University of Texas at Austin School of Law,
Staff editor, American Journal of Criminal Law
Student attorney, Criminal Defense Clinic
Wichita State University,
B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2008
Texas USDC, Eastern District
Texas US Bank Ct, Northern District
Texas USDC, Southern District
Texas USDC, Western District
Texas USDC, Northern District
US Ct Appeals, 5th Circuit (LA, MS, TX)
US Ct Appeals, 6th Circuit (KY, MI, OH, TN)
American Bar Association
Member, Section of Litigation
Vice Chair, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee
Dallas Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" (by BL Rankings) 2021-2024
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law
Thompson Coburn LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Senior Counsel, 2020-2022
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Judicial Intern for the Hon. Harry Lee Hudspeth, 2010
Pro bono counsel
Chair, Board of Directors
University of North Texas School of Law
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 has frequently collaborated with bankruptcy colleagues on financial restructuring matters, including appearing on behalf of trustees and debtors in contested matters and adversary proceedings involving fraudulent transfer claims and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties.
In addition to work on behalf of her clients, Sara has demonstrated a strong commitment to her community and providing pro bono legal services. In January 2021, her work with the Innocence Project secured the release of Rosa Jimenez, an Austin, Texas, woman who served nearly two decades in prison after a wrongful murder conviction. Sara is also 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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