Sarah B. Christie

Sarah B. Christie

Partner
Contact Information
T. 508-791-6287                                         T. 860-247-0644
F. 508-791-2652                                         F. 860-247-0653
446 Main Street, 12th Floor                     100 Pearl Street, 11th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608                               Hartford, CT 06103
schristie@hassettanddonnelly.com

 

Ms. Christie handles a wide variety of disputes in federal and state court and has substantial expertise in handling construction litigation and mold-related personal injury and property damage claims. She regularly practices before all courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut and has successfully served as lead counsel in numerous bench and jury trials, as well as arbitrations. Her practice areas include Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation, Mold and Toxic Tort Litigation, Environmental Law, Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute (M.G.L. c. 93A) Litigation and Insurance Coverage Litigation.

Her bar admissions include the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1994, the State of Connecticut in 1998, the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, in 1996, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in 2011, and the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, in 2014.

She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., in 1994, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1991.

She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Worcester County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MassDLA).  Ms. Christie was named to the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list for 2016, and has been selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers in 2014-2017.

In 2009, Ms. Christie served on the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s Advisory Committee to recommend candidates for U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal and U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts.

In addition, in 2011, Ms. Christie served on U.S. Senator John Kerry’s Advisory Committee to recommend candidates for U.S. District Court Judges for the District of Massachusetts. By order of the court, Ms. Christie previously served on the Merit Selection Panel considering the applications for U.S. Magistrate Judge in Worcester, Massachusetts as well as the re-appointment of Chief Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin.

Select Cases / Wins

Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Case / Plaintiff Claimed Permanent Injuries to Upper Extremity
Summary Judgment in Case Involving Water Runoff onto Commercial Property
Homeowners Avoid Liability in $700,000 Trip and Fall Verdict Against Property Developer and Contractor
Defendant Insurance Company Dismissed from Multi-District Litigation Involving Chinese Drywall Cases
Defense Verdict in Contract Case Involving Contested “Cut and Paste” Signature
Defense Verdict in Backyard Trampoline Case
Breaking a Mold Suit