A runner, knitter, deer hunter, mother, wife and attorney living just outside the Twin Cities with her husband (Jason), four children (Esme, Mina, Roland, and Walter), dog (Fletcher), cat (Oreo) and four chickens (Belina, Sandslash, R2D2, and Starlight).
Sarah approaches the practice of law with an emphasis on client service. She learned from her father at a very young age that lawyering is about serving your clients first and foremost. What that looks like in practice is a business model that focuses on frequent client communication, availability of the attorney to the client and a teamwork approach between attorney and client in the case development and direction. Sarah is compassionate and empathetic. Her goal in every client interaction is to ensure the client feels heard and validated, and that their questions are addressed.
Sarah’s practice focuses exclusively on Social Security Disability law. She specializes in this area is because it allows her to help chronically ill and injured people get the benefits to which they are entitled. The Social Security disability application and appeals process is overly complex and the deck is stacked against the applicant. Many claimants are led to believe they can complete the process without an attorney, and then give up somewhere along the way because the appeals process and deadlines are overwhelming. Outcomes for claimants are much better overall when people have the assistance of a professional.
Sarah graduated with a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and English from the University of St. Thomas (Go Tommies!). Attending Minnesota schools for education allowed Sarah to begin tapping into her legal network while still obtaining her education. She gives back to both schools as an adjunct professor at the now-named Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and through the University of St. Thomas’ mentor program.