Sara Blackwell

President and attorney at The Blackwell Firm.

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Sara Blackwell teaches Employment Law at University of South Florida in Tampa and she is a published author. Sara Blackwell has worked for large defense firms and for the United States of America for most of her legal career. Ms. Blackwell recently started her own firm for the purpose of being able to provide quality, fair priced, employment and legal representation on a personal level.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Sarasota Inn of Court
Sarasota Diversity Committee

LICENSED:

Louisiana, since 2002.

Clients, whether companies or individuals, deserve personal attention, accessibility to their attorney and quality representation at a fair price.

  • Louisiana Middle District Federal District Court, since March 2011.
  • Florida, since July 2011.
  • Middle, Southern and Northern Federal Districts of Florida since 2011.

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
  • Graduated Order of the Coif in May of 2002. Remained in top 5% during entire tenure.
  • Law Review in 2000-2001.
  • Awarded Gene Hearn Memorial Scholarship in 2000-2001.
  • Awarded a scholarship fee waiver in 2001-2002.
  • Awarded Taylor-Porter Memorial Scholarship in 2001-2002.
  • Chancellor’s List in fall of 1999, spring of 2000, fall of 2000 and fall of 2001.
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.
  • Graduated with an overall average of 3.633 in May of 1999.
  • President’s Honor List in fall of 1998, spring of 1998 and fall of 1997.
  • Honor Roll List in spring of 1997 and fall of 1996.

LEGAL EMPLOYMENT:

  • Williams, Parker. January 6, 2014 – January 15, 2015. Personal injury, health care law, medical malpractice, complex litigation, license issues with the Board of Architecture and Interior Design, and obtained trial experience.
  • Cole, Scott, Kissane. November 2011 to 2014. Employment defense, security negligence defense, personal injury defense and insurance agency professional liability defense.
  • Lynch & Robbins. Civil defense, administrative law and employment law.
  • Law Office of Goldie Domingue. 2007-2011. Immigration attorney on a part-time basis.
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana. June 2003-August 2005. Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division. Represented the United States in employment cases, medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
  • Federal District Law Clerk for Federal District Judge Rebecca Doherty. August 2002-June 2003. Draft legal memorandums and motions. Participate in telephone conferences and adversarial hearings with the attorneys for each party. Discuss intricate legal issues with the Judge and attorneys.
  • Department of Justice, Environmental Torts Division. May 2001-July 2001. Summer internship. Duties: Teach step aerobics, power punch aerobics, water aerobics and resistance training.

WRITING:

  • “Destiny of One”. Published novel.
  • Jambalaya News. Position: writer and regular contributor. 2009-2010.
  • Times Southwest. Position: writer and regular contributor. 2008-2009.
  • City Social of Baton Rouge. Position: writer and regular contributor. 2008-2009.

LANGUAGES:

  • Spanish