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Meet Sarah E. Martens

Health Law Lawyer

"Defending and protecting the reputations of medical professionals is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I work relentlessly on their behalf to achieve the best possible solution."

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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2019-present)
  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2013-2019)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2012-2013)
  • Summer Student, Lerners LLP (2011)

  • Panelist, “Overcoming roadblocks: What to do if you get into trouble”, CMPA Resident Symposia, McMaster University, February 25-26, 2020
  • Presenter, “Impact of Clinical Guidelines on Clinical Practice from a CPSO/Civil Liability perspective”, Clinical Day in Ophthalmology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, April 28, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Stretching the Limits of Statutory Interpretation: The implications of College of Nurses of Ontario v Mark Dumchin on the jurisdiction of regulated health colleges over former members”, Ontario Bar Association, June 24, 2016
  • Presenter, “Research and Writing”, Excelling at Articles and the Law Practice Program, Ontario Bar Association, August 27, 2014

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of medical negligence
  • Dean’s Honour List – First and third year law (2010/2012)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Award for outstanding achievement in legal studies (2012)
  • Brown & Korte Barristers Scholarship in Insurance Law (2012)
  • Scotiabank Scholarship in Trusts (2011)
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt – Rand Entrance Scholarship (2009)

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association

  • Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hike for Hospice Committee (2019-2020)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hike for Hospice Committee (2017-2018)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bites & Bubbles Committee (2020-present)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Four Elements for Hospice Committee (2016-2020)
  • Member, Red Shoe Society (2012-present)

  • Osgoode Law, Certificate in Health Law (2020)
  • Osgoode Law, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (2016)
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2013)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Western Ontario (2012)
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Major in Political Science, Minor in Philosophy), University of Western Ontario (2009)

• Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys cardio kickboxing, volleyball, and travelling.