Sarah Wetmore Butler

Partner / Charleston

Sarah has been practicing law in Charleston, South Carolina for eighteen years.  She is a 1999 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law.  Sarah focuses her practice in the areas of construction litigation, professional liability, premises liability, personal injury defense, and general insurance defense and coverage.

A frequent speaker at seminars and events, Sarah most recently presented at our 2019 ICBF Seminar in Atlanta.  She has presented on topics such as: Jury Bias, Preparing an Effective Trial Notebook, Use of Biomechanical Experts, Civility in the Practice of Law, Jury Charges, Verdict Forms & Special Interrogatories, Bad Faith, AIA Contracts, Demonstrative Evidence,  Tripartite Relationship, First Party Coverage, Reservation of Rights Letters and Settlement Agreements.

Sarah is a Past President of the Charleston Lawyers Club, an organization with more than fifty years of focus on community service and events designed to promote the camaraderie of the local bar.  She is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.  The firm proudly supported Sarah during her notable run for election to Circuit Court Judge, which was only defeated by one vote in the South Carolina General Assembly.  She was recently invited to join The CLM’s Diversity in Construction Claims Committee.

Sarah is a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, the Defense Research Institute, the Litigation Counsel of America and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.  She is  AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Sarah was awarded the South Carolina Leadership in Law Award in 2016.  This event recognizes legal professionals from across the Palmetto State, who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to society and have had an impact on the legal industry.

Over the years, Sarah has enjoyed expanding her general liability and insurance defense background to include construction litigation.  She enjoys defending general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, and has also had experience assisting insurance carriers with a variety of construction claims issues.

When she is not practicing law, Sarah can be found on Folly Beach with her husband, Drew, and one or more of their four beautiful children.  She enjoys live music, travel, reading and just about anything her kids are doing.