Intuitive trial counsel litigating diverse subject matters
Sarah Parks assists clients on a wide array of litigation matters. She focuses on commercial litigation, but has substantial experience in products liability, appellate law and restrictive covenant law.
Clients benefit from her substantial trial experience, creative problem-solving and knack for connecting with juries and judges. Clients enjoy working with Sarah because she is pragmatic and solution-oriented, and her clear and efficient style makes litigation as low-stress as possible.
Experience in Action
- Litigates in state and federal court to resolve commercial disputes. Sarah has a natural instinct for trial work and has a direct, believable rapport in the court room. She has had success in numerous jury trials, in both state and federal courts.
- Counsels clients on restrictive covenants. On a national scale, Sarah advises clients on hiring and firing in industries where non-competes and other restrictive covenants make employment decisions high-risk. The landscape for restrictive covenants is rapidly evolving across the country, and Sarah helps her clients stay abreast of changes in every jurisdiction.
- Successfully assisted clients with four jury trials, including before federal and state courts. In addition, Sarah has successfully first-or second-chaired numerous bench trials and arbitrations and has successfully settled other disputes.
- Helped clients avoid post-judgment gamesmanship and inappropriate collection efforts by providing the court with common-sense solutions, which ultimately led to success for her clients.
- Named to Indiana Business Journal’s “Twenty in their 20’s” inaugural class (2021)
Professional & Civic Activities
- Indianapolis Bar Association, member
- Indiana State Bar Association, member
- Second Presbyterian Church, Elder (2022-Present); Taskforce on Race & Welcome (Mar. 2020-2021)
- Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), Advisory Board Member (2022-Present)
- SAWS, Inc, volunteer, 2021-present
- Indianapolis Art Center Young Professionals Arts Council, President, Founding Member (2019-Present)
- Ronald McDonald House Young Professional Board, member, 2018-present
- Delta Gamma Fraternity Indianapolis Alumnae Group, director or collegiate relations and member, 2018-present
- Taskforce on Race and Welcome - Second Presbyterian Church, member, 2020, 2021
- IndyBar, Young Lawyers Division CLE Committee, member, 2019, 2020
- Law clerk, Office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, 2016
- Intern, Honorable Justice Mark S. Massa, Indiana Supreme Court, 2016
- Legal intern for Indiana University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel 2015-2016
News & Insights
- Media Mention
- Article"Developments in Indiana Appellate Procedure: Rule Amendments, Remarkable Case Law, and Court Guidance for Appellate Practitioners"53 Ind. L. Rev. 805
- Article"Locally Made offers hyperlocal fill-in for Broad Ripple Art Fair"IndyHub
- Article"Developments in Indiana Appellate Procedure: Rule Amendments, Remarkable Case Law, and Court Guidance for Appellate Practitioners"52 Ind. L. Rev. 617
- Indiana University–Maurer School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
- Dean's Writing Fellow, 2015-2017
- Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equity, notes editor, 2015-2017
- Sherman Minton Moot Court Finalist, 2016
- Wichita State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2014)
- Major: Social Work
- Wichita State Women of the Year, 2012
- Senior Honor Woman, 2014
- Gore Scholar
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit