Sarah  - B. - Smith

Smith, Sarah B.

Associate
Charleston, W.Va.
304.720.4071 - office
304.546.7368 - mobile

Education

  • Hamilton College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, Spring 2007

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Ms. Smith’s primary area of practice is consumer finance litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Experience representing clients in the consumer finance industry before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Representing and counseling clients regarding numerous federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Defending financial institutions and other creditors in litigation involving alleged violations of state and federal consumer protection laws in connection with home mortgage loans, unsecured loans, automobile financing, credit card accounts and consumer credit sales

Distinctions

  • Order of the Coif
  • Certificate for Pro Bono Distinction, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Senior Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 113
  • Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 112
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Corporate Governance Seminar; Coal, Oil & Gas; and Sales & Secured Transactions

Publications

  • Author, “Zombie (Debt Collector) Beware: West Virginia Expands Prohibited Actions,” All Consuming, July 2014
  • Co-Author, “The TCPA: Take Care: Pitfalls Ahead,” West Virginia Banker, Winter 2013
  • Author, “Strengthened Enforcement of Agreements to Arbitrate,” All Consuming, December 2013
  • Co-Author, “In Case You Missed It – Three Cases Impact W.Va. Consumer Finance Law,” November 2013
  • Co-Author, “Recent Decisions Enforcing Arbitration Provisions,” West Virginia Banker, Fall 2013
  • Co-Author, “WVSCA Decision Strengthens Enforcement of Agreements to Arbitrate,” July 2013
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