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Attorney Sarah A. Lowman

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Complex, Multi-Party Litigation
  • Construction and Commercial Litigation


Sarah A. Lowman received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1984 and her Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School in 1987, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Louisiana Oil & Gas. Ms. Lowman has broad experience representing defendants and plaintiffs in general civil litigation, with a concentration in complex, multi-party litigation, construction and commercial litigation. Her experience includes takings/inverse condemnation law, public bid and procurement law, ERISA, insurance defense and coverage issues. She has extensive appellate experience.

Prior to joining Smith & Fawer, Ms. Lowman was primarily responsible for handling cases of numerous businesses and home owners against the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans for damages arising from the SELA drainage canal projects in Uptown New Orleans, involving inverse condemnation. She continues in this role with our firm.Ms. Lowman had significant prior experience working on cases for a major engineering, procurement and construction firm. She was an integral member of the defense team that tried the first bellwether case in the FEMA Trailer/Formaldehyde multi-district litigation arising from the use of travel trailers after Hurricane Katrina, obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of the same engineering firm that served as a FEMA contractor. In re: FEMA Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 07-1873 (E.D. La. 2009).


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1987
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Louisiana Oil & Gas
  • Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • District of Columbia
  • West Virginia

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Defense Counsel, Member
  • American Bar Association, Health & Disability Insurance Law Committee, Vice-Chair, 1999 to 2005
  • American Bar Association, Newsletter Co-Editor, 2000 to 2005
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel


  • Who's Who in American Law

Classes & Seminars

  • Presentation for the New Orleans Association of Health Underwriters, Overview of ERISA, COBRA and HIPPA and Current Employee Benefits Litigation of Interest to Health Insurers, 1999
  • The Lorman Education Services Seminar: Health Insurance Basics for Employers, 2004