Sara Murphy is an associate in Pierce Atwood's Litigation Practice Group.

Before joining Pierce Atwood, Sara gained valuable insight into state appellate litigation and federal trial litigation first as a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and subsequently as a law clerk for the Honorable D. Brock Hornby of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

Prior to clerking, Sara sought out a diverse range of experiences as a law student—she was a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic advocating for children in the juvenile justice system; the Symposium Editor of the Maine Law Review; a teaching assistant for first year Property and Civil Procedure courses; the Charles A. Harvey, Jr. Trial Practice Immersion Fellow, working with experienced trial attorneys on civil and criminal cases; the Bernstein Fellow, working as a law clerk for the District Court in Portland, Maine; and as a student member of the Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court.

Upon graduation, Sara received the Faculty Significant Achievement Award for her academic performance and the ALI CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award as the student who best represented a combination of scholarship and leadership during law school.

Before attending law school, Sara worked in theater in Los Angeles and Portland.  She now serves on the Board of Trustees at the Portland Stage.

Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, Portland Stage