Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice
Sarah joined the BDS Family Defense Practice in June 2014. She received her B.A. from Haverford College in 2005 and her J.D. from Fordham University in 2010.
Before joining BDS, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and to Hon. Boyce F. Martin in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Following her clerkships, Sarah joined Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler as a litigation associate. While at Patterson Belknap, she worked on a variety of civil matters and dedicated many hours to the pro bono representation of civilian detainees in a suit against a military contractor.
During law school, Sarah interned at the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she represented inmates on death row. She also participated in the International Justice Clinic where she assisted in the representation of an individual detained at Guantanamo Bay. At Fordham, Sarah was a Notes & Articles Editor on the Fordham Law Review.
Prior to law school, Sarah worked as a paralegal at the Federal Defenders of New York. She grew up in Maryland and has been living in New York City for more than seven years. She is honored to represent parents as part of BDS’s Family Defense Practice.