Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that Sara Ann Brown has joined the Firm’s litigation team in Dallas.
Sara is an experienced litigator who represents clients in high-stakes complex litigation. She works with clients through every stage of litigation, from preliminary negotiations to trials and appeals on a wide variety of disputes, including business and public-policy disputes. Sara previously worked as a law clerk for Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas before joining Gardere Wynne Swell LLP (now Foley & Lardner LLP).
“Sara is a fantastic litigator who fights passionately for clients,” said Jenny Ecklund, a litigation partner in Dallas. “Our team will benefit from Sara’s skills and experience and her drive to obtain the best possible results for clients. We’re proud of the amazing work she’s done with the Innocence Project and other community causes.”
“I’m thrilled to join the team at Thompson Coburn,” said Sara. “In addition to a strong national bench and a reputation for excellence, I was impressed by the Firm’s demonstrated commitment to civic and community involvement, and building diversity in the legal profession. I am honored to join a team of passionate advocates committed to their clients, people, and communities.”
Sara joins a team of 25 attorneys in the Firm’s Dallas office. “Since we opened this office in March 2020 with four attorneys, we have focused on building a talented and diverse team to best serve our clients,” said Nicole Williams, managing partner of the Dallas office. “This commitment to diversity has fueled our growth. Currently, more than 90 percent of our Dallas attorneys are diverse — ethnic/racial minorities, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, or women.”
Since moving to Dallas in 2012 after her clerkship, Sara has established deep roots in North Texas. In January 2021, her work with the Innocence Project secured the release of Rosa Jimenez, a Texas woman who served nearly two decades in prison after a wrongful murder conviction. And Sara is the immediate-past president and a longtime board member of Youth180, Inc., one of the few licensed adolescent outpatient treatment centers in Dallas providing trauma-responsive counseling, prevention, intervention and education services to youth and their families.
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