Sarah's Profile

Sarah is an Associate in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, which assists businesses of all sizes and across the industry spectrum in a wide range of labor and employment related situations, including matters involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other analogous state discrimination and tort laws.

Sarah earned her J.D., cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law where she served as Managing Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and was a Scholar of Merit in Labor Law. She graduated from The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with a B.B.A., cum laude, in Real Estate.

*Sarah is not yet licensed in Alabama.

Sarah's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, ABA Litigation Section
  • Member, ABA Young Lawyers Division

Civic Affiliations

  • Rotaract Club of Birmingham
  • Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Volunteer
  • Mentor, University of Georgia (UGA) Mentor Program

Sarah's Publications

  • Sarah Rawls, Lewis v. City of Union City: “Similarly Situated” Definition Clarified, 50 CUMB. L. REV. 13 (forthcoming 2020)

Sarah's Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Alabama, Employment Law Update, Dec. 3, 2021, Topic: Workplace Violence


State Bar: Alabama (Pending), Tennessee

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2021, J.D., cum laude, Cumberland Law Review Managing Editor, Scholar of Merit: Labor Law Fall 2019, Judge Abraham Caruthers Legal Writing Fellow, Dean's List)

  • University of Georgia
    • (2017, B.B.A., Real Estate, cum laude)


The Honorable Annemarie C. Axon, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

The Honorable R. David Proctor, Federal District Court Northern District of Alabama

Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Maynard Cooper is pleased to announce that six lawyers who recently graduated from law schools across the United States have joined the Firm. "We are excited to welcome this premier group of talented young professionals in our 2021 class of new associates," said Stephanie Mays, Maynard's Chief Talent Officer. "Each...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

OSHA’s Vaccine/Testing Mandate is Here: Now What? (Webinar recording and slides)

Eight weeks after President Biden’s announcement, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. This ETS affects millions of private-sector...

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