Sara is a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Cherokee Nation who has represented the Nation in tribal, state and federal courts since 2004. She primarily focuses on Environmental issues for the tribe, at this time, but has extensive experience in Indian Child Welfare, Employment Law and Tribal Criminal Law. She served as counsel for the Cherokee Nation in Cherokee Nation v. Nomura and State of Oklahoma v. Tyson et al.
While in law school, Sara was a member of the National Trial Competition team and received honors designations in numerous courses. As an undergraduate she won more than twenty awards for public speaking and debate, placing in three national tournaments. She was selected as debater of the year for Northeastern State University in 2000.
Sara is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the courts of the Chickasaw Nation and Cherokee Nation, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
2003 J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law
2000 B.A., with Honors, Northeastern State University
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