Sarah Floyd Blake

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Augusta, Georgia

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National Trial LawyersCriminal Defense Award

Sarah Floyd Blake, a CSRA native, attended Our Lady of Peace Elementary School in North Augusta before moving to Georgia where she attended Forrest Hills Elementary, Riverside Middle School and Greenbrier High School in Evans. Sarah received her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, and graduated in 2004, double majoring in Political Science and Russian.

During her academic career at the University of Georgia, Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors through the University of Georgia's prestigious Honors Program. Sarah also graduated first in her department, winning the prestigious Scott Sikes Award for Outstanding Russian major in 2004. Sarah was also accepted into the internationally recognized honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Sarah then attended law school at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Sarah's legal studies focused on constitutional criminal procedure and litigation and she was a member of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, a unique legal clinic that provides legal support to all indigent defendants facing the death penalty in Virginia. Sarah also fine-tuned her trial skills while attending law school at Washington and Lee University, winning the Mock Trial Competition in 2006, and running the competition in 2007. Sarah graduated cum laude in 2007.

After law school, Sarah honed her civil litigation skills, working as an insurance defense lawyer at the Tiller Law Group in Richmond, Virginia. Sarah met her husband, Thomas C. Blake, while working in Virginia. They were married at Saint Mary's on the Hill in Augusta, where her family currently attends church.

Since joining Floyd, Leopard & Blake LLP in the Spring of 2010, Sarah has brought to trial multiple criminal and civil cases in Georgia and South Carolina. She has also recovered in excess of $1 million dollars for her personal injury clients.

Sarah is licensed to practice law in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia, and her practice focuses on personal injury, family law, and criminal defense.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2010

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: Mock Trial Competition, 2006
    • Honors: Running the Competition, 2007
    • Honors: Member, Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse
  • University of Georgia
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: Scott Sikes Award for Outstanding Russian Major in 2004
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Highest Honors, University of Georgia's Prestigious Honors Program
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Russian

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorney - Top 10
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Young Lawyers of Augusta
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia

Past Employment Positions

  • Tiller Law Group, Associate Attorney, 2008 - 2010


  • Russian