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About Sara

Straightforward product liability counsel informed by litigation experience

Sara Scullen is an experienced litigator who provides guidance on product liability, premise liability and personal injury matters to a wide range of product manufacturers, including those who manufacture large industrial equipment, medical devices, alcohol beverages and motor vehicles. Her straightforward and cost-effective counsel and defense strategies help clients facing product defense and negligence claims, product recalls, lemon laws and toxic exposure claims. She also represents clients in complex litigation matters, particularly in the construction industry.

Previously, Sara spent more than 20 years in public service, as both an assistant district attorney in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and a court commissioner in Waukesha County Circuit Court. In these roles, she gained invaluable experience both trying and presiding over cases, as well as advising and training members of the judiciary.

Sara is deeply committed to giving back to the community, including through pro bono work. She volunteers her time helping a domestic abuse hotline, pursuing injunctions for victims of violence and working to gain special immigration status for children in Wisconsin.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2024: Commercial Litigation) 

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Waukesha County Bar Association, board member and member

News & Insights

  • “Judicial Roundtable - COVID-19 and it's Impact on the Bench”
    Waukesha County Circuit Court
  • "Milwaukee County Juvenile Court Judicial Retreat - Child Safety"
  • "Waukesha County GAL Seminar – Case Law Update"
    Waukesha County Circuit Court
  • "District 10 Judicial Training"
    Barron County Circuit Court
  • "Child Welfare and the Courts Legislative Update"
    Statewide Convention
  • "The Role of a Lawyer in Problem Solving Courts"
    Marquette Law School
  • "Child Safety Decision Making Model"
    Wisconsin Juvenile Court Clerks Assoc. Annual Conference
  • "Temporary Physical Custody Hearing and Child Safety Decision Making"
    Child Welfare Law Orientation for Judges
  • "Guardianship: The-Not-As-Permanent Permanency Option"
    Child Welfare Law Orientation for Judges
  • "Permanency Hearings: What to Know and How to Make Them Matter"
    Child Welfare Law Orientation for Judges
  • "Child Safety Decision Making Model and Juvenile Law"
    Marquette Law School
  • "Child Safety Decision Making Model for Judges"
    Judicial Conference
  • "Ethics of Children's Court Practice: Ethics Panel Discussion with Judges and Commissioners"
  • "Wisconsin Adoption Law"
    Wisconsin Juvenile Court Clerks Assoc. Annual Conference
  • "Guardianships and Child Care Power of Attorneys"
    Marquette University
  • "Child Safety Re-Boot"
    Children’s Court Center
  • "Child Safety Re-Boot"
    Children’s Court Center
  • "Child Safety Re-Boot"
    Children’s Court Center
  • "A Day For Meta House"
  • "A Day For Meta House"
  • "The Court and Child Welfare: Moving from a Meaningful Connection to Making a Meaningful Change"
    National Association of Counsel for Children
  • "Access to Children’s Court Records"
    GAL Training
  • "Milwaukee County Joint Protocol on Child Abuse and Neglect"


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