Sarah J. Brutman


Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC
888 W. Big Beaver,
Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084

Tel: 248.354.0380


Sarah Brutman is experienced in litigating complex commercial construction matters in state and federal courts across the country, including the Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of New York, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sarah also has over 20 years of experience representing insurance carriers in complex first and third-party coverage matters. In addition, she represents commercial insureds in general liability, property damage, trucking liability and premises liability matters.

  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2004
  • University of Detroit Mercy, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
Honors & Awards
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2024
  • Michigan Top Women Attorney, Outstanding Young Lawyers, Hour Magazine, 2013-2014
  • Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2012-2014

Founded over forty years ago, we began as an employee benefits firm in the metro Detroit area. We have grown into a national practice with offices in Michigan, Ohio, and Nevada, serving clients in over a dozen states.

Our current clients include billion-dollar pension and welfare benefit plans, national real estate and alternative institutional asset managers, as well as Fortune 100 and 500 insurance companies.

While we have maintained an aggressive growth strategy, we remain true to our Midwest roots with a hard work ethic.

We are committed to providing clients not only with excellent representation, but also unparalleled customer service. We believe our longstanding client relationships are made possible by our mastery of the law and our understanding of clients’ business operations and objectives.

Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance | Judge, Wayne State University First-Year Law Student Moot Court
Professional Affiliations