Sarah Bradbury is an experienced partner and legal strategist in the business community. In her 15 years of experience, she has assisted employers and individuals facing challenges in labor and employment matters and business disputes. Sarah has more than a decade of experience in private practice with some of the nation’s most distinguished law firms. That experience is complemented by five-years of experience as in-house labor, employment, and litigation counsel for two Fortune 500 companies. Sarah fully understands the dual role of providing business advice and legal counsel. She appreciates the tough decisions companies are forced to make every day—whether it relates to their employees or the company’s bottom line. Both businesses and individuals seek Sarah’s practical legal advice to resolve and litigate a wide variety of claims because she gets it and provides pragmatic advice. As a small business owner, she is uniquely qualified to advise small business owners braving the challenging employment and legal landscape.

Sarah is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She handles all facets of labor and employment law, including but not limited to, union grievances, advice and counsel, performance management, RIFs, employment contracts, employee handbooks, policies & procedures, charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, governmental audits, wage and hour disputes, leave and accommodation issues, restrictive covenants, unfair competition or solicitation, temporary restraining orders, litigation prevention, and representation in trial litigation.

Sarah is also an experienced litigator handling both sides of general business disputes, including contract disputes, business torts, insurance defense, breaches of fiduciary duty, premises liability, and personal injury.

Sarah enjoys time with her husband, Judd, and her two boys, Charlie and Oliver. She is an experienced pie baker and dessert enthusiast.

Education and Certifications

J. D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 2003

  • Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice, Executive Editor, 2002-2003

B. A., Communication Studies Major, Business Administration Minor, Vanderbilt University, 2000, cum laude

  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009 to present

 

Prior Work Experience

  • Founding Partner, Stewart Bradbury PLLC
  • Senior Counsel, Estes Thorne & Carr, PLLC
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits, Energy Transfer Partners
  • Senior Legal Counsel, MoneyGram International, Inc.
  • Senior Attorney, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • Associate, Jones Day
  • Associate, Fulbright & Jaworksi LLP
  • Scoreboard Producer, Tennessee Titans Radio Network.

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Pro hac vice admission to various federal district courts across the United States

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Womens Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni

Recent Publications

  • Trumping It Up: Analyzing the New Administration’s Impact on Employers – 09/2017
  • Stalled Overtime Rules May Still Impact You “Always On” Employees – Dallas Bar Association Headnotes – 01/2017
  • Taking a Step Back: The Impact of the Sudden Halt on the New Overtime Rules – ABA The Woman Advocate Newsletter – 01/2017
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality

Recent Speeches

  • Keynote speaker, Trumping It Up: Analyzing the New Administration’s Impact on Employers at ABA Employment and Labor Relations Inaugural Regional Meeting – 09/2017
  • What’s on the Horizon for the Trump Administration and Employment Laws? – Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section – 02/2017