Overview

Sarah Armstrong Coats is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Michigan. She is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE). At the outset of each employment litigation matter, she identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, and drafts an ECE report for clients’ cases. In keeping with each client’s litigation philosophy, she partners with the local Littler litigation team and assists in developing and executing strategies for effectively handling litigation.

Prior to joining Littler, Sarah was an associate at two multinational law firms, gaining extensive experience in California employment matters. She has significant experience in all aspects of litigation, from initial case strategy through trial. Sarah also performed research and writing for a leading online legal knowledge company.

After law school, Sarah clerked for the Hon. Juan R. Torruella on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She was an editor for the UCLA Law Review

She is an Accredited Financial Counselor, providing personal finance lessons to nonprofit groups and members of the military.

 

Recognition

Order of the Coif

Trustee Scholar

Boston University

Education

  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Boston University, 1998magna cum laude

Bar Admission

California
Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California