Sarah M. Saint

Sarah M. Saint


Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Recognized since 2021

Greensboro, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law - Management

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A former educator, Sarah Saint represents school boards and public and private colleges and universities in litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, such as the Office of Administrative Hearings. She has experience handling a wide range of education law disputes, including those involving compliance with federal statutes and regulations like the IDEA, Title IX, Title VII, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the ADA. She also litigates disputes involving special education and disability issues, employment issues, and constitutional claims, such as violations against the 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments.

Sarah also represents employers before government agencies and in state and federal courts on numerous employment law matters, including EEOC charges and lawsuits, common law employment claims, contract disputes, and discrimination and harassment claims. Sarah also counsels clients on compliance with state and federal laws, employment policies and handbooks, and employment agreements. She has particular experience with civil rights claims, representing parties on both sides of civil rights and discrimination-related lawsuits.

She has a particular focus on broadening awareness of diversity issues within organizations. She assists organizations with developing diversity and inclusion policies and defends businesses in civil rights litigation when necessary. Sarah also represents individuals in obtaining favorable results related to their markers of diversity. She has experience handling disputes on behalf of trans* persons involving discrimination and obtaining legal name and gender marker changes.

Location

  • Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
    230 North Elm Street
    P.O. Box 26000
    Greensboro, NC 27420

Education

  • Wake Forest University , J.D., graduated 2017
  • University of Alabama, M.A., graduated 2013
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., graduated 2011

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Scholar, Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates - North Carolina Young Lawyer Delegate
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Bar Outreach Division Director, Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member, Education Law Section Council
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member, Pro Bono Committee
  • North Star LGBTQ Community Center - Chairperson, Board of Directors
  • Rose Council, Wake Forest Law School (2022-present) - Member
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, North Carolina Bar Association - Chair
  • Triad Stage - Member, Board of Trustees
  • University of Alabama Blount Scholars Program - Parliamentarian, Blount Advisory Fellows

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals - 4th Circuit
  • US District Court - Western District of NC
  • US District Court - Middle District of NC
  • US District Court - Eastern District of NC

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
Headquarters: Greensboro, North Carolina

61 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

9 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2022 for work in:

  • Labor and Employment Law - Management

Awards:

  • Recognized as "Young Lawyer of the Quarter" (April-June 2020) by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the Young Guns category (2022)
  • Recognized by The University of Alabama College of Education for her work in the education field (2021)
  • Member, North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2020)

EEOC’s New Guidance Regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Discrimination


EEOC’s New Guidance Regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Discrimination

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North Carolina Municipalities Pass Anti-Discrimination Ordinances


North Carolina Municipalities Pass Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

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New Law Requires School Districts to Address Growing Suicide Rate in Youth


New Law Requires School Districts to Address Growing Suicide Rate in Youth

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