Sarah E. Worley founded Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution, P.C. in 2010. She practiced previously as a trial attorney at the Boston law firms of Peabody & Arnold and Cetrulo & Capone. Her trial practice concentrated in product liability, premises liability, professional liability, and complex personal injury. She represented plaintiffs, institutional defendants, and defendants referred by insurers, as well as a number of self-insured entities.
Before opening her own practice, Ms. Worley worked full-time as a mediator and arbitrator for thirteen years in private ADR practices. As the principal at Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution P.C., Ms. Worley mediates and arbitrates disputes throughout New England and the United States and works with counsel nationwide on complex matters. In 2005, she was appointed by Judge Judith Fitzgerald, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, to serve as the arbitrator in a dispute between 285 claimants and DII Industries, LLC as part of the Halliburton Asbestos Settlement. Ms. Worley has served as a court-appointed Discovery Master and Special Master in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has mediated and arbitrated personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, product liability and product failure cases, professional and medical malpractice actions, subrogation disputes, business disputes, insurance coverage disputes, construction cases, discrimination and harassment cases, and labor disputes, and has served as a case evaluator in complex multi-jurisdictional matters. She has also served as a mediator in abuse cases involving religious orders and institutions throughout the United States. Ms. Worley is fluent in issues of electronic discovery and procedure and is a past member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. In addition to the practice areas listed elsewhere on this site, Ms. Worley has worked extensively on matters involving injury to children, and she serves as a mediator in divorce and family matters.
Ms. Worley has served as an approved Superior Court Master/Arbitrator for Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable Counties and is an approved United States Postal Service REDRESS mediator. In January 2003, Ms. Worley was appointed as an adjunct professor at the Southern New England School of Law where she taught alternative dispute resolution. In 2006, Ms. Worley was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the law school. She is a frequent lecturer at MCLE and has spoken at Suffolk University Law School, Harvard Law School, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Ms. Worley is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Association. She has served as the National Delegate for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a past member of the chapter’s Executive Committee. Ms. Worley also serves as a member of MCLE’s Civil Litigation Curriculum Advisory Committee and is a long-standing member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s ADR committee. She is a past Vice-Chairperson of the Judicial Nominating Commission, to which she was appointed by Governor Mitt Romney in 2006. She was selected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and serves as a member of Executive Committee for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Academy. Ms. Worley has served as the President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Rita’s Church in Marion, Massachusetts and currently serves as the Co-Chair of DEAF, Inc’s Capital Campaign.
Ms. Worley is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Dartmouth College, and the Georgetown University Law Center. She is married and the mother of a middle school English teacher.