Sarah K. Murray joined Nachawati’s Mass Tort, Environmental, and Public Entity section in 2022. This section of the firm represents public and private entities dealing with critical environmental and water contamination issues related to irresponsible corporate practices. Sarah’s background and experience demonstrate a firm foundation for analyzing and understanding complex legal issues, particularly in the environmental arena, as well as an exceptionally strong work ethic and excellent legal research and writing skills.
Prior to beginning her career at Nachawati, Sarah focused on environmental and natural resource law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she took several valuable courses that remain relevant to her current practice — including water law, toxic torts, environmental litigation, environmental law, environmental mediation, and administrative law. During her time at Lewis & Clark, Sarah was an active member of the Animal Law Review. In addition, Sarah spent a semester as a law clerk for the Honorable Stacie F. Beckerman at Oregon’s Federal District Court. Then, in the following semester, Sarah honed her environmental administrative experience working for Earthrise Legal Clinic. Preceding law school, Sarah graduated from Tarleton State University, where she majored in Sustainability Studies and received dual minors in Sociology and Wildlife Management.
While attending undergraduate university, Sarah participated in several environmental-focused organizations and study abroad programs, including those in South Africa, Cuba, and Portugal. Participating in these organizations and programs was a pivotal part of her decision to attend law school and pursue a career in environmental advocacy. Sarah’s current experience working in environmental and mass tort litigation at Nachawati Law Group has served to enhance her valuable understanding of advocacy, civil litigation, and the immense problems associated with mass environmental contamination.