Sarah is a litigation attorney and co-chair of the White Collar Defense & Internal Investigations Group. She helps business owners and public leaders navigate crises by safeguarding their rights and protecting them from government overreach. Sarah’s experience includes:
In her civil litigation practice, Sarah defends public and private entities in civil rights cases and represents businesses in complex commercial disputes. She has represented clients in both state and federal court on breach of contract claims and business torts (including fraud and misrepresentation). She assists businesses and individuals with obtaining licenses to work as private investigators. She is also a member of the appellate and post-trial practice group, having handled numerous appeals.
Sarah has a robust pro bono practice. She works with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s Court Assisted Re-Entry Program (CARE), which helps individuals re-enter society following incarceration. She is a member of the federal court’s Criminal Justice Act panel, through which she represents indigent federal defendants. She also provides assistance to military veterans facing legal challenges, including criminal charges.
Prior to joining McNees, Sarah was a law clerk for The Late Honorable William W. Caldwell, United States District Judge. She graduated summa cum laude from Penn State Law in 2013.
Sarah proudly serves as a member of the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, the Harrisburg Rotary Club, and the Dauphin County Bar Association Board of Directors. She was a member of the Leadership Harrisburg Class of 2020, and a 2021 recipient of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award.
University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude
Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., summa cum laude
Dauphin County Bar Association, Board of Directors
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Federal Bar Association – Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter
American Bar Association – Criminal Justice Section
Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
Harrisburg Rotary Club
Leadership Harrisburg Class of 2020
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
July 12, 2022 - Examining the Intersection of Medical Negligence and Criminal Law in Pa
The Legal Intellegencer RaDonda Vaught’s case has led to vigorous opposition from various medical professional interest groups that object to what they view as essentially the criminalization of mistakes, which are inherent in a health care setting.