Ms. Sarah Wright Rubenstein

Ms. Sarah Wright Rubenstein

Mickes Goldman O'Toole LLC
  • Business Law, Environmental Law
  • Illinois, Kansas, Missouri
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Summary

I have maintained a general civil litigation practice in the metropolitan St. Louis area for more than eighteen years. I have experience in state and federal court, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. The majority of my practice involves representing businesses, but I also occasionally assist individuals as well. I have handled case across a wide spectrum of practice areas, and have a subspecialty in environmental litigation. I traditionally bill on an hourly basis, but am open to alternative billing arrangements.

Education
The University of Chicago Law School
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Staff Member, The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable
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Amherst College
B.A. | Environmental Health Science
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors Thesis: The Evolution of Virulence in Shigella and its Implications for Water Purification in Developing Countries.
Activities: Captain, Equestrian Team
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Mickes Goldman O'Toole LLC
- Current
Member of Firm's business practice group. Manage firm's business litigation practice and counsel business clients on a wide range of business issues. Represent client in suit against former employee for theft of trade secrets. Pursue mechanic's lien claims on behalf of contractors. Represent landlord in rent and possession actions. Defend school districts in delinquent taxation actions and various trust actions.
Of Counsel
Devereux Murphy/Sher Corwin
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Of Counsel in civil litigation practice. Handled trade secrets litigation brought by alternative energy start-up. Successfully represented national car wash and gas station business in insurance coverage matter. Defended trade secret dispute brought against fuel additive technology company.
Of Counsel
Schultz & Associates
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Of counsel in civil litigation practice. Managed litigation for clients impacted by leaking underground petroleum pipeline. Represented landowners and other defendants in benzene and toxic tort actions. Managed and assisted with successful defense of superfund litigation brought against client in connection with Sauget, Illinois waste site. Assisted with several federal appeals.
Staff Attorney
Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at Washington University School of Law
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Managed all phases of regulatory, administrative, and environmental litigation matters pursued on behalf of clinic’s public interest clients. Supervised and taught law students staffing cases, assisted with planning and teaching of weekly seminar. Representative cases included appeals of NPDES permits issued to corporate hog farms; a challenge to failure of state to regulate air emissions from concentrated animal farms; a challenge to NPDES and Clean Air Act permits issued to area steel company; and participation in state water quality rulemaking process.
Associate
Schultz & Little
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Of counsel in civil litigation practice. Managed litigation for clients impacted by leaking underground petroleum pipeline. Represented landowners and other defendants in benzene and toxic tort actions. Managed and assisted with successful defense of superfund litigation brought against client in connection with Sauget, Illinois waste site. Assisted with several federal appeals.
Associate
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
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Practiced in firm's environmental and litigation departments, with special emphasis in environmental and insurance law and litigation. Counseled clients on applicable environmental laws and regulations. Handled numerous litigation matters, including class action cases, insurance coverage cases, superfund, ERISA, False Claims Act qui tam cases and franchise dispute cases. Advised clients on regulatory requirements for environmental risk management programs. Deposed plaintiffs and witnesses in asbestos products liability cases.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Injunctions under NEPA after Weinberger v. Romero-Barcelo and Amoco Production Co. v. Village of Gambell
Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal
CERCLA's Contribution to the Federal Brownfields Problem: A Proposal for Federal Reform
University of Chicago Law School Roundtable
Professional Associations
Board of Trustees, Forsyth School
Member
- Current
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Forsyth School Parent Organization
Co-Chair
- Current
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ABA
Member
- Current
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BAMSL
Member
- Current
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Missouri Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Kansas
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Missouri
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Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Typically bill on an hourly basis, but open to alternative fee arrangements.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Mickes O'Toole
555 Maryville University Drive
Suite 240
St. Louis, MO 63141
USA
Telephone: (314) 878-5600