Sarah (Smith) Stuart’s practice focuses primarily on employment litigation and counsel, in addition to commercial and business litigation.

Her experience includes cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, restrictive covenants, wage and hour claims, civil rights, education, Title IX, and municipal defense.  She also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on day-to-day employment matters, including restrictive covenants (for both individuals and employers), employee discipline, employee handbooks, and classification determinations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Prior to joining Burch, Porter & Johnson, Sarah served as a law clerk to both the Honorable Bernice B. Donald (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit) and the Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman (United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee). Sarah’s practice has an emphasis on cases pending in federal court, and she regularly has served as local counsel to work with firms bringing and defending cases in the Western District of Tennessee.

Sarah is a native of Texas and adopted Memphis as her home after attending Rhodes College. In addition to her legal practice, Sarah is involved in a variety of legal and community organizations, including serving on the Executive Board of Just City.