Sarah Armstrong Coats is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Michigan. As lead LCS Counsel, she is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE) for class, collective, mass and representative actions. At the outset of each matter, she identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, coordinates with firm data analysts to conduct damages modelling, 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.



Order of the Coif

Trustee Scholar

Boston University


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

Bar Admission



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