Sarah H. Lamar: Lawyer with HunterMaclean

Sarah H. Lamar

Savannah,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits
  • Logistics
  • Immigration
  • Transportation and Logistics
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 9848, Savannah, GA, 31412-0048
University Yale University, B.A., History, 1988
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, Georgia; 1992, District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Member of the Bar
Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Georgia: Member of the Bar
Northern District of Florida: Member of the Bar
Georgia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
ALFA International: Board of Directors, Past Chair, 2009-2011; Employment Practice Group Steering Committee; Women's Initiative Practice Group, Founding Chair
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Savannah Bar Association
Emory Law Alumni Association Board: Past Member
Georgia Legal Services Program: Board of Directors, Past Member
Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia Law Journal: Editorial Board, Past Member
Society for Human Resource Management: State Government Affairs Council, Co-Chair



Sarah Lamar is a partner in the Firm's Savannah office and practices in the area of employment law. Sarah has experience representing employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts regarding discrimination and employment laws such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act, among others. She also represents employers in breach of contract actions, including non-competes and tort claims, and in agency investigations brought by the U.S. and Georgia Departments of Labor, the EEOC, OFCCP, and U.S. ICE. She conducts in-house training for employers and advises clients on a variety of human resource issues, including their federal affirmative action and immigration law obligations.

Sarah is admitted to the bars of Georgia and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia; the Northern District of Florida; and the District of Maryland. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Savannah Bar Association. She was previously chair of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization. She also serves on ALFA International's Employment Practice Group Steering Committee.

Sarah is co-author of the article Interest Arbitration: Public and Private Sector, published in the Wiley Employment Law Update by John Wiley & Sons (1994), and is a contributing author to the Employment Discrimination Law 1998 and 2000 Supplements. She is also a past member of the editorial board of the Georgia Bar Journal and has given numerous seminar presentations to businesses and human resource professionals on employment law, including Title VII, harassment, ADA, ADEA, reductions-in-force, FLSA, federal and state leave laws, privacy, defamation, workplace violence, and immigration law.

She received her B.A. in History from Yale University in 1988 and her J.D. from Emory University in 1991. At Emory, she served as senior notes and comment editor for the Emory International Law Review. Following law school, Sarah was a law clerk from 1991 to 1992 for the Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.


Flying High: Firm Protects Gulfstream's Dispute Resolution Policy

One of Savannah's largest employers, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. HunterMaclean attorneys have worked with Gulfstream since it first moved to Savannah in 1967 with the encouragement and support of the late Malcolm R. Maclean, then a HunterMaclean partner and former Savannah mayor.


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U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Richard B. Kellam

Community Involvement

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors; Executive Committee
Visit Savannah: Board of Directors; Executive Committee, Chair-Elect
Leadership Savannah: Class of 2000-2002
Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council: Board of Directors; Executive Committee, Past Member
Historic Savannah Foundation: Board of Trustees, Secretary
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc.: Board of Directors, Past Member

Reported CasesRepresentative Engagements: McKee et al. v. Citi Trends, Inc. (4-CV-982, M.D. Alabama): Favorable settlement of FLSA collective action. Old Town Trolley Tours Of Savannah, Inc. v. Jay Womble, Old Savannah Tours, LLC, and Coastline Travel, Inc. (6-2060-KA, Superior Court of Chatham County): Enforcement of restrictive covenant through obtaining injunctive relief and settlement with favorable terms. Clark v. St. Joseph's/Candler Health Systems, Inc. & The Matthew Reardon Center, Inc.: Summary judgment granted to Matthew Reardon Center on race/sex harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, affirmed by the 11th Circuit 2007, cert. denied. Glisson v. Global Security Services, LLC (287 Ga. App. 640 2007): Struck down restrictive covenant, which lacked adequate consideration.

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Sarah H. Lamar

200 E. Saint Julian Street
SavannahGA 31401


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