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Sarah E. Merkle

Sarah E. Merkle

Associate

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Sarah E. Merkle advises healthcare providers nationwide on operational and regulatory issues, and represents healthcare entities in transactions and administrative litigation. In addition, Sarah has litigation experience at both the trial and appellate stages in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, online travel booking, construction, coal mining, and manufacturing.

Sarah is also a professional parliamentarian and presiding officer. One of five lawyers worldwide to have earned the credentials Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher (CPP-T) and Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP), she helps boards, associations, corporations, and public bodies navigate rules applicable to governance and business meetings. Sarah is the blog editor and primary contributor for The Law of Order: A Resource on Parliamentary Procedure & the Law.

Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry F. Floyd on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While in law school, she was editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review and named USC’s Outstanding Law Student of the Year by the National Association of Women Lawyers.

Sarah is the former Director of Marketing & Business Operations for the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University, which houses one of the largest collections of Old Master paintings in the world.  

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2011, cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Wig & Robe; Editor-in-Chief, South Carolina Law Review; John Belton O'Neall American Inn of Court
  • Bob Jones University, M.A., 2004, magna cum laude
  • Bob Jones University, B.S., 2000, cum laude
Areas of Practice
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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