Sarah has both the experience and knowledge to execute intricate environmental objectives for her clients.


Sarah’s practice covers all aspects of environmental law, including regulatory compliance, permitting, litigation, and corporate and real estate transactions. She has significant experience representing clients in administrative negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency and state governmental agencies, particularly under CERCLA/Superfund, solid and hazardous waste laws, and the Clean Water Act, as well as navigating clients through complex site investigation and remediation projects. She also has experience litigating traditional environmental (cost-recovery) and environmental-adjacent (tort) claims.

Sarah’s extensive experience has resulted in environmental litigation success, providing her in-depth knowledge of compliance and permitting under federal and state environmental laws and regulations, and allowing her to develop effective strategies for clients navigating the evolving regulatory landscape around emerging contaminants, such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane. She routinely advises product and chemical manufacturers, utilities, and municipalities on compliance with state and federal PFAS regulations applicable to environmental media and/or consumer products. Sarah also advises clients on PFAS risks and mitigation strategies in business and real estate transactions. In addition, she dedicates her time to staying informed about changes in PFAS regulation at both state and federal levels.

Recent highlights include obtaining summary judgment on CERCLA liability on behalf of a performing party group and representing a client in a successful allocation in support of the performance of a $50+ million Superfund cleanup, including negotiation of cash-out settlements and performing party agreements. Sarah has served as chairperson of several potentially responsible party groups on environmental matters on the East Coast.

Prior to law school, Sarah practiced as a CPA where she reviewed federal and state corporate tax returns for a private international conglomerate with more than $10 billion in gross receipts and operations in a variety of industries, including energy, plastics, and insurance.

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Speaking Engagements

Making Sense of Recent Case Law and the Impact on Air Policy and EHS Management – REGFORM 2023 Missouri Air Compliance Seminar, Columbia, MO



Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Attorneys List, 2022

Selected to the Super Lawyers Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars list, 2023

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Midwest Innocence Project, Board of Directors, 2018-Present

American Royal, Volunteer

University of Kansas Alumni Association

American Bar Association (ABA)

Kansas Bar Association (KBA)

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)

Missouri Bar Association


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013

  • Law Review
  • CALI Excellence in Administrative Law Award
  • CALI Excellence in Deferred Compensation Award

University of Kansas, Master of Accounting and Information Systems, 2005

University of Kansas, B.A., 2004

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