Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Supreme Court of Virginia

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Virginia Trial Courts


Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law - Juris Doctor, 2014

Liberty University - Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice, 2011

Liberty University - Associate's of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2010


Member of the Virginia Bar Association: Criminal Law Section

Member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Member of the Maine Bar Association: Criminal Law and Small-Firm Sections

Member of the Emporia Bar Association

Appointed to serve on the Virginia State Bar's Medical Malpractice Review Panel


Attorney Sarah E. Catherman first joined The Law Office of W. William Robinson, III in February 2018.  She practices primarily in the areas of criminal and traffic defense.  She also enjoys estate planning and guardianship/conservatorship work and is a certified Guardian ad Litem for Incapacitated Adults.


As a former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Sussex County and a Magistrate for the 6th Judicial District (encompassing the cities of Emporia and Hopewell and the counties of Greensville, Sussex, Prince George, and Surry), Sarah possesses a wealth of criminal law knowledge.  Her previous experience also includes internships with the Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Ohio Attorney General's Office, and the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas in Celina, Ohio.  Additionally, Sarah possesses seven years of experience working for local law enforcement agencies.

Sarah was born and raised in central Maine but relocated to Virginia in 2004.  She graduated with honors from both Liberty University and Ohio Northern University's College of Law.  During law school, she served in various leadership positions in the Icelandic Legal Exchange Program and Criminal Law Societies, and in 2012, was one of four law students selected to represent the college in a trip to Iceland to study their legal system.  Sarah now resides in Prince George County with her husband (an attorney practicing in Richmond, Virginia) and their five animals.