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Overview

Sierra represents clients in complex, high-stakes commercial litigation, developing tailored strategies to reach the best resolution possible.

With a passion for the challenge of solving difficult problems, Sierra was drawn to litigation from the beginning of her career—the more complicated, the better. She focuses her practice on representing sophisticated organizations with intricate structures in high-value matters and bet-the-company cases.

From trade secret litigation to healthcare and medical defense, Sierra’s practice covers a wide breadth of litigation. Her experience navigating the complex world of commercial litigation allows her to assist each client with their unique needs. Sierra has handled both bench and jury trials, as well as settlement negotiations.

Known as a highly collaborative professional, Sierra sees legal representation as a partnership. She works closely with in-house teams so that litigation strategies are in line with clients’ goals and needs, and she is also skilled at working with opposing counsel when appropriate to negotiate resolutions. Sierra readily understands the stress of litigation, and she walks alongside clients to help them make the best decisions for their businesses, even in moments of high emotions. She also aims to ensure that all representation and strategies are cost-effective for clients.

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Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law
    • University of Dayton Law Review, Outside Articles Editor, Staff Writer
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati
    • International Affairs

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Young Lawyers Section, Board Member
  • Kansas City Metro Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Gen KC, Board Member
Experience
  • In pro bono representation, secured dismissal of charges against auto dealer charged with failing to pay sales tax on vehicles bought at out-of-state auctions.
  • Won summary judgment for independent farm data company in case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
Case Studies
Farmobile LLC

Farmobile secured a complete defense victory in enterprise-threatening trade secret litigation.

News Releases | August 19, 2020
Husch Blackwell Scores Eighth Circuit Win for Farmobile in Trade Secret Dispute

The earlier court ruling granted summary judgment to Farmobile.

Outside the Office

A Kansas City and Cincinnati sports fan who likes to stay active, Sierra enjoys playing softball, cycling and attending sporting events. She’s also a frequent traveler.

Community Leadership
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame
  • Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel
  • KCMBA Pro Bono Champion, October 2018