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Overview

With a strong background in medical and scientific legal matters, Sarah supports the firm’s toxic tort attorneys as they defend manufacturers and businesses across the country.

Sarah has worked in the legal industry since her undergraduate years, when she first discovered how much she enjoyed the opportunities law firm work afforded her to dig deeply into the details of cases. She has worked full-time for various firms for nearly 15 years, with eight years as a paralegal. Sarah remains especially passionate about research.

Sarah began her career at a medical malpractice firm before moving into the world of asbestos and toxic tort litigation. She is extensively familiar with cases involving medical detail and scientific questions, and she has in-depth experience researching defenses that rest on plaintiff genetics and family history—a significant focus of her work at Husch Blackwell. Sarah also works frequently with expert witnesses, assisting in determining which witnesses to retain.

Known for her focus on details and gift for finding and resolving the smallest errors, Sarah is used to the fast-paced and deadline-driven nature of litigation. Clients appreciate her ability to stay cool under pressure and can have confidence that every detail will be taken care of.


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Education

  • B.S., University of Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Kansas City Paralegal Association, 2017-2021


*Contact Sarah to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Kansas City office.
Experience
  • Supports attorneys with legal research, fact investigation, document management, witness interviews, deposition and trial preparation.
  • Prepare complex analyses of medical records, deposition transcripts, employment files, factual information and historical databases to determine strategy for case proceedings including retention of experts, settlement negotiations and trial.
  • Work closely with attorneys and potential experts to determine whom to retain, as well as obtain pertinent materials needed for review.
Outside the Office

Sarah is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan and has attended at least one game a year since age eight (with the exception of 2020). When she’s at home, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, a Bearded Collie, Oliver, and a Boxer Lab mix, Maui. Sarah also coaches cross fit.

Much of Sarah’s free time is devoted to her “little sister” via Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sydne. Sarah and Sydne—now a teenager—have been connected since Sydne was eight years old.

Community Leadership

Sarah combines her love for Chiefs football and her love for her community by attending as many Chiefs fundraising events as possible. Most recently, she attended the Tyreek Hill’s Foundation Celebrity Basketball Game at Kansas City’s Boys and Girls Club, as well as Mecole Hardman’s event at Top Golf benefitting Friends in Service of Heroes.

Sarah has also participated in the Children’s Center for Visually Impaired Trolley Run to raise money for services for kids with vision impairments. She is especially passionate about the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, where she has volunteered since 2013.

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