SARAH ANN NICOLAS is the Managing Member of Ramon Worthington’s Austin office. The firm is a proud member of NAMWOLF, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, as well as the Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SWMSDC) and the Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program.
Sarah is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated attorney who has successfully represented both corporate and individual clients at trial and on appeal in various types of cases, including complex commercial litigation of varying kinds, products liability, construction, other serious personal injury and death, breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability/legal malpractice, negligence, trademark and copyright infringement and misrepresentations, and related disputes in State and Federal Court, as well as arbitration. Sarah’s practice includes representation of plaintiffs and defendants, at both trial and appeal. She also counsels clients with regard to non-litigation contract drafting, negotiation and enforcement.
Sarah is a Qualified Mediator pursuant to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §154.052(a) and §154.052(b) (family) and is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators
Sarah is a native of Texas and lived in the Rio Grande Valley for almost ten years. She returned to the Austin area in 2011. Sarah graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 1996, receiving a B.A. with honors in Political Science and International Studies. Sarah then attended The University of Texas School of Law and received her Juris Doctor with honors in 1999 and was admitted to practice in Texas that same year. Sarah was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2001.
Sarah has been active in the profession, volunteering on pro bono legal projects and speaking at continuing legal education seminars. Sarah has also volunteered for the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. Sarah also has a political past, including time spent as a Legislative Aide for United States Congressman Lloyd Doggett in Washington, DC, and as Deputy Director of Convention Affairs for the Democratic National Committee for the Democratic National Convention in 2000. Sarah was also Deputy Finance Director for the Garry Mauro for Governor campaign in 1998.
Sarah is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated attorney and was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters and published by Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine, from 2007-2014.
Sarah enjoys running.
Areas of Practice:
First Party/Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
Professional Liability (Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, other professional liability)
Catastrophic Injury and Death
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Labor and Employment
Texas (1999) and California (2001)
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
The University of Texas School of Law at Austin, 1999 Juris Doctor with honors
Texas Lutheran College, 1996 B.A. magna cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Inc. (NAMWOLF)
Association of Attorney-Mediators
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)
Austin Bar Association (Litigation Section)
Hidalgo County Bar Association
Cameron County Bar Association
“Texas Rising Star” as published by Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine (2007-2014)