Sarah Stevenson is an associate in the Natural Resources Department and a litigator representing private business and public entities. Her natural resources experience focuses on water law, including water adjudications and inter-state water compact disputes, and Native American law, including natural resource development projects on Native American land, and traditional cultural properties. Sarah has litigated business disputes, and employment and First Amendment cases.
Sarah's recent experience includes obtaining a jury verdict as second chair attorney in a federal court employment case and conducting oral argument before the New Mexico Supreme Court in a state-law appeal. She has advised clients developing projects on Native American land on issues regarding indigenous rights, jurisdiction, and contract formation, and provides pro bono services to local families in conjunction with the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center. With a practice that includes cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, she advises and guides clients on a broad range of cases.
Sarah attended Scripps College, where she received a B.A. in American Studies, with honors, and a minor in French. After college, Sarah served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, and received a joint J.D./M.A. in International Political Economics and Development from Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. While at Fordham, she was chosen as a Crowley Scholar in International Human Rights, participated in the Leitner Human Rights Clinic, and was a research assistant for Professor Russell Pearce. She clerked for the Honorable Patricio M. Serna of the New Mexico Supreme Court from 2009 to 2011. After her clerkship, Sarah returned to her hometown of Albuquerque.
Southwest Super Lawyers® has recognized Sarah as a Southwest Rising Star in Appellate practice.
Fordham University, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Dean's List 2007-2009
- Fordham University, M.A. in International Political Economy and Development, 2009
Scripps College, B.A. in American Studies, 2001, with honors
- New Mexico
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma