Sarah Dunkley is an experienced litigation attorney, having practiced in both federal and state courts in Australia and the United States in a variety of areas, including product liability matters, regulatory disputes, international arbitration, malpractice and professional liability actions, various class actions, construction litigation, insolvency/bankruptcy work, complex contract disputes and shareholder actions.
Sarah’s recent work and career interests have included:
Prior to joining Hahn Loeser, she was a senior associate with The Patterson Law Firm, LLC, where she had extensive trial experience and motion practice in State and Federal Courts. Before relocating to Chicago, Sarah gained experience with two large law firms, having spent three years as an associate with the litigation team at Squire Patton Boggs in Western Australia and four years as a litigation associate with Ashurst LLP, a multinational law firm with approximately 1600 attorneys.
After completing an LLM degree in International Comparative Law from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she was on the Dean’s list, Sarah gained experience in commercial litigation and class action disputes as a judicial extern at the Marion County Court in Indiana, and as a law clerk at Cohen and Malad, LLP.
Sarah started her legal career as the judicial clerk to the Hon. Justice Michael Murray at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
LLM International and Comparative Law, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2014
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Research Assistant
LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and B.A. in Psychology, Murdoch University, 2009
Honors & Activities: Editor, Murdoch Student Law Journal, Student Council Member, Moot Court Bench
State of Illinois, 2018
Northern District of Illinois, 2018
Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court,7th Court of Appeals, 2019
Central District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court, 2021
High Court of Australia, 2015
Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2011
AAJ International Practice Group Editor, 2021
Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) volunteer
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Western Australian Women Lawyers Association
Youth International Arbitration Group member
Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society Western Australia
Arts Law Centre of Australia member
American-Indianapolis Inn of Court Alumni group member
Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Group