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Biography

Sarah practices in the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities team.  She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where the Faculty voted her the Most Outstanding Senior in Law. Sarah applies vast knowledge of federal laws and procedure as well as her outstanding writing skills to help clients successfully negotiate and close complex real estate transactions.

After graduating, Sarah clerked for Judges Simpson and Lindsay on the Western District of Kentucky.  She went on to litigate at a boutique Louisville firm specializing in complex commercial and healthcare litigation throughout the nation.  Additionally, she has clerked for Judge Justin R. Walker on the Western District of Kentucky and on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is widely regarded as the nation’s second-highest court.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Sarah brings wide-ranging clerkship and litigation experience to the complex world of commercial mortgage-backed securities financing.  Most recently, she completed a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, widely regarded as the nation’s second-highest court, where she worked on some of the nation’s most complex federal lawsuits.

Education

Law School

University of Louisville, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude

Graduate School

University of Louisville, M.A., History, 2012

Undergraduate School

Murray State University, 2010, History, 2010, summa cum laude

Clerkships

Sarah served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Circuit Judge Justin R. Walker; District Judge Justin R. Walker

Bar Memberships

Sarah is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2015

Courts

Sarah is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Western District of Kentucky

Eastern District of Kentucky

Southern District of Indiana

United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Outstanding Graduating Senior in Law, University of Louisville, 2015

William Marshall Bullitt Award for Highest Grade in Constitutional Law, University of Louisville, 2013

Highest Grades in Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure: Judicial Process; Employment Discrimination, University of Louisville, 2013-2015

Major Publications

Sarah is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Only the KY Supreme Court can fix the bar exam fiasco once and for all, Lexington Herald Leader, December 15, 2020