Ms. Sawhill began her practice in commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters in Grand Rapids, Michigan after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She was elected a partner at Varnum LLP, before joining her spouse on international corporate assignments in Singapore and South Korea. While an expat, Ms. Sawhill earned her LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, and externed with the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution. Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Sawhill served at William & Mary Law School as the lead artificial intelligence researcher for the Center for Legal & Court Technology, where her research centered on the implications of emerging technologies for tort and other liabilities, key components of AI regulations (legal and ethical), and multi-disciplinary responses to cybersecurity. In 2022, she joined Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison P.C. as a general civil and commercial litigator, and a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil mediator.
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil Mediator
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
Georgetown University, B.A. - 2000
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. - 2004
University of Missouri School of Law, L.L.M. - 2019
Michigan Women in the Law Honoree, 2013
Michigan Rising Stars, 2013
Order of Barristers, 2004
McClung Medal for Excellence in Moot Court 2004
ACTL National Trial Team, National Quarterfinalist 2004
ACTL National Trial Team, Regional Champions, 2003-2004
Ray H. Jenkins Trial Competition, Champion & Best Oralist, 2004
Ray H. Jenkins Trial Competition, Champion, 2003
TBA Law Student Volunteer of the Year, 2004
William M. Leach Public Service Prize
Tennessee Bar Foundation Community Service Scholarship
Tennessee judicial Conference Scholarship
Knox County Public Defender's Office Outstanding Innocence Project student Fellowship
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Michigan Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Chattanooga Bar Association
South East Tennessee Lawyers for Women
Leadership Grand Rapids 2011
Varnum LLP, Litigation Partner, Grand Rapids, MI
Garan Lucow Miller PC, Litigation Associate, Grand Rapids, MI
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