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Sarah Fontana



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Sarah is a member of the Walter Haverfield Litigation team and focuses her practice on civil matters. She has drafted opinions and motions, conducted settlement conferences and worked on depositions and mediations under judicial direction. Prior to Walter Haverfield, she worked as a staff attorney for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, assisting with civil and criminal hearings and trials. As an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Sarah conducted trials and represented the State of Ohio in a variety of hearings and court appearances.



  • Assisted judges with civil and criminal hearings and trials, reviewed and researched legal issues and made recommendations
  • Drafted opinions, findings of fact, and other various documents for judicial review and approval
  • Handled dozens of cases at every stage of the pre-trial process for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Wrote and filed motions, responses to defense filings, and briefs for the State of Ohio
  • Facilitated and maintained contact with victims of criminal conduct
  • Assisted prosecuting attorneys with all aspects of pretrial work and legal research
  • Supported law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels in criminal investigations while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Researched and drafted a variety of motions and responses to defense filings