Sara Welch has experience handling a wide variety of litigation matters for local and national clients. In addition to litigating a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, Sara has extensive experience in the area of employment litigation. She has defended employers against claims of discrimination and harassment based on race, sex, age, disability and religion, as well as claims of retaliation, wrongful discharge based on whistleblowing, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Sara's practice also includes the defense of employers in class and collective action litigation, particularly in cases asserting claims under Title VII and the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition, Sara regularly counsels clients and litigates cases involving employment, confidentiality and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. She has served as lead counsel both in jury trials and in arbitration, and has defended appeals in the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeals and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.
Prior to joining the firm, Sara served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Howard F. Sachs, United States District Court for the Western District of the Missouri.