Overview

Sara is a partner at Vorys and a member of the litigation group.  Sara focuses her practice on the defense of toxic tort and product liability matters.  She has significant experience in these matters stemming from her years of representing defendants in the hotbed jurisdictions of Illinois and Missouri.  Her clients have included industrial product manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, premises owners and clients in the transportation industries.  These clients have ranged from small, family owned companies, to large Fortune 500 companies.  Sara serves as part of the national coordinating counsel team for certain defendants in asbestos litigation matters assisting with the coordination of litigation and strategy in the key jurisdictions across the country.  In this role, she works to develop new experts and identify key defenses for various claims.  She works with her clients to proactively manage litigation matters in a manner that addresses her client’s key concerns.

In addition, Sara has significant experience in the management of high volume and complex litigation.  She has successfully implemented unique strategies to reduce large inventories of cases, reduce settlement values as well as defense costs and to limit the frequency of naming in new suits for some clients.  Sara also has experience defending product manufacturers in large MDL product liability cases.

Sara also has a background in medical issues which allows her to critically evaluate injury claims and work with expert witnesses.  Since 2015, Sara has been named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of Illinois Emerging Lawyers.  Only two percent of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40 or who have been licensed to practice for 10 years or less earn this distinction.

Sara received her J.D. from the Southern Illinois University School of Law and her B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Professional & Community Activities

Kellsie’s Hope Foundation, Volunteer

Madison County Bar Association, Member

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

The Missouri Bar, Member

American Bar Association, Member

News & Insights

Industries

Education

Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2006

Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Ohio practice temporarily authorized pending admission under Gov. Bar R. I, Sec. 19
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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