Sarah Youngblood-Bates



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When it came to choosing a profession, Sarah Youngblood-Bates took care of that matter early, deciding at the age of seven that she was going to become a lawyer. It turns out she made the right choice and her career has continued to demonstrate a similar measure of prescience and conviction.

As a litigator, Sarah has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of cases, focusing primarily on labor and employment, commercial law, catastrophic personal injury, and environmental litigation. As an employment litigator, she has defended claims for failure to accommodate disabilities, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination, as well as age, disability, gender and religious discrimination. She has defended commercial and catastrophic personal injury cases in state and federal courts and she possesses a deep background in employment law, offering extensive experience in civil trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings.

Sarah is also skilled at managing the complex process of large-scale discovery production and review, working tirelessly to retain experts, prepare key depositions, take depositions, and draft and argue dispositive motion practice. Although she doesn’t back down from a battle and is excited and ready to take any case to trial, Sarah has a proven track record of resolving matters before trial so as to limit her clients’ exposure and save them money.

  • Education

      • University of California - Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006, with honors, Hastings Moot Court Student of the Year
      • University of California - Berkeley, B.S., Environmental Sciences, 2003

    Bar Admissions

      • California
      • Nevada
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Professional Memberships

    • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

    Honors & Awards

    • Northern California Rising Star, Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers (2013-2017)

    Speeches & Presentations

    • “Compliance Across the Supply Chain – CA’s Supply Chain Transparency Act and Other State and Federal Requirements,” (panelist) LexisNexis Emerging Issues Webinar Series (May 9, 2012)