Kevin Murch Perez & Morris

Contact

sperez@perez-morris.com

D | (614) 396-3818

O | (614) 431-1500

8000 Ravine’s Edge Court

Suite 300

Columbus, Ohio 43235

 

Practice

Labor & Employment

Business Litigation

Business Counseling

Logistics & Transportation

Civil Rights Litigation

 

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, cum laude, Juris Doctor, 2010

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2007

Sarah Crabtree Perez

Firm Managing Attorney

Sarah Crabtree Perez joined Perez Morris in 2010 and is the firm’s managing partner. She handles commercial litigation, employment, civil rights, supply chain and logistics, and transactional matters. She is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts and in administrative agencies and regulatory bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state Civil Rights/Human Rights Commissions and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.

She oversees litigation in civil rights defense and Americans with Disabilities accessibility claims nationwide, employment and general litigation for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small- and mid-sized regional players.

Sarah works closely with risk and compliance departments on various insurance and regulatory issues, as well as strategies for effective litigation management across the country.

She served as outside general counsel for a national transportation and logistics company. Litigation matters ranged from multi-million-dollar class action lawsuits to employment, personal injury and contract disputes. She negotiated commercial contracts with the company’s customers and vendors and revamped company transportation agreements currently in place for more than 1,000 motor carriers..

Sarah is fluent in Spanish and is regularly asked to speak on topics related to women’s leadership, business management and strategies for leveraging business for community impact.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, She served as a law clerk for a New York City-based firm focusing on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation, as well as residential real estate.

Sarah is an active champion of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and within her community. She lives in Worthington, Ohio, with her husband and three children.

 

Admissions

Ohio

>United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2020

>United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2010

Florida, 2014

>United States District Court, Southern  District of Florida, 2020

Colorado

>District of Colorado, 2020

 

Memberships & Affiliations

>Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Trustee-At-Large, 2020

>National Association of Women Business Owners, Member, 2020

>Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), Member, 2014 – present

>National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2015; Law Firm Member, 2010 – present

>Hofstra University Moot Court Board, President and Editor-in-Chief, 2009 – 2010

>Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Editorial Board, 2008 – 2010

 

Presentations

>Reducing Stigma, Understanding the Law, and Manaaging Risk with the Changing Face of Disability Claims, Ohio CLE presentation February 2020

> Websites Under Attack! Legal Update & Strategies for Management of ADA Title III Claims, NAMWOLF Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference, February 2020

>Leadership + the Meaningful Story, Panel Presenter, Columbus Retail Re-Thought Conference, May 2019

>Cottage Industry Litigation That Can Cost Your Business, Central Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel, October 2019

>Difficult & Crisis Communication, Panel Presenter, Ohio Women’s Bar Association Leadership Institute, November 2019

>What’s on the Horizon in Transportation? Compliance Considerations and the Impact of Emerging Technology, CLE presentation to Fortune 100 retail client, January 2017

>Beyond the Schoolyard: Workplace Bullying, NAMWOLF Webinar Presentation, July 2015

>Up Close and Personal: Legal Risks Associated with Use of Personality Assessments in the Workplace, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, September 2015

>Picking Up Where Upjohn Left Off: Best Practices in Attorney-Client Privilege for In-house and Outside Counsel, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, September 2014

 

Publications

>The 45th Anniversary of Title VII: Where We Are, Where We’ve Been, and Where We May Go, Volume 27.2, Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, 2010

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

>Medical Mutual’s Pillar Award Recipient, Perez & Morris LLC, 2019

>Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Diversity Champion Award, Perez & Morris LLC, 2019

>Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2018

 

BOARD POSITIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

>The Overcomer Foundation, President & Co-Founder, 2018 – present

> Grant Medical Center, Development Board, Ohio Health Foundation, Board Member 2018-present

>Women for Economic & Leadership Development (WELD), Calendar Committee Co-Chair, 2015

>National Association for Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2015; Events Committee Member, 2017; Cross-Marketing Committee Member 2017 – present.