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Sarah Dawley

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South Pasadena, CA

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Sarah Dawley joined the firm in September 2019. Ms. Dawley received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Irvine School of Law in 2018 and her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 2013.
Prior to joining Schonbrun Seplow Harris and Hoffman, Ms. Dawley was a University of California, Irvine, Public Interest Fellow at the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center. Her time there focused on civil rights work on behalf of individuals experiencing homelessness in Orange County and estate planning.
During Law School, Ms. Dawley participated in Moot Court both as a competitor and on the board. As a law student, she also had the honor of participating in the Appellate Litigation Clinic where she argued in front of the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an inmate regarding civil rights violations. During her summers, Ms. Dawley was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jay Gandhi, a magistrate judge in the Central District of California, and a law clerk at the City Attorney’s Office.

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour
  • Civil Rights
  • Police Misconduct
  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Personal Injury
  • International Human Rights
  • Class Actions


  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: Moot Court Competition, Second Place
    • Honors: Moot Court Executive Board, Co-Vice President of Brief Writing
    • Honors: Appellate Litigation Clinic
  • Tufts University
    • B.A. - 2013

Past Positions:

  • Honorable Jay Gandhi, Judicial Extern

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Community Legal Aid of Southern California Supplemental Security Income Clinic Leader
  • University of California, Irvine, Elder Law and Disability Rights Center, Public Interest Fellow