Overview

Sarah focuses her practice on environmental- and energy-related litigation, regulatory compliance, and permitting. She handles complex litigation and regulatory matters under federal, state, and local environmental and permitting laws as well as advises clients on environmental compliance prior to disputes arising.

Sarah has experience drafting memoranda, motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and discovery requests in federal and state courts. She also reviews and manages large-scale document reviews to assist clients in a variety of circumstances including litigation discovery, company transitions, and settlement discussions. Sarah’s experience helps her to swiftly absorb key case facts, understand client goals, and quickly turn to developing creative potential solutions.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2019, summa cum laude
      Order of the Coif
      Order of Barristers
      CALI Awards in Civil Procedures 1, Contracts, Legislation, Federal Jurisdiction
      Indiana Law Journal, Online Editor
      ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Philadelphia Regional: Semifinalist, Best Respondent’s Brief (2019)
      Sherman Minton Moot Court Executive Board, Executive Problem Writer
      Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Judicial Extern
    • Ferris State University, B.S., Business Administration, 2015, magna cum laude
    • Ferris State University, A.A.S., Legal Studies, 2015, magna cum laude
    • Joliet Junior College, A.A., 2013, high honors

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

          Professional Memberships

          • Public Interest Law Initiative, Alumni Network Leadership Council, PILI Graduate Fellow Representative (2019)
        • Insights

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          Other Publications

          • “‘You Have the Data’ . . . The Writ of Habeas Data and Other Data Protection Rights: Is the United States Falling Behind?” Indiana Law Journal Supplement, Vol. 94 (2018) 

          Speeches & Presentations

          • “Accessing Justice: The Interplay of Design Thinking, Legal Education, and Technology,” Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equity, Access to Justice Symposium, Bloomington, Ind. (Feb. 2017)
        • Citizenship

          Pro Bono Activities

          During her time as a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellow at the UIC John Marshall Veterans Support Legal Center and Clinic, Sarah worked closely with veterans to complete discharge upgrades and veteran’s benefits appeals.

          Civic and Charitable Memberships

          • Girl Scouts of America
          • American Legion Auxiliary