Sarah L. Metz

Sarah L. Metz

Associate
Location:
Daytona Beach, Florida
Phone:
386-254-6875
Fax:
386-257-1834
Email:

Ms. Metz joined Smith Bigman Brock in 2013 as an associate attorney working in our litigation practice group. She has experience dealing with Federal agencies including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Maritime Commission, and the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on issues relating to obtaining federal transportation intermediary licenses; classification of goods, forfeitures, seizures, and mitigation of penalties; prior disclosures, trademark and copyright recordation and infringement.

Prior to law school, Ms. Metz attended the University of Mississippi where she double-majored in English and Political Science with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. She spent two-years in the hospitality and real estate industries in Biloxi, Mississippi, gaining invaluable insight into the needs of clients and customers. Additionally, for the three years immediately prior to joining Smith Bigman Brock, Ms. Morrison worked in the legal field and began practicing law in Tallahassee, Florida, concentrating her practice in the areas of international trade, customs law, and trial work.

Ms. Metz graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 2011 having focused her studies on international law and trial work, both civil and criminal. She participated at the state and national level of both the FSU Mock Trial and Moot Court teams where she honed her skills as an advocate for her clients in the courtroom. While in law school, Ms. Metz also worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the 2nd Circuit State Attorney's Office in Leon County where she gained valuable experience in case analysis, jury selection, trial preparation, and trial work.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Florida Condominium Association Law
  • Florida Homeowners Association Law
  • Customs Law
  • International Trade Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011
  • Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 2012

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida - 2011
    • Major: International Law
  • University of Mississippi - 2006
    • Major: English and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Volusia County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group, Co-Chair, Community Service Committee, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • The Mooney Law Firm, Of Counsel, 2012