Phone: 803.733.3433

Sarah Garland St. Onge, Attorney at Law

Mrs. St. Onge started at Millender Elder Law in 2018. She brings to Millender Elder Law over fifteen years of experience in advocating for people with disabilities and their families. Her knowledge includes an understanding of the services and systems in South Carolina available to people with disabilities and the elderly. This knowledge base allows for her to take a holistic approach to problem solving, including establishing working plans based upon her client’s goals. Mrs. St. Onge has brought federal litigation to enforce the rights guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, drafted amicus briefs in both state and federal courts, and investigated allegations of abuse and neglect at facilities throughout South Carolina.

She has experience in the fields of estate planning, probate, elder law, administrative law, mental health law, litigation, appellate practice, and affirmative litigation. At the University of South Carolina School of Law, she taught Legal Writing for five years and has also taught Advanced Legal Writing. She is active in the South Carolina Bar, serving on the Elder Law Committee, a past chair; a member of SC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, serving on the Board of Directors; and has taught continuing legal education classes on guardianship, Medicaid, estate planning, ethics, and advanced directives. She chaired the Article 5 Task Force, which was the body that drafted the changes to the guardianship and protective proceedings portion of the Probate Code. She is a contributing author to A Practical Guide to Elder Law and Special Needs Law in South Carolina by Franchelle Millender.

Areas of Practice

Elder Law including:

  • Advising on Guardianship and Protective Proceeding and Alternatives to Guardianship and Protective Proceedings
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Actions
  • Estate Planning
  • Legal Advocacy for Receiving Services in the Community
  • Administrative Actions to Access Services
  • Estate Administration

Undergraduate & Law Degrees

  • Agnes Scott College
  • University of Tennessee, College of Law

Admitted to Practice in:

  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina

Professional Associations

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • SC Bar Elder Law Committee

Millender Elder Law LLC

1441 Main Street, Suite 725
Columbia, SC 2901
Phone: 803.733.3433
Fax: 803.733.2990

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