Sarah Evans has been practicing law in San Diego since 2000, primarily working on employment law matters. Sarah regularly provides employment law advice to local employers to assist their compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations and frequently advises clients in the early stages of potential disputes. She investigates harassment complaints and trains supervisors and managers about the proper ways to investigate sexual harassment complaints.

Sarah is also a litigation attorney, handling claims filed with the Employment Development Department, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, as well as in federal and state courts. Sarah regularly defends clients in class action cases involving employment and wage issues and is co-author of the employment law chapter in “A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions” published by the American Bar Association.

From a small town in Kentucky, Sarah and her husband enjoy San Diego with their two school age sons.

education

  • University of Southern California (B.A., 1997)
  • Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2000)

memberships

  • California Women Lawyers
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

awards

  • San Diego Business Journal's 2017 Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal's 2016 Best of the Bar
  • Wiley M. Manual Award for pro bono legal services (three times)
  • Named to the San Diego Daily Transcript's Top Young Attorneys 2007
  • Named a Top 40 Under 40, San Diego Brightest Young Leaders, by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine

community service

  • Friends of Balboa Park Board of Directors
  • Border View Family YMCA board of management member and current chair
  • Crawford High School Academy of Law board of directors member
  • South County Economic Development Council’s Workforce and Education Committee member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego board of directors former member, including one year as vice president