Managing Attorney, Impact Litigation

Sarah Geraghty is the managing attorney for impact litigation. Sarah practices in the areas of civil rights, habeas corpus, and class action litigation aimed at improving fairness and conditions in the criminal legal system. She has litigated cases challenging inhumane prison conditions, open records law violations, denial of the right to counsel, and the incarceration of indigent persons for debt.

Sarah has published articles and essays on the criminal legal system, including in Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Stanford Law & Policy Review, and Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Her work against the criminalization of poverty has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times. Sarah received the Indigent Defense Award from the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2011), the Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need Award from Emory University School of Law (2017), and was listed by the Daily Report, Atlanta’s legal newspaper, as an attorney “On the Rise.”

She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, her M.S.W. from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and her B.A. from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, and New York bars.

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