Sarah V. Snipes is a first-generation college graduate. She graduated with honors from South Georgia State College with an Associate of Arts in Sociology. Sarah later graduated in the top ten percent (10%), magna cum laude, from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
While at South Georgia State College, Sarah worked full-time at a privately-owned small business in her hometown, ran NJCAA cross-country, served as Co-founder and Team Captain on the South Georgia State College Debate Team, and organized the first student-organized event to facilitate the discussion of important social and economic issues facing America. Sarah received The NJCAA award for academic excellence in collegiate sports.
Sarah attended law school at The University of Georgia School of Law. As a second and third-year law student, Sarah joined a respected law firm in the Greater Atlanta Area specializing in workers' compensation law as a legal intern and law clerk both full and part-time. She worked as a full-time legal intern for the DeKalb County Public Defender's Office providing legal representation to persons unable to afford an attorney in all criminal cases and later worked as a full-time extern for the Litigation Division of the State of Georgia Attorney General's Office specializing in workers' compensation, civil rights, and torts law. Sarah also served as a part-time extern for Georgia's House of Representatives with House Speaker David Ralston and Majority Leader Jon Burns.
In addition to her commitment to hands-on learning and first-hand development of the skills necessary to be an extraordinary advocate, Sarah served as Co-founder and Secretary of the Georgia Law Mental Health Alliance and routinely volunteered at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. Sarah's graduate research focused on tax repercussions for settlements that include non-disclosure agreements after the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
After joining the Georgia State Bar, Sarah honed her experience and expertise in workers' compensation law after she accepted a full-time associate attorney position practicing workers' compensation law at the regional law firm she worked with throughout her second and third years of law school.
Before joining Our Team, Sarah has concentrated her more than six years of legal experience specializing in workers' compensation.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, hiking, and painting. Sarah is a proud Mother to her Beagle, Ophelia a/k/a "Ophie," and is a two-time cancer survivor and advent supporter of the American Cancer Society.