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.