Faculty Profile: Sarah Williams

Sarah WilliamsU.S. Attorney's Office, W.D. of Tenn.
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • 35th Annual Health Law Forum

Sarah Pazar Williams is an Assistant United States Attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Tennessee. She focuses on the affirmative civil enforcement of false claims act matters, primarily health care fraud.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Ms. Williams spent over a decade in private practice as a litigator. As a partner in the Memphis office of Hall Booth Smith, she defended health care liability, medical malpractice, long term care, premises liability, negligent security, and other tort and personal injury matters pending before state, federal, and administrative courts and governing bodies. Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Ms. Williams practiced at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz from 2012-2016. While in law school, Ms. Williams served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Jon P. McCalla and for Magistrate Judge Charmiane G. Claxton, both of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Ms. Williams is a proud and active member of the Memphis legal community. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court. Ms. Williams served as President of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association in 2020 and was elected to the YLD Board each year from 2017-2021. She served as the chair of the Young Lawyer's Committee for Memphis Area Legal Service's Campaign for Equal Justice from 2014 to 2016.

Ms. Williams has been recognized on the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star list every year since 2018 and was selected as one of the Memphis Business Journal's Best of the Bar honorees in 2020. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers: One to Watch every year since 2021 in the areas of Health Care Law, Insurance Law, and Medical Malpractice Law.