Sara was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Minor in Art. Sara enjoyed a successful career in public relations prior to entering Campbell University School of Law in 1999. While at Campbell, Sara was a writer and advertising manager for the Campbell Law Observer. She also worked as a library assistant and clerked with Rufus Edmisten. She graduated from Campbell University School of Law in 2002.

Before coming to Harrington, Gilleland, Winstead, Feindel and Lucas, Sara practiced at firms in Raleigh, Durham and Sanford. Her primary area of focus has been consumer and small business bankruptcy. Sara has expanded her practice to include estate administration, which entails helping families deal with the estates of loved ones. Sara has a real passion for helping people with legal hurdles during difficult times in their lives. No matter how bad the situation, she strives to alleviate their fear and confusion and have them leave feeling as if a burden has been lifted.

Sara currently serves on the board of Lee County Industries (LCI), a non-profit that enables people with disabilities to lead more independent productive and rewarding lives as well as offering creative workforce and document solutions for businesses. She is also on the board of Sanford Business and Professional Women and the Sanford Bar Association, and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys