Sara’s practice is predominantly in the area of employment litigation. She represents both employees and employers in a variety of cases, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and whistleblower claims in both the private and public sectors. Drawing from her earlier career in banking management, Sara also advises employers on matters including employee policies, training, leave guidelines, and the discipline and termination process.
While attending the University of San Diego, School of Law, Sara served on the Graduate Student Council and as Vice President of the Student Body Association. She also chaired the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, Mentorship Program, and Student Orientation. During her time in law school, Sara developed a broad base of legal experience. She interned for the San Diego County District Attorney’s office in the gangs and family protection divisions, worked for the Oceanside City Attorney, and clerked for the San Diego Superior Court. Sara rounded out her legal education with experience in the private sector working for both employment and personal injury law firms. During law school, Sara received the Outstanding Oral Argument Award for her Lawyering Skills I class, was a Student Leader Scholarship recipient, and was awarded the Wiley W. Manual Award for her volunteer service with the Pro Bono Legal Advocates Clinic.
Sara is licensed to practice law in the State of California. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, and the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, where she is currently Co-Chair of the Equality in Action committee. Sara is also an alumni of the Luis M. Welch Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a nationwide association of judges and lawyers committed to the preservation of ethics and civility in the practice of law. Sara is also a contributing author for several publications including the UIA International Association of Lawyer’s 2018 Current Trends in Start-Ups and Crowdfinancing, and the Practicing Law Institute’s Employment Law Yearbook for 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Outside of work, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.