Sarah Wetmore Butler

Partner / Charleston

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

A frequent speaker at seminars and events, Sarah most recently presented at the firm’s 2019 ICBF Seminar in Atlanta and at the SCDTAA Diversity and Inclusion Seminar in February of 2020 in Columbia, SC.  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, Construction Coverage Issues 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 the Vice President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, and she will be President of the state’s defense bar in 2021.  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 also serves on CLM’s Diversity in Construction Claims Committee and on DRI’s Diversity Committee.

Sarah is a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, the Defense Research Institute, the Litigation Counsel of America, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ 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 their four children. She enjoys live music, travel, reading, boating and just about anything her kids are doing. The family dog, Berta, is an alum of Lowcountry Lab Rescue.