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Sara E. Barnett

  • Member, 01/01/2012
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Sara E. Barnett is a partner with Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, and has been practicing law for over 20 years. She has experience in areas of elder law, and estate planning including TennCare/Medicaid planning, conservatorships, probate administration, and elder abuse. She also has handled various areas of litigation practicing on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in various areas of litigation including family law, divorce, adoption, child custody and child support, employment discrimination, overtime claims, worker's compensation, personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death.

Ms. Barnett joined Spragins, Barnett & Cobb in 2001 and has fifteen years of experience in its litigation section. She practices with her father, Charles Barnett, who leads the litigation section. Ms. Barnett's younger brother, Chas Barnett, has also joined the practice, and the Barnetts often work together on cases as a team.

Ms. Barnett has been given Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review rating of AV, which is the group's highest honor and is a testament to the fact that Ms. Barnett's peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards. Ms. Barnett is dedicated to the success of the Firm's clients and has a variety of practice areas which enhance her knowledge in the most complicated of cases.

Ms. Barnett is a 1997 graduate of Union University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law where she was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence. While at the University of Memphis, Ms. Barnett was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review where she served as Articles Editor. In addition, Ms. Barnett was a research assistant and participated in moot court and mock trial. She is a member of the Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court and serves as the Treasurer for the organization.

Ms. Barnett was accepted to the Tennessee State Bar in 2001. She is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Ms. Barnett is a lifelong resident of Jackson, Tennessee. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time both on the tennis court and in a legal court. She is the President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson and the Past- President of the Jackson West-TN Tennis Association. Ms. Barnett is also the President of the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association for Tennessee (USTA TN) and is a local tennis league coordinator for mixed doubles as well as serving on several committees for the United States Southern Tennis Association. Ms. Barnett has been awarded Volunteer of the Year (2017) and Local League Coordinator of the Year (2019) by USTA TN. She enjoys practicing law with her father and her brother in the firm of Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC.

Sara is a graduate of Union University and obtained her doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Memphis School of Law. She has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review rating of AV, which is a testament to the fac that Sara's fellow lawyers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards. Sara is a lifelong resident of Jackson, Tennessee. She is the President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson and the Past- President of the Jackson West-TN Tennis Association. Ms. Barnett is also the President of the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association for Tennessee and is an avid tennis player. She is a member of the Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court and serves as the Treasurer for the organization. She is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law/Medicaid (TennCare) Planning
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Family Law/Divorce/Child Custody
  • Adoption
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Estates/Wills/Trust
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination/Civil Rights
  • FLSA/Overtime
  • Premises and Products Liability
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 05/2001
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Research Assistant and Participated in Moot Court and Mock Trial
  • Union University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 05/1997

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Award for Best Memorandum
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, Federal Courts A
  • Cali Award Excellence for the Future, Federal Courts A
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017 American Institute of Family Lawyers Association 10 Best in Client Satisfaction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers of America, Associate Member
  • Legal Association of Women
  • American Bar Association
  • Howell Edmunds Jackson Inn of Court

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Zeta Tau Alpha