Sarah Schade’s practice is primarily focused on defending complex defense litigation matters, specifically, 42 U.S.C § 1983 and medical malpractice claims. Sarah has experience serving clients in the landscapes of corrections defense, government defense, and municipality defense.
While studying at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Sarah was committed to philanthropic activities, including, but not limited to, volunteering for the Advanced Directives Clinic, Domestic Relations Clinic, Tucson Homeless Court, and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona. She also received several awards and honors, including a CALI Award for the highest grade in Legal Research, CALI Award for the highest grade in Mediation, Pass with Honors designation in Legal Writing, and March 2012 Volunteer of the Month from the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program.
Sarah honed her legal writing and oral advocacy skills while working as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jacqueline Rateau at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Judicial Intern for the Honorable Danelle Liwski on the Family Law Bench at Pima County Superior Court, Legal Intern for the University of Arizona Legal Services, and Political Intern for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the United States House of Representatives. Sarah also taught a series of legal courses at the Pima County Juvenile Court Center.
Sarah is a trained mediator by the Office of the Attorney General in the State of Arizona. She is proficient in both written and spoken Spanish. She is also a published author where, as a member of the Arizona Law Review, she published a Note titled “Reining In the Predatory Nature of For-Profit Colleges.”