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Sarah M. Thomas

Partner
Nevada | Colorado
p. (702) 745-4800 | c. (702) 600-3056 | c. (702) 745-4805
e. sarah@meadlawgroup.com

Main Bio

Sarah’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a special focus on construction law. In construction, she has experience in complex construction disputes, mechanic’s liens, defending residential construction defect claims, defending and pursuing commercial deficiency in design and construction claims, and defending and pursuing delay claims. In addition to litigation matters, Sarah’s practice includes drafting contracts for small and large commercial projects on behalf of both owners and contractors. Sarah also has experience in other areas of commercial litigation, including general contract disputes, financial services litigation, and other general civil litigation matters.

Education: 

• William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Juris Doctor, May 2014
Cum Laude
Honors: 

Full Academic Scholarship, 2013 – 2014
Half Academic Scholarship, 2011 – 2013
Dean’s List, 4 of 6 semesters
CALI Award Winner -- Sales & Leases, Remedies
Activities: 

Nevada Law Journal, Junior Staff Member, 2012 – 2013
Nevada Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2013 – 2014
Animal Legal Defense Society, Treasurer, 2012 – 2013
Animal Legal Defense Society, President, 2013 – 2014

• University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Bachelor of Arts in History, May 2011

Honors: Dean’s List, 7 of 8 semesters

Court Admissions:

• Supreme Court of Nevada
• Supreme Court of Colorado
• United States District Court, District of Nevada
• United States District Court, District ofColorado

Professional Memberships & Activities:

• State Bar of Nevada, admitted 2015
• State Bar of Colorado, admitted 2014
• Clark County Bar Association
• American Bar Association
     - Young Lawyers Division
     - Forum on Construction Law

Representative Presentations & Publications

Publications:

• Changes in Nevada Construction Law Foster Real Estate Growth, Law360, April 21, 2016
•  Trends in Social Infrastructure, Law Week Colorado, August 12, 2013 (co-author with James M. Mulligan, Esq.)
• SB246 Affects Construction Managers at Risk, Nevada Lawyer, September 2017
• 2017 Legislation Impacts Nevada Construction, Nevada Lawyer, September 2017 (co-author with Leon F. Mead II, Esq.).
• (Successful, Joyful) Work-Life Balance Creation for Women, Real Magazine (Publication Summer 2021)

Professional Recognition & Awards:

• Best Lawyers – 2021-2022 (One to Watch in 2021)

• Legal Elite – Best Up and Coming Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2016)
• Legal Elite – Southern Nevada’s Top Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2017-2021)
• Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Selection (2017-2021)

• Construction Lawyers Society of America – Associate Fellow (2019-2022)

Other Professional Experience:

Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little, Associate Attorney, 2016-2017
Snell & Wilmer, Associate Attorney, 2014-2016
Summer Associate, Summer, 2013
Supreme Court of Nevada, Extern to the Honorable Justice Douglas, Spring 2013