Sarah Beth Wilson is a Partner at Christian & Small, LLP, and leads the commercial litigation defense firm's newly opened Mississippi office located in Ridgeland.
Sarah Beth represents lenders and other financial institutions in connection with commercial bankruptcy matters and adversary proceedings, defense against lender liability and related claims, and other litigation concerning real and personal property rights, title issues, and contractual disputes and enforcement, and in connection with loan modifications, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings, UCC public and private sales, replevins, and other execution and collection activities. Sarah Beth is Board-Certified by the American Board of Certification in Business-Bankruptcy.
In addition to her law practice, following her appointment by Governor Phil Bryant and unanimous confirmation by the Mississippi Senate, Sarah Beth sits as one of five members on the State’s Board of Banking Review where she represents the 22 counties in Supreme Court District 1 (including Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties). She was also recently appointed by the Mississippi Bankers Association to the statewide Bank Attorneys Committee to advise on legal issues and pending legislation impacting lenders and financial institutions.
Sarah Beth is the current Chairman of the Local Rules Advisory Committee (LRAC) for the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure governing practice in bankruptcy courts across Mississippi (the first female to hold this position in the State of Mississippi), recently completed her tenure as Chairman of the Madison County Young Professionals, and was recently named the "2018 Madison County Young Professional of the Year" by the Madison County Business League & Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Association.
Sarah Beth is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Business-Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights for seven-years running, has been named one of Mississippi’s "50 Leading Business Women" (2015), awarded as one of the "Top 50 Under [Age] 40" among young business leaders state-wide (2016), has been honored as a "Top Leader in Law" among Mississippi practitioners (2017), was named by Benchmark Litigation to its 2018 "Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List," and was recently inducted as a Barrister member of the Charles Clark Inn of Court.
Sarah Beth has served as a visiting professor of Advanced Business Lawat Millsaps College’s Else School of Management and numerous years as an adjunct professor of Appellate Advocacy at Mississippi College School of Law, and she frequently presents at seminars and CLEs on legal and financial litigation topics including business-bankruptcy law, federal court litigation, and state law practice, foreclosures, execution, and related collection topics.