Biography

Sarah takes time to go the extra mile, listening to clients' needs and providing both an answer and why it matters.

Sarah’s versatile practice spans numerous environmental media. She assists clients in regulatory compliance, enforcement actions, and civil litigation under major federal and state environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. In particular, Sarah has worked with clients to respond to developing legal issues related to:

  • Climate change and natural disasters;
  • Plastic waste;
  • PFAS; and
  • Environmental torts.

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Sarah worked at the Lower Colorado River Authority, where she advised the transmission and water quality teams on the applicability of local, state, and federal environmental regulations. She has carried her water quality experience over to Beveridge & Diamond. Sarah has helped clients navigate regional disputes related to wastewater treatment as well as develop strategies for addressing stormwater permitting issues. 

During law school, she clerked with the Environmental Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office. Additionally, Sarah worked as a research associate at the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture & Food Systems as well as a student clinician in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.

Sarah is passionate about environmental law because every day is different as our understanding of the environment constantly changes, and because environmental law provides an avenue to turn complex problems into opportunities. Outside the office, she loves to walk her dog, hike, cook, and garden.

Education

  • Southwestern University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • International Studies; Environmental Studies
    • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
  • Vermont Law School  (summa cum laude, 2018)
    • John Delemarre Award
    • Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Managing Editor

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources – Science & Technology Committee, Vice Chair (2018–present)

Community Involvement

During law school, she worked as a garden harvester at a New Hampshire family resort, Loch Lyme Lodge. Before law school, she worked as the Coordinator of Civic Engagement at Southwestern University where she co-led a week-long trip to the Gila National Forest with 20 college students.