Sara Schafer is an accomplished civil litigator with a wealth of experience spanning over 12 years. Her expertise lies in the realm of personal injury law– particularly in cases involving automobile crashes and premises liability. Additionally, she has successfully handled many cases pertaining to cruise ship injuries, life insurance disputes, and product liability.
Driven by her desire to make a positive impact, Sara chose to become a lawyer and has dedicated her career to helping accident victims. She is an esteemed member of the Florida Bar, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. She has practiced extensively in both state and federal courts all across the state of Florida.
Sara’s legal prowess is evident in her extensive track record of taking on major corporations, including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Publix, Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, as well as nearly every major insurance company.
Raised in New York City, Sara attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science before embarking on her academic journey at Bryn Mawr College. There, she excelled in her studies, earning a double major in Philosophy and Political Science and graduated cum laude. Sara completed a fellowship with the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington, D.C., and the abstract of her paper for this fellowship was published by Center. Prior to her legal career, Sara gained valuable experience working for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate Office and Senate re-election campaign. Sara’s passion for law eventually led her to Miami, where she attended the University of Miami Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor degree cum laude.
Throughout her professional journey, Sara has honed her skills working under the guidance of influential figures such as Federal Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber at the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida, as well as Chief Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr. at the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. She also volunteered at a detention center, where she taught law-related subject matter to incarcerated high school-aged students. Sara’s previous positions also include working at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, where she handled a diverse range of criminal cases, and at a firm specializing in civil rights violations, particularly those pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act. Sara also briefly explored the defense side of civil litigation, before discovering her true calling as a passionate advocate for Plaintiffs.
When she’s not tirelessly championing her clients’ causes, Sara enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs. As an avid Disney fan, she also finds joy in immersing herself in the enchanting world of Disney.