and is a real lawyer's lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah does excellent work. She is diligent, thorough, and advocates tirelessly for her clients. Sarah also practices law with integrity- she evaluates her cases carefully and advises her clients truthfully as to their best options and legal standing. This is not an attorney seeking to run up a bill for their own profit, but rather a person who seeks to truly represent and advise her clients to the best of her ability."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very seldom have I come across an attorney who truly cares about her cases as much as Sarah does. From her first meeting with a client to the time she closes out a file, her attention to detail is second to none. She has a way of making client's feel at ease both with her and their case. By the time Sarah is done with a consultation, the client leaves feeling confident that they know what the can expect of their case. Sarah is excellent at managing a client's expectations. In the difficult world of family law, Sarah has a way of helping clients get through their legal journey so that they can focus on the things in life that really matter. The legal practice would be better off with more lawyers like Sarah."
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