Sarah has a diverse litigation practice, primarily in the areas of complex business litigation, professional malpractice defense, tort litigation, public entity defense, landlord/tenant, civil rights, and employment law. She has appeared on behalf of clients at trial and on appeal in state and federal courts. Sarah also assists and advises companies and nonprofits on organizational matters and strategic planning. Sarah assists the Pro Bono Legal Services Program of the Toledo Bar Association by volunteering at Juvenile Court clinics and representing victims of domestic violence at civil protection hearings in Domestic Relations Court, for which she received the Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Service Commendation.
Sarah has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” annually since 2012 and since 2016 in the Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law.” She has presented on topics including professionalism, legal malpractice, electronic discovery, and appellate practice.
Throughout her career, Sarah has been involved in many professional organizations dedicated to enhancing and improving the practice of law and legal profession. Sarah is actively engaged with many State and Local Bar Associations and Professional Organizations. At the State level, Sarah served two terms by appointment by the Supreme Court of Ohio to its Professionalism Commission; was recently re-elected to serve on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Council of Delegates; was appointed by the Ohio State Bar Association to its Future of the Profession Commission; has served on several Ohio State Bar Association Advisory Boards and committees; and was a member of the inaugural class of the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy.
She is serving her second term on the Toledo Bar Association’s Board of Trustees and has served on its Pro Bono Advisory Board for multiple terms, in addition to her service on many other TBA Committees. Sarah is a Past President of the Toledo Jr. Bar Association, a Past President of the Toledo Women’s Bar Association, and a Barrister in the American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter. In 2016, Sarah served on the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Northern District of Ohio.
Outside of serving her clients and the legal profession, Sarah is very active in the Toledo community. She is engaged in a wide variety of boards and organizations, including the Board of Trustees of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (President), the Children’s Theatre Workshop (Past President), Mom’s House Sisters-in-Law Mentoring Program, The University of Toledo College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, The University of Toledo Law Alumni Association Board of Governors, ABLE/LAWO Boards of Directors (Vice President), the ABLE/LAWO Emerging Leaders Council (Founding Chair, 2011), and the City of Toledo’s Walbridge Park Advisory Board. Sarah is also an Engage Toledo Ambassador, as a graduate of the City of Toledo’s 2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy.
Sarah’s professional endeavors and community service have been recognized through her receipt of several awards, including the 2018 YWCA Milestones Award for Volunteerism, 2015 Toledo 20 Under 40 Award, 2015 Ohio State Bar Foundation Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under, 2013 Toledo Bar Association Trustees’ Award, 2013 Crosby Award from the Toledo Botanical Gardens, “Queen Sancha” for the 2013 Old West End Festival, 2012 Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Commendation, and 2009 University of Toledo College of Law Outstanding New Exemplar.
Sarah graduated from The University of Michigan in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction in English and Communications. She obtained her law degree, cum laude, from The University of Toledo College of Law in 2006. During law school, she served as Executive Editor of The University of Toledo Law Review.
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Toledo, OH, 43604
The University of Michigan (B.A. 2002, with distinction)
University of Toledo (J.D. 2006, cum laude)
University of Toledo Law Review, Executive Editor
All Ohio Courts
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit