Sarah C. Thompson

Senior Counsel

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  • Biography

    Sarah C. Thompson is Senior Counsel in the Hartford office of GRSM and is a member of the Product & General Liability, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Cannabis, Hemp & CBD practice groups.

    Sarah practices in the areas of Environmental Law, Products Liability, and Toxic and Mass Torts. She has extensive experience representing clients on environmental matters, including wetlands use and permitting issues, as well as significant experience defending energy companies in workplace exposure litigation. She received a competitive position as an ORISE Research Fellow with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She has focused much of her research into environmental law with an eye toward affecting public policy on a national scale.

    Sarah graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2016. While at Loyola Law, she was an editor of the Maritime Law Journal, participated in Moot Court as a Pace Environmental Team Oralist and Coach in addition to being a Top 4 Finalist, and was President of the Environmental Law Society. She also was inducted into the Order of Barristers, received Academic Excellence Awards in Environmental Law Seminar: Advocacy Project, Environmental Enforcement, and Admiralty Insurance, and has been honored with the Presidential Service Award for Volunteerism. Prior to law school, she attended the University of California, Irvine in her home state.


    • Louisiana


    • Louisiana Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Smart Growth Fixes for Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Changing Land Use and Building Codes to Prepare for Climate Change (US EPA, Office of Policy, Jan. 2017).
    • The BP Gulf Oil Spill: What We Have Learned About Civil Liability, and Shared Responsibility– 15 LOY. MAR. L. J. 249 (Spring 2016).
    • Authored HB 730, the Farm-to-School bill introduced by Representative Ebony Woodruff and signed into law during the 2015 Louisiana legislative session.
    • Authored Secret Science and Agency Decision Making, DRI For the Defense (forthcoming July, 2021)


    • Motion Practice: Using Movement, Posture, and other Nonverbal Communication to Sway the Fact-finder, Women’s Energy Network Conference, New Orleans, LA (November, 2019)
  • Education


    J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2016

    • Editor, Maritime Law Journal
    • Order of Barristers
    • Oralist and Coach, PACE Environmental Moot Court competition

    B.A., Political Science, University of California, Irvine, 2011


    Donald W. Rees National GRSM Oral Advocacy Competition for Associates and Senior Counsel, 3rd Place, 2022