Sarah Karns Burman


Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah Karns Burman completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami in 1999. After a year abroad teaching in Germany, she received her legal education at the University of Miami School of Law earning her Juris Doctor in 2003.

Sarah is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Board for the Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ), a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and a member of the Newport County Bar Association.

Sarah practices personal injury law on a contingency fee basis and there is no fee unless successful. She has been practicing in Rhode Island alongside her father since being sworn into the Rhode Island Bar in 2004. Sarah has routinely and successfully handled car accident cases from single to multiple-car pileups, and has experience handling cases for people with injuries prior to the car accident. Pre-existing injuries are not a roadblock for Sarah.

Sarah Karns Burman is authorized to conduct arbitrations in Rhode Island and is on the list of approved court-annexed arbitrators.

When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and meeting new people.


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 2003
  • University of Miami - 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Board for the Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ), Member
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Member
  • Newport County Bar Association, Member

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Karns & Kerrison is committed to answering your questions about Personal Injury law issues in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Providence Office
128 Dorrance Street, Suite 250
Providence, RI 02903
Middletown Office
850 Aquidneck Avenue, Unit A9
Middletown, RI 02842