Sarah Hart Charette


The law is the public conscience.

Sarah Hart Charette’s attention to detail and commitment to helping others makes her a valuable asset to the firm’s Litigation Group. She has an extensive background in trial preparation and litigation, striving to provide clarity to her clients who are often simply confused and overwhelmed by the legal process.

As a former Assistant District Attorney in both Berks County and Lebanon Counties, Sarah utilizes her defense experience in the firm’s Criminal Defense practice as well.  Sarah has conducted numerous bench and jury trials in cases involving drugs, sexual assault, domestic violence, thefts, DUIs, and fleeing and eluding. She also represents clients in PFA violation hearings. 

Sarah’s significant litigation experience has made her a valuable member of the Medical Malpractice Defense Team. In this position, she has counseled individual medical professionals, hospitals, and health networks on a variety of complex professional liability issues. Sarah regularly participates in pretrial hearings, depositions, preparation of expert witnesses, arbitration, and trials in medical malpractice defense. She has achieved noteworthy success in the form of several defense verdicts.

In 2019 and 2020, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognized Sarah’s achievements, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of young attorneys in Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., cum laude, 2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, President-Elect
  • Former Bar Association of Lehigh County, Treasurer and Board Member
  • Former Emmaus Public Library, Board of Trustees
  • Former East Penn Chamber of Commerce, Solicitor, and Board Member
  • Former Emmaus Main Street Partners, Solicitor, and Board Member
  • Assisted client in receiving only five years state probation for felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana charge that carries a standard guideline range of 9-16 months incarceration for a minimum sentence.
  • Reduced a misdemeanor of fleeing and eluding to a traffic citation. Advocated for candidates to be considered for ARD that would typically be deemed ineligible.
  • Obtained state probation for a felony offense carrying significant incarceration.
  • Achieved a mitigated range sentence where the District Attorney was seeking top of the standard range.
  • Dismissal of all charges for a domestic and DUI case following a habeas hearing at the Court of Common Pleas
  • 2019-2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
  • 2022 – LVB Women of Influence
  • 2022 – LVB Forty Under 40