Sara is a partner with Walter Haverfield’s Litigation and Labor & Employment groups located in Cleveland, Ohio. She concentrates on civil and commercial litigation – in particular, labor and employment litigation – as well as white-collar criminal defense. Sara is a well-versed trial lawyer, with more than 15 years of experience in both state and federal courts. She also has extensive experience in the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), including properly retrieving, culling, reviewing, and producing ESI under the federal and Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. She is knowledgeable regarding document database creation and management, live data and back-up tape document restoration, various production formats, privilege and work product protection, and the preservation of data and metadata to avoid spoliation.
Sara attended Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, where she earned her B.A. in political science. She graduated magna cum laude in the Stephen J. Laut, S.J., Honors Program and received the school’s prestigious Collegian of the Year award. Sara then attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law. While at CWRU, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® for both Pretrial Practice and 2nd Amendment Studies/Firearms Regulation.
Sara is member of the Federal, American, Ohio, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.