Sarah A Clayton Phillips

Sarah A Clayton Phillips

Partner
Attorney at Law
Notary Public, State of LA
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-521-7799 (Office)
504-298-9587 (Cell)
Fax:
504-934-2000
Email:

Sarah Phillips is a New Orleans based attorney practicing both criminal defense and personal injury.  Sarah is originally from Georgia.  She received her undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Psychology, from the University of Georgia.  She moved to New Orleans in 2008 to attend Loyola University College of Law and fell in love with the city.  While at Loyola, Sarah was elected President of the Trial Advocacy Program and received the Order of the Barristers award for her excellence in oral advocacy.  After graduating law school, Sarah partnered with her husband, Bradley Phillips.  Since 2010, they have defended over 800 criminal clients and have won over $1.6 million in personal injury settlements throughout Louisiana. 

Sarah Bradley is an experienced personal injury attorney who handles both minor and major injuries.  While her specialty is car and truck accidents, she has extensive experience with "non typical" injuries including pedestrian and bicycle accidents.  With the increase in Uber and Lyft accidents in recent years, she is also well versed in "non typical" insurance companies.  Sarah believes continuing education and experience makes a more well rounded and successful attorney.  Over the years, Sarah has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education for personal injury/car accident litigation.  She has become well versed on both the medical diagnosis and medical treatment her clients receive.  Armed with this knowledge and experience, she is able to effectively communicate with doctors to make sure her clients are receiving the best treatment possible.  After meeting with a new client, she creates a "case plan" laying the groundwork for the highest possible settlement.  In 2020, Phillip's Law settled a rear end car accident for $650,000.  After years of experience, Sarah knows the "tricks" insurance companies use to pay out less money. She loves nothing more than beating the insurance company at their own game, winning money for her clients. 

While Sarah is known primarily as a personal injury attorney, she has extensive experience with criminal law.  Since 2011, she has worked alongside Bradley Phillips to defend over 800 criminal cases.  Her specialty is case review, case investigation, trial preparation and legal research and writing.  

Sarah is continually recognized for his success in both criminal defense and personal injury:  

  • Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Avvo.com named “Superb” Attorney:  2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 
  • Avvo.com “Client’s Choice Award”: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Expertise.com “Top 20 Criminal Defense Firm” 2020
  • Expertise.com “Top 20 DWI Firm” 2020 
  • Top 40 Trial Attorneys Under 40: 2018, 2019, 2020

 

Sarah lives in Mid-City with her husband Brad, their 2-year-old daughter Lucille and rescue dog “Chino.”  In her spare time, she enjoys taking her daughter to City Park's "Storyland", dancing with the Sirens during Mardi Gras and entertaining friends for Saint's parties. 


Year Joined Firm

  • 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2011
  • Georgia, 2014

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Art History

Classes/Seminars

  • Justice and Accountability Center, Loyola University College of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyers "Rising Star" , 2017 - 2020
  • Avvo.com "Superb" Attorney with 9.9 Rating, 2016 - 2020
  • Avvo.com "Client's Choice Award", 2015 - 2020
  • Avvo.com "Client's Choice Award"
  • Expertise.com "Top DWI Firm"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Covington Bar Association
  • Jefferson Parish Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 2010 - Present
  • Justice and Accountability Center, 2014 - Present

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Beta Phi