Sarah T. Parks, Associate

Biography

Sarah Parks assists clients in a wide array of litigation matters with a primary focus on commercial litigation, and substantial experience in products liability and appellate law. In addition, she has knowledge of fraternity and sorority law.

Sarah has experience in preparation for and participation in trials, including serving as second chair in a state medical malpractice jury trial, second chair in a federal civil rights jury trial, and first chair in several state level bench trials and small claims trials.

Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, she served as a legal intern for Indiana University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel; a law clerk for the Office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly; and, an intern to the Honorable Justice Mark S. Massa with the Indiana Supreme Court. Additionally, Sarah worked as a legal intern for the Office of the General Counsel of St. Francis Community Services in Salina, Kansas.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, member
  • Indianapolis Art Center Young Professionals Advisory Board, president and 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
  • SAWS, Inc, volunteer, 2021-present
  • IndyBar, Young Lawyers Division CLE Committee, member, 2019, 2020