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Sarah E. Cornwell Associate

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Washington D.C., 2017
  • Vermont, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Vermont
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Vermont


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (top 20% of class), 2017

The University of New Hampshire, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012

  • Political Science and Justice Studies
  • Minor in Middle-Eastern Affairs
  • Phi Beta Kappa


State of Vermont, 2018

District of Columbia, 2017

Sarah Cornwell is an attorney in Dykema's Washington D.C. Office. She focuses primarily on advising domestic insurers, London Market insurers, captives, and risk retention groups on their duties and obligations under insurance instruments. She has also worked with Bermuda based insurers, and spent a six-week secondment in-house with an excess insurer. She participates in a variety of complex insurance coverage advisory and litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, including defending insurers in bad faith claims.


Sarah Cornwell graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 2017. While in law school, Sarah competed in the final round of the 2017 Van Vleck Constitutional Moot Court Competition, and also served as a civil procedure teaching assistant. After law school and before coming to Dykema, Sarah focused on insurance law at a regional firm based in Burlington, Vermont.

Memberships & Involvement

Insurance Coverage ABA TIPS Committee, Vice-Chair of Diversity

American Bar Association

Vermont Bar Association

The Young Lawyers Division of the Vermont Bar Association