Sara Barnes


Sara Barnes joined the firm in November 2011 and concentrates her practice in Zoning and Land Use, Licensing and Commercial Litigation for both public and private companies and individuals. Her clients include contractors, developers, property owners, private business owners, publicly traded companies, healthcare institutions, government entities and other licensed professionals.

Ms. Barnes has represented clients in the U.S. and Europe in matters involving breach of commercial contract, commercial liability, contract interpretation, construction defect and catastrophic loss.

She interned with the National Legal Center in Washington, D.C. and spent a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where she assisted European banks with the initial implementation of the Euro.



  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. 2004
  • Michigan State University


  • Member of Cambridge Who’s Who of Female Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
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