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Sarah J. Burger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Saratoga Springs, NY

Burger Law Group PLLC
63 Putnam Street, Suite 202
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-633-5896
Fax: 518-306-5162
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employer
Attorney Profile

Sarah J. Burger is the founding member of Burger Law Group PLLC located in Saratoga Springs, New York. With a decade of experience in the field of law, she focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation, public and private sector relations, contract negotiation, business counseling and litigation, and real estate matters. Ms. Burger represents clients with cases such as the following:

·       Harassment, discrimination and retaliation

·       Unpaid wage and overtime

·       Disciplinary actions

·       Noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements 

·       Personnel policies

A dedicated and tireless advocate for her clients, Ms. Burger has achieved significant success fighting for her clients’ needs. With a sincere concern for her clients, she provides compassionate and knowledgeable counsel. She personalizes strategies and approaches for each unique case and is professional and diligent throughout. 

Graduating with first honors, Ms. Burger has a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in history and political science. She has a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she was a teaching assistant for the Advanced Trial Advocacy and a recipient of the Patrick J. O’Connor Scholarship.

Ms. Burger, active in the legal community, is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, the Saratoga County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, and the National Employment Lawyers Association’s National and New York chapters.  

Ms. Burger also contributes her services to the community through her affiliation with the Saratoga County Democratic Committee, New York State Democratic Party and Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Silver Arrow Society. She is chair of the Saratoga Automobile Museum and vice president of Heading for Home Racehorse Retraining/Adoption Center, Inc.

Ms. Burger is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Honored for her outstanding legal services, Ms. Burger was selected for inclusion in the list of “Top 40 under 40” for civil plaintiff litigation by The National Trial Lawyers. She is an ardent speaker and has lectured at several conferences and continuing legal education platforms. She also has published articles on employment law matters.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

About Sarah J. Burger

First Admitted: 2011, New York

Professional Webpage: https://burgerlawgroup.com/sarah-j-burger/

Honors/Awards

  • Named an upstate “New York Super Lawyer” in Employment and Labor law for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Selected for the Top 40 under 40 for Civil Plaintiff Litigation by the National Trial Lawyers, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, #metoo: From Hashtag to Understanding and Action, Hearst Media Center, Albany, New York, June 2018
  • Neal Orkin and Sarah Burger, Employee Invention Rights in the Twenty – First Century, Labor Law Journal, Spring, 82, 2005
  • Randy Maniloff and Sarah Burger, Litigation Alchemy: Will “FACTA” Amendment End Conjuring of Cash From Credit Card Receipts, Washington Legal Foundation, July 11, 2008
  • Debra Raskin, Year in Review: Supreme Court Decisions, Practicing Law Institute: 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law, (acknowledging assistance of Sarah Burger), 2009
  • Randy Maniloff and Jeffrey Stempel, General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State, Oxford University Press, (acknowledging significant contribution of Sarah Burger), 2011
  • Speaker, Penny Wise & Dollar Foolish, New York State Capital Region Chapter, American Payroll Association, Albany, New York, February, 2014
  • Speaker, Public Works Training School, New York Conference of Mayors, October, 2014
  • Speaker, Women, Pregnancy and the Opioid Epidemic in New York: a multi-disciplinary overview, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of SUNY Albany, April 2016
  • Speaker, EEOC Guidance on Retaliation, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Fall Meeting, October 2017
  • Speaker, Sexual Misconduct, New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus, New York State Capitol, February 2018
  • Speaker, Sexual Harassment Legislation: The stories of its past and the opportunities for its future, the Renaissance Hotel, Albany, New York June 2018
  • Speaker, Deposition Skills, National Employment Lawyers Association, NY chapter Fall Conference at Fordham Law School, September 2018

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Ziska v. Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., et al. (D. Mass 2020-2021)
  • Church, et al. v. St. Mary’s Healthcare (N.D.N.Y. 2011-2015)
  • Stewart, et al. v. Matthew Bender & Co. (N.D.N.Y. 2014-2015)
  • Daniel v. Autozone, Inc., et al. (N.D.N.Y. 2013-2016)
  • Vibbert v. Delta Air Lines, U.S.D.O.L. Case No. 2016-AIR-00005
  • Stack v. City of Glens Falls, 169 A.D.3d 1220 (App. Div. 3rd 2019)
  • Stack v. City of Glens Falls, 121 N.Y.S.3d 534 (Warren Cty. Sup. Ct. 2020)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Heading for Home, Racehorse Retraining and Adoption Center, Inc., Vice President, Board of Director
  • Saratoga Automobile Museum, Silver Arrow Society
  • New York State Democratic Committee, 113th AD (2020 – present)
  • New York State Democratic Committee, JD 4 (2020 – present)
  • Saratoga County Democratic Committee, 2011 – present
  • Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee, Chair (2019 – 2021)
  • Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee, 2011 – 2021

Educational Background

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., First Honors

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member, Labor Section
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY), Member of the Legislative Committee (2013 – present)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY), Vice President (2018 – 2020)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY), Executive Board Member (2018 – 2020)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, National Chapter (NELA)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • New York
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Office Location for Sarah J. Burger

63 Putnam Street
Suite 202
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 518-633-5896

Fax: 518-306-5162

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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