Sarah Bain was first inspired to become an attorney when her high school history teacher, who was an attorney himself, saw her potential to be a great lawyer and encouraged her to pursue the law. According to Sarah, “He was one of the most fascinating people I had ever met; each day he would pull up a few minutes before class in his shiny red convertible, smoking a big cigar. He was an amazing storyteller, and he inspired my love of learning.”
It’s this love for learning new things that has propelled Sarah forward through her various legal careers, always challenging her to dig deeper, remain open, and look for innovative solutions to any hurdle positioned in her way. When asked about her favorite quote, Sarah references the Zen saying, “leap and the net will appear”, adding that everything she has ever wanted or achieved in her life was on the other side of her own fears.
Sarah received her BS in Psychology in 2004, her Masters in Arts in Teaching in 2013, and her Juris Doctorate in 2008. While in law school she was an American Inn of Court Student Member, Coordinator of the Peer Mentoring Program, International Law Society Member, and a volunteer for the Oregon Law Student’s Public Interest Fund. Currently, she is a volunteer for the Children’s Representation Project of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Through this program, she has represented children in high-conflict divorce cases. According to Sarah, “As an attorney, I am very passionate about looking out for the best interests of children and helping my clients get through some of the most difficult times in their lives.”
Sarah has worked in multiple areas of law throughout her career; from disability and civil rights to construction and personal injury law. However, Sarah believes that being a family law attorney is one of the most rewarding professions because every day she gets to step into a difficult situation and help her clients through some of their most challenging seasons.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah has lived in many places along the West Coast, including Canada, Oregon, and California. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, running, reading, baking, and camping. When asked what her perfect Saturday would consist of, she paints the picture of a warm cup of coffee and a book in hand to start the day, followed by a hike, a bike ride, or time at the beach or river, and closed off with a concert with friends or board games at home with her husband.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Sarah can help you with your family law case, contact our office today at (503) 227-0200.