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Sarah S. Washburn


Sarah focuses her practice on trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients. She advises clients in numerous subject areas, including constitutional law, contracts, election law, eminent domain, municipal law, and construction law.

Before joining Pacifica, Sarah interned for Heart of America Northwest, where she researched environmental impacts relating to the Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup project. She also externed for Judge Richard A. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and clerked for Judge Linda Lau of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1.

Sarah is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband live near Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood. Sarah is an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks, and in her free time enjoys hiking, cooking, and gardening.

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington


  • Arizona State University, B.S., Biology (major), Business (minor), summa cum laude
  • University of Washington, Order of the Coif (Washington Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor)


  • Selected to Washington Rising Stars, 2017


  • “Distinguishing Carcieri v. Salazar: Why the Supreme Court Got it Wrong and How Congress and Courts Should Respond to Preserve Tribal and Federal Interests in the IRA’s Trust-Land Provisions,” 85 Wash. L. Rev. 603 (2011)

Professional Organizations:

  • Washington Women Lawyers (King County Chapter), 2013-Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2011-Present
  • King County Bar Association, June 2014-Present