In early 2020, Sara came to Lanzone Morgan. After working at a catastrophic personal injury firm, Sara was eager to find another firm where she could advocate for those who cannot fight such significant and difficult battles alone.
Sara’s interest in the law began in her third year of college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo when she decided to switch majors from Animal Science, and some very wise attorney friends and family suggested she explore the legal field. She assisted an attorney in trial and instantly knew that the courtroom was where she belonged, not just because of her passion for the law, but because of the opportunity, it presented to help people at their most vulnerable. Following that trial, Sara immediately switched her major to Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law and started off as a legal secretary in a small firm. She later became a judicial intern for two judges and graduated from Cal Poly cum laude with honors.
Following her undergraduate education, Sara attended Chapman University Fowler School of Law on a full merit scholarship. At Chapman, she participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution competition team, Criminal Justice Dispute Resolution Clinic, and Alona Cortese Elder Law Clinic and acted as the research assistant for the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, an Academic Fellow for Evidence, a fellow for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and a law clerk at various firms. Sara also worked as a secretary for OUTLaw, an LGBT ally/support group, and became a mentor for incoming law students. Her academics reflected the effort she put forth as she received six CALI awards for earning the highest grade in each class, graduating in the top 15% overall alongside her now-husband, Alexander. Together, Sara and Alexander passed the California Bar Exam on the first try, and both later came to Lanzone Morgan to pursue their mutually shared dream of advocating for those in need.
In addition to her time at the Elder Law Clinic, Sara has a personal motivation for fighting for the victims of elder abuse: her grandmother, who suffered from dementia, lived in an assisted living facility where she was a victim of terrible abuse and neglect. Sara’s love for her grandmother and the trauma she experienced at the hands of neglectful caregivers motivates her to fight for elders and dependent adults to ensure that others do not suffer as her grandmother did. Sara brings this unique perspective and passion to her work every day and has quickly become recognized for her compassion and understanding of the suffering of our clients and their families, as well as the strong relationships she builds with each of them.
Sara loves working with our clients to not only get them the best results possible but to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the litigation process and get the closure that they deserve. She strives to be both a fierce litigator and a source of emotional support for each and every client she works with. For Sara, it is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to fight for our clients alongside such an incredible team.