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Sarah Yerger

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1993)
  • Juniata College (B.A. in Spanish/Pre-law, Dean's List, 1990)
  • University of Barcelona - Attended 1988-1989 Study Abroad Program

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Affiliations

  • President - James S. Bowman, American Inn of Court
  • Vice President - Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Lawyers Advisory Committee, United States Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Government Lawyer's Committee (Past)
    • Co-Chair, Commission on Women in the Profession
  • United States Middle District of Pennsylvania Lawyers Advisory Committee
  • United States Middle District of Pennsylvania, Certified Mediator
  • Board of Directors - St. Stephen's Episcopal School 
  • American Heart Association, Capital Region Division
    • Ten Year Board Member (Past) and Past President
  • Coordinator - Dauphin County Children and Youth Gift Program
  • Team Leader - Civics Alliance Program
  • Widener University Mentoring Program
  • Bowman Inn of Court Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Inn of Court Third Circuit Advisory Committee 

Sarah C. Yerger

Principal

Harrisburg

(717) 612-6030

(717) 731-1985 Fax

syerger@postschell.com

Sarah C. Yerger is a Principal in the Firm's Commercial Litigation and Employment & Employee Relations Practice Groups. She represents public and private sector employers, providing advice and counseling to management on a wide-range of labor and employment law issues. Sarah regularly litigates and is the lead trial lawyer in federal employment litigation matters, commercial disputes, constitutional law claims, professional licensure issues, regulatory matters, as well as state administrative practice. Her experience as an attorney with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, particularly as a litigator in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Litigation Division, provides the Firm's clients with a wealth of first chair trial experience, particularly with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. She also is a member of the Middle District’s court trained and appointed mediators, as well as the federal court’s Lawyers Advisory Committee.

Sarah’s practice includes providing detailed, effective legal representation and counseling to employers on a broad range of matters, including: supervisor/manager/employee training; internal and external investigations; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)compliance and litigation; labor negotiations, labor arbitration, and other disputes with unions (private and public); employment discrimination and harassment litigation; non-compete and other restrictive covenant litigation; occupational safety and health; wage and hour compliance and litigation; unemployment compensation; wrongful discharge; and statutory and regulatory compliance, as well as business torts, unfair competition, fraud and consumer fraud statutes, government program litigation. She also represents a wide-range of professionals in Pennsylvania licensure issues and serves as local counsel in commercial and employment cases in federal court in Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport.

Sarah’s practice also includes Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law matters, including handling incoming and outgoing requests and appeals. She has significant experience with the Right-to-Know Law, having served as the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Right-to-Know Appeals Officer, reviewing all associated appeals and or requests for the Office. This experience allows her to counsel both public and private clients on related matters and laws.

In 2014, Sarah was honored by PBA's Commission on Women in the Profession with the Lynette Norton Award, which annually recognizes a female attorney who excels in litigation skills and is devoted to assisting other women who follow in the legal profession. Also in 2014, she was selected as one of The Legal Intelligencer's "Women of the Year," a list that highlights and recognizes the achievements of top women attorneys across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2016, Widener University Commonwealth Law School honored her with the inaugural “Excellence in Public Service Award,” recognizing her commitment to public service and highlighting the impact of Widener Law Commonwealth alumni on the public sector. In 2017 she was selected as a recipient of a Women of Influence Award by the Central Penn Business Journal.

The Best Lawyers in America©, a national peer-review publication, selected Ms. Yerger for inclusion in its 2019 edition in the category of Health Care Law.

Her professional affiliations include serving; as President of the James S. Bowman, American Inn of Court, President of the Federal Bar Association's Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, and on the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Middle District of Pennsylvania. Sarah was also on the Pennsylvania Bar Association's (PBA) Government Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair of the PBA's Commission on Women in the Profession, and recognized by the PBA in 2005 as "Government Lawyer of the Year."

Actively in involved in her community, Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Harrisburg. She was also involved with the American Heart Association, Capital Region Division as a Board Member and Past President. The Association honored her as "Volunteer of the Year" in 2003 and with the "Spirit of Heart Award" in 2008. Sarah was recognized by the YWCA in 2012 with the "Woman of Excellence Award." For twenty years, she has organized a “gifts for kids” program through Dauphin County Children and Youth Services which benefits needy children in the Harrisburg area. Since 2015, Sarah has been listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Philadelphia Magazine for Business Litigation. She was also recognized as one of Harrisburg Magazine’s Local Legal Leaders of 2015.

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