Sarah M. Washington

Sarah M. Washington

Associate

Office

Practice Groups

Sarah M. Washington focuses her practice on civil litigation and the defense of licensed professionals. She counsels and defends clients in matters involving medical malpractice, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

Sarah earned her bachelor’s in political science, graduating cum laude, from the University at Buffalo before going on to earn her juris doctor from the university’s School of Law, where she served as president of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and associate editor of the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal. During law school, she was active several programs through the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Advocacy Institute, and was routinely selected to represent the school in moot court and trial team competitions.

Sarah’s law school experience also includes serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Hugh B. Scott, Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York, and as an intern with the Buffalo Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Sarah was also involved in the law school’s Pro Se Civil Litigation Practicum, where she provided assistance in navigating legal documents and the court systems to pro se litigants at Erie County Family Court and as well as at the Pro Se Assistance Program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Honors
  • Up & Coming Attorney, The Daily Record, 2018
  • Order of the Barristers, 2016
  • Justice M. Dolores Denman Award, 2016
  • Minority Bar Foundation of Western New York Award, 2016
  • SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association GOLD Group Award, 2016
Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Executive Member and Treasurer-Elect, SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association GOLD Group
  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York
  •           Chair, Annual Toy Drive
  • Nichols School Alumni Board
  • STAR Swimming Volunteer
  • Social Activities Chair, Brierwood Country Club Board
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Education
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude, 2012