Sara grew up in South Dakota and received a B.A. from South Dakota State University from the Honors College and graduated magna cum laude. She then graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2009. While in law school, she spent two summers interning at the United State’s Attorney’s Office.
After law school, Sara had the honor of clerking for ten judges in the Second Judicial Circuit of South Dakota, which covers both Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties. Sara then joined Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP as an associate. In 2013, Sara became a deputy state’s attorney for Minnehaha County working primarily in the civil section of the State’s Attorney’s Office. As Deputy State’s Attorney, she was able to gain appellate experience. She returned to the Johnson Janklow Abdallah in November 2016.
Sara practices in all areas of civil litigation including civil rights, constitutional law, employment law - employee, insurance law, personal injury - plaintiff, professional malpractice law and sexual harassment. Sara became a partner in 2018.
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
XLH Network, Inc., Board of Directors, January 2018-present
It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.
The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.
Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.