Sarah E. Finch

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If you’d like to know how some of the judges in the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit think, you might want to ask Sarah Finch. She’s spent several years around them, first interning as a law student and then clerking after earning her J.D. That’s where Sarah first honed her skills in litigation, legal research, opinion writing, and trial and case management. Couple that with Sarah’s considerable experience as an elementary school teacher and tutor, and you’ve got a powerful, civic‐minded litigator with the ability to command the room and make difficult concepts accessible to a fifth grader.

Sarah is committed to public service and spends her free time volunteering as a literacy tutor through Tutoring Chicago. She also serves as a remote crisis counselor through Crisis Text Line and has recently joined its Legal Advisory Board. When she’s not volunteering or spending time with family, you can find Sarah picking up an occasional spin class and indulging in reality television.


  • Education

      • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude
        • Honors at Entrance Scholarship
        • CALI Awards in Legal Writing and Education Litigation
        • Senior Editor, Children’s Legal Rights Journal
        • Contracts Academic Tutor
        • Legal Writing Research Assistant
      • University of Notre Dame, Master of Education: Elementary Education, 2006
      • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2004

    Clerkships

      • Honorable Jorge L. Alonso, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2016‐2017)
      • Honorable Geraldine Soat Brown, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2014‐2016)
      • Honorable Michael T. Mason, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2014)
      • Judicial Extern, Honorable Ronald Guzman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2011)
      • Judicial Extern, Honorable Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2011)
      • Judicial Extern, Honorable Morton Denlow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2010)

    Bar Admissions

      • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Professional Memberships

      • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
      • State Bar of Illinois

    Community

      • Tutoring Chicago, Literacy Tutor
      • Crisis Text Line, Crisis Counselor and Legal Advisory Board Member