Sara Schafer is a civil litigator in our litigation department with over 10 years of experience handling personal injury and automobile accidents cases. Sara became a lawyer because she wanted to help people, and has devoted her career to helping victims of accidents. Sara is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, and has practiced extensively in both state and federal courts all across the state of Florida. Sara has handled a plethora of cases against many large corporations, such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Publix, Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, as well as against almost every major insurance company.
Sara grew up in New York City and attended the renowned Bronx High School of Science. She then attended Bryn Mawr College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Political Science and graduated cum laude. Sara completed a fellowship with the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington, D.C., and the abstract of her paper for this fellowship was published by the Center. Sara also worked for both Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate Office and Senate re-election campaign before moving to Miami to attend the University of Miami Law School. There, she earned her Juris Doctor degree cum laude.
In her legal career, Sara worked for Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber at the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida and for Chief Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr. at the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. She also volunteered at a detention center, where she taught law-related subject matter to incarcerated high school-aged students. Sara worked at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, where she handled a variety of criminal cases and at a firm focusing on civil rights violations, including violations of the Americans With Disability Act and Fair Housing Act. Sara also worked as a civil litigator on the defense side, before pursuing her passion as a Plaintiff's lawyer and helping others.