By: Jennifer Smith, Esq.
We are pleased to welcome Sarah Hegener as our newest associate and Wesley Moore as our law clerk.
Sarah’s practice will concentrate in the area of workers’ compensation defense, representing employers, insurers and third party administrators throughout Georgia. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah practiced municipal law for a small firm in Marietta where she represented local governing bodies, such as the cities of Acworth and Marietta, in matters including planning and zoning disputes and eminent domain. She has a well-rounded litigation background that includes appellate practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2015. While attending UGA Law, Sarah participated in a variety of indigent client practicums including the Family Violence Clinic and the Public Interest Practicum. Sarah also obtained her mediation certification while at UGA Law and was a member of the UGA Student Bar Association and the Women Law Student Association.
Wes is a recent graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law and is currently awaiting results from the July 2018 Georgia Bar Exam. During law school, he was selected by his colleagues to serve on the Moot Court Executive Board as Vice President of Competitions. He competed in several national competitions, including the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and the Cardozo BMI Moot Court Competition, where he won the First Place Best Brief Award and advanced to the Quarterfinals. Additionally, he excelled in numerous litigation and advocacy courses, such as Advanced Evidence, Advanced Trial Practice, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He also received a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and served as the Vice President of Programming for the Intellectual Property Law Society. While completing his juris doctorate, he gained valuable experience working at an entertainment, business, and intellectual property law firm. Wes received his B.B.A. in Managerial Science from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Prior to attending law school, he toured the United States as a professional musician and worked at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.