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Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2004

University of Detroit Mercy, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan


Sarah Brutman has 20 years of experience representing insurance carriers in complex first and third-party coverage matters. She also represents commercial insureds in general liability, property damage, trucking liability and premises liability matters.

Sarah also has experience litigating complex commercial construction matters in state and federal courts across the country, including the Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of New York, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Judge, Wayne State University First-Year Law Student Moot Court

Volunteer Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition

News & Events



  • Commercial General Liability
  • Property Damage
  • First-Party Coverage Defense
  • Trucking Liability Coverage
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Complex Commercial Construction Litigation
  • Construction Lien Law
  • Collection Matters
  • Product Liability

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2024

Michigan Top Women Attorney, Outstanding Young Lawyers, Hour Magazine, 2013-2014

Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2012-2014

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