Sara E. Inman

Associate
sara.inman dbr.com
Phone: (469) 357-2544 (469) 357-2544

About

Sara E. Inman has established her practice with a wide range of litigation experience that includes product liability defense, insurance bad faith litigation, commercial litigation and litigation involving catastrophic injuries. She represents small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts and has experience in all aspects of trial preparation and arbitration. Sara is frequently taking depositions or attending hearings, which has made her very comfortable in a courtroom and prepared to handle complex issues that may arise during the course of litigation. Sara has been retained to conduct investigations before matters reach the litigation stage, and to counsel clients on issues relating to privacy and cybersecurity.

Sara engenders a great deal of trust through her responsiveness and her determination to go the distance in resolving matters according to each client’s objectives. Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, she served as national discovery counsel for a Fortune 500 company and is skilled at navigating complex, sensitive discovery issues.

One of Sara’s most rewarding professional experiences comes from her pro bono work. Sara’s retention in a particular matter made her realize her performance can be life changing for the client. As a member of the Drinker Biddle Women’s Leadership Committee, Sara advocated for her firm’s partnership in supporting the summer debate institutes at the University of Texas at Dallas, her alma mater, and made a lead gift to establish the Drinker Biddle Women in Debate Scholarship aimed at attracting, retaining and advancing women’s participation in high school debate. Sara was a member of the UT Dallas debate team, and was the first woman and minority qualifier to the National Debate Tournament from UT Dallas.

While Sara considers Pensacola, Florida, her hometown, as the daughter of a Navy intelligence officer she has lived in many places, including her mother’s hometown of Seoul, South Korea. This diverse experience made Sara adaptable, flexible, and self-disciplined ─characteristics of immense value in her practice of law.

Recognitions

Finalist, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy National Competition
First Place, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Regional Competition

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2011, Science and Technology Law Review – Notes Editor
  • University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., 2008, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Organizations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • University of Texas at Dallas Debate Alumni Association
  • University of Texas at Dallas Hobson Wildenthal Honors College Debate Scholarship Committee
  • Women's Leadership Committee, Drinker Biddle, Dallas Associate representative