Sarah is an associate with Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter, PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Joel M. Flaum and on the Northern District of Illinois for the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr. Sarah began her career as an associate in the litigation group at Sidley Austin LLP. There, Sarah gained broad experience in both state and federal court representing individuals and corporations in securities and shareholder litigation, contract disputes, and SEC investigations.
Additionally, Sarah has an active pro bono practice focused on vindicating the rights of individuals in the criminal justice system. She successfully argued an appeal that resulted in the resentencing and release of an individual unconstitutionally sentenced to life imprisonment. In addition, she has successfully appealed the denial of an individual’s veterans benefits and has assisted numerous clients in obtaining asylum and lawful permanent resident status. Sarah serves as a team teaching member of the University of Chicago Law School Intensive Trial Practice Workshop and served on the Young Professionals Board of the John Howard Association.
Sarah graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as the Executive Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum and represented indigent clients in federal court as a student with the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. She earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in English and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-Joseph Henry Beale Prize for best performance in University of Chicago Law School Legal Research and Writing section
-Ann Watson Barber Award for outstanding service to the University of Chicago Law School
Sarah is a member of the Illinois bar and is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.