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, and serves on ALFA International's Employment Practice Group Steering Committee. Sarah is also the chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Georgia Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and speaks around the state on legislative issues affecting the workplace.
Sarah has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law. The highly competitive Chambers USA legal directory highlighted Sarah in its Georgia Employment Law rankings.
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.
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Past Member
Visit Savannah: Board of Directors, Chair; Executive Committee
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, 2016-2017
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc.: Board of Directors, Past Member
U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Richard B. Kellam
Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Employment Law
Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.
Best Lawyers in America: Labor and Employment Law, 2010-2017
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
Community STAR: 2016
The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council honored HunterMaclean attorney Sarah Lamar at the 2016 Tribute to Community STARS. The event recognizes individuals for their service and dedication at work or in the community.
Georgia Super Lawyers: 2005
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated
The Martindale-Hubbell PEER REVIEW RATINGS are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
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.
21 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. Best Lawyers, which is published annually in almost 70 countries, recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.
HunterMaclean Listed in Prestigious Chambers USA Guide 2016
Three practice areas and four attorneys were recently ranked in the exclusive Chambers USA 2016. HunterMaclean is the only law firm in Savannah to be ranked by Chambers USA.
BiS: Sarah Lamar honored as Savannah Tech Community Star
Savannah Tech honored HunterMaclean partner Sarah Lamar at its annual Tribute to Community STARS on Friday. The event, now in its tenth year, honors individuals nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community.
20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
HunterMaclean Law Firm Ranked in Prestigious Chambers USA Guide 2015
HunterMaclean has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2015, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the United States. Chambers & Partners is widely considered the authority on rankings in the legal profession across the world.
Visit Savannah exceeds 2014 goals, looks to sustain tourism gains, names Sarah Lamar as board chair
HunterMaclean partner Sarah H. Lamar was named the new board chair of Visit Savannah at its first board meeting of the year. Visit Savannah is the destination marketing organization charged with promoting the Hostess City to travelers.
HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America 2015
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.
HunterMaclean Announces Strategic Alliance with Hughes Public Affairs
HunterMaclean announces a strategic alliance with Hughes Public Affairs, a public affairs firm in Atlanta and Savannah.
25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2014
HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.
28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'
HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.
Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2012
HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently honored a record 23 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers.
“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year's Best Lawyers in America list, ” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean's managing partner. “This honor reflects hard work on the part of the firm's partners and associates.”
Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2011
The Best Lawyers in America for 2011, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 28 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 20 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.
“We're delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year's Best Lawyers in America list, ” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean's managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”
Attorney Briefs: Sarah Lamar
Sarah H. Lamar, a partner at HunterMaclean in Savannah, Georgia, was elected chair of ALFA International.
Voice of Experience: Sarah Lamar
The Glass Hammer's Voices of Experience Series recently featured Sarah Lamar, a partner at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. and President of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization.
HunterMaclean Attorney Sarah H. Lamar Elected Chair of ALFA International
HunterMaclean partner Sarah H. Lamar was recently elected chair of ALFA International, one of the largest legal networks in the world, at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago. She recently completed a two-year term as vice chair and has previously served on ALFA International's Board of Directors and the Employment Practice Group Steering Committee.
Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2010
The Best Lawyers in America for 2010, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 20 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 18 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.
“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year's Best Lawyers in America list, ” said John M. Tatum, HunterMaclean's managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”
Supreme Court Weighs Meaning of Retaliation
By Sarah H. Lamar, published on January 9, 2006, in The Business Report & Journal.
Publications & Presentations
Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Requirements: Are You Keeping Up?
If your business contracts with the federal government, or if you contract with another company that does business with the federal government, you may have affirmative action obligations under a number of federal laws. Sarah Lamar explains further in her article for Business in Savannah.
Employment Law Legislative Update First Quarter 2016
In her first quarter legislative update of 2016 for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HunterMaclean partner Sarah Lamar highlights recent changes in employment law.
The Political Reveal: Legislative and Regulatory Developments in Employment Law and the Impact of the 2016 Elections
Presented by Sarah H. Lamar to the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on October 5, 2016.
The New DOL Overtime Exemption Rules
Sarah Lamar spoke about the U.S. Department of Labor overtime exemption rules at the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Georgia State Conference in Augusta, Georgia, on September 19, 2016.