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Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC, one of Memphis’ largest law firms, today announced that Sara M. Garner has been promoted to a Member of the award-winning group.
“Sara Garner is a dedicated advocate for her clients,” attributed to Harris Shelton attorney. “Her move to Member was a natural one, fueled by her unique background and varied legal experience. She works diligently to ensure that her clients are supported throughout the entire legal process. As a Member of the firm, I am confident she will continue to excel.”
Garner received her Juris Doctorate from University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2014. She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts from Christian Brothers University in 2010. Before joining Harris Shelton as an attorney, Garner worked as an extern in the legal departments at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prior to attending law school, she served with the Memphis Police Department for five years as a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer.
“Becoming a Member of Harris Shelton is undoubtedly the most exciting professional experience in my career,” said Garner. “Since graduating from law school, I have had the privilege to learn and grow under incredible leadership here. I look forward to making the most of this opportunity.”
Garner has received numerous awards for her work. This year, she was named in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her defense work in health care and medical malpractice law. This recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. In past years, she has received two Excellence for the Future Awards from the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) for Professional Responsibility and for Advanced Legal Argument and Appellate Practice.
Garner is licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and has been admitted to the U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas. Her areas of specialty include medical malpractice defense, municipal law, and construction defense. She is a proud member of the Memphis Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.