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Sarah J. Unatin


Sarah specializes in high-stakes civil litigation, handling cases involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and intentional torts.

With extensive experience in complex, emotionally charged litigation, Sarah focuses her practice on institutional tort liability, particularly in cases involving alleged sex crimes. She represents hotel entities facing claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), showcasing her deep understanding of the operational and regulatory aspects of the hotel industry. Sarah also defends childcare institutions and residential facilities against allegations of abuse and misconduct, making her well-versed in child protection laws, state licensing requirements, and mandatory reporting obligations.

Understanding the delicate nature of her work, Sarah ensures each case is met with empathy and respect. Her commitment to privacy is unwavering, as she takes great care to protect the rights and information of all parties involved. Integral to Sarah’s practice is her role in public relations, where she advises clients on handling media inquiries and communicating effectively with employees, stakeholders, and other interested parties. These efforts are instrumental in minimizing negative exposure and preserving her clients’ long-term interests.

Sarah also handles cases involving manufacturing and design defects, premises liability, negligent security, professional malpractice, commercial trucking accidents, and construction site injuries. Her clientele includes consumer product manufacturers and retailers, property owners and operators, medical providers, transportation companies, and construction firms. As a dedicated advocate, Sarah values the quality of her work. Her attention to detail and competitive drive consistently result in favorable outcomes for her clients. This dedication has earned her a spot on Super Lawyers® Magazine’s “Rising Stars” list for two consecutive years and the title of “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America® in 2024.

Sarah is a proud double ‘Nole, having earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. During law school, she was an active member of FSU’s Moot Court team, representing her school in various competitions across the country and before Florida’s First District Court of Appeal. As a dedicated FSU football fan, Sarah takes every opportunity to attend games and support her alma mater.


Florida State University, B.S., cum laude, 2016
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society

Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2019
Moot Court Team
Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
Phi Delta Phi Honors Society
Student Bar Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia Bar

Awards & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2024)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2024)

Super Lawyers® Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Personal Injury General: Defense (2023-2024)