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Sarah E. Gallo, Associate

SGallo@lawmh.com      Sarah's VCard

P: (804) 819-1193
F:
(804) 775-3842

Practice Areas

Litigation

Premises liability and personal injury defense.

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., Ethical Issues in Public Policy, 2016

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Sarah is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

Her practice is primarily focused on Civil Litigation, specifically, premises liability and personal injury defense. Sarah is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 

Sarah earned her J.D. at the University of Richmond School of Law, where she was a finalist in the Carrico Moot Court Board Competition and was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence . 

Before joining McCandlish Holton, Sarah was a litigation associate with a Virginia law firm, and previously worked as a Privacy Officer for a financial services company. 

Recent Outcomes:

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Norfolk Division on a $1.25 million negligence claim in favor of the defense of a large national retailer.
  • Obtained a $0 jury verdict in a conceded liability action related to a rear-end collision with over $14,000 in medical bills submitted to the jury.
  • Successfully argued Demurrer and had case dismissed at pleadings stage in a premises liability case against a large national retailer.
  • Obtained defense verdict on a Motion to Strike in alleged hit and run accident.
  • 33 count demurrer sustained without leave to amend on breach of contract and conspiracy allegations.
  • Case dismissed with prejudice at demurrer stage with $50 mil ad damnum related to construction and real estate liability matter.

CERTIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Virginia Bar Association | Member
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA) | Member
  • Richmond Claims Associations | Member
  • John Marshall Inn of Court | Member
  • Veterans and Military Law Association | Volunteer, past